Recruiting Rundown: It’s a Blue-Chip bonanza in Tallahassee

Although July Fourth is right around the corner, the Seminoles aren’t waiting to get the fireworks started on the recruiting trail. After a slow start to the 2025 cycle with only four commitments entering June, FSU landed two blue-chip recruits this week for the 2025 class and one for the 2026 class. Seminole fans should focus on the quality being acquired versus the quantity, but that’s coming, too. As we wait to see which of the almost 40 recruits who were on campus for an official visit in June pop next, let’s look at the most recent additions to Tribe 25 and 26.

2025 4-Star DT Kevin Wynn

The Seminoles landed a massive commitment in the trenches when 4-star defensive tackle Kevin Wynn chose FSU over other top programs like Texas, UGA, and Alabama, as well as in-state rivals UF and Miami. Measuring in at 6-foot-2, 320 pounds, Wynn is a compact-bodied defensive tackle, a body type we’ve seen Odell Haggins favor in the past. However, don’t let the body type fool you, Wynn is an explosive and athletic player in the trenches. Sure, he can be the space eater you would expect at that size, but he’s more than that. When watching his film, Wynn plays fast, physical, and aggressive. He can take on and split double teams, stuff the run, and create havoc in the backfield. Wynn accounted for 30 tackles for loss during his junior season alone and has over 50 in his career. Wynn also competes in track and field. 247 projects Wynn as a high-level player in college and a future NFL draft pick. Although this may be a lofty comparison for a guy still in high school, when you watch his film the player comparison that came to mind was Timmy Jernigan. Boy would that be nice!

Not only are you getting a talented blue-chip defensive tackle, but this is also a big recruiting win for Odell Haggins. Although there has never been a question about development, the Seminole legend has dealt with some scrutiny over high school in recent years. FSU has only signed one blue-chip defensive tackle in the past four cycles (KJ Sampson) according to the 247 Composite. Could this be the start of a resurgence for the goat? Only time will tell, but the Noles are also in a good spot with 4-star DT Myron Charles and potential flip candidate Jalen Wiggins who is also a 4-star. If the Noles can get Wynn to stick, he’s the type of impact guy who can flip a position group’s outlook. He’s also someone who has the size and tools to contribute early.

2025 4-star WR CJ Wiley

In a move that shocked the recruiting world, including a room full of primarily UGA media awaiting a commitment, the 4-star wide receiver from Alpharetta Georgia spurned the in-state Dawgs in favor of the Seminoles. This was another big win on the trail for FSU (pending he sticks), but they are also getting an exciting prospect. At 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Wiley gives FSU the big-body receiver they have coveted in the past. When you turn on the film, Wiley’s size immediately stands out but so does his speed. It’s not a quick twitch that he offers, but he’s got strider speed that creates separation downfield and allows him to pull away from defenders. It comes as no surprise that he averaged 21.7 yards per catch last year.

Wiley is a multi-sport athlete with a background in track and basketball. He ran a 10.91 100-meter, which is moving for a guy with his size. The basketball background shows up in his ability to go up and get a ball over defenders and his body control gives him an impressive catch radius. I noticed on tape that he’s also good at making catches in a tight window. Wiley will present a major threat in the red zone, but he can run an ample number of routes including working the middle of the field. He was very productive last season as a junior hauling in 68 receptions for 1,473 yards and 14 touchdowns. Wiley cited the long-term relationship with FSU as part of the reason he chose the Noles over the heavily favored Dawgs as well as LSU where his father was an All-SEC defensive end. He stated the staff aims to use him similar to how they did Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson. He will line up inside and outside which expands his versatility. There seems to be a consensus that he has traits similar to Keon, which I’d agree with.

2026 4-star QB Brady Smigiel

Florida State continues to stack talented players in its quarterback room building an impressive foundation for the future at the position. On Saturday, the Seminoles landed the commitment of 2026 quarterback Brady Smigiel from Newbury Park, California. Smigiel is a Top 100 prospect in the 2026 class coming in at 53rd nationally and the number 5 quarterback. According to the 247 Composite, Smigiel is a 4-star prospect, but he’s listed as a 5-star recruit in the Rivals database.

Entering his junior year, Smigiel already has impressive size at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. A couple of notable things about the future Seminole that stand out are that he’s a coach’s son and by the time he gets to FSU will have four years of starting experience under his belt. Even at the high school level, this helps develop his football IQ, which has been touted as one of his biggest strengths. He possesses a strong arm with exceptional accuracy and can make throws at any depth. He can fire one when need be, but can also put touch on a pass. He is not the most mobile quarterback, but he can move the pocket and isn’t scared to stand in there and take a shot. Smigiel has been insanely productive for such a young player. Over the past two seasons, he has completed 511 passes for 7,701 yards and 98 touchdowns with only 25 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of around 62% and added 279 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns on 76 carries.

Smigiel holds an impressive offer list with over 30 FBS offers including names like Oregon, Ohio State, Washington, and in-state rivals Florida and Miami. He noted the relationships with the staff and how they treated the players as a factor in his commitment to a school across the country. Given Norvell and Tony Tokarz’s history with quarterbacks, including the recent development of Jordan Travis, it’s obvious why players at the quarterback position would want to be at FSU. Although 2026 is still a long ways away in a recruiting world where things seem to change by the minute, this is a great grab for the Seminoles. Just think back to where the quarterback room was when Mike Norvell arrived at FSU to where it is now with Brock Glenn, Luke Kromenhoek, Trever Jackson, Tramell Jones Jr., and now Brady Smigiel waiting in the wings behind DJ Uiagalelei.

Final Thoughts

Florida State added three more blue-chip players to its small but impressive list of commitments for the 2025 and 2026 classes. With the addition of Wynn, Wiles, and Smigiel, the Seminoles now have ten blue-chip players waiting in the wings with more to come. There’s a long road between now and signing day, but the momentum is picking up for FSU and if they can put together another solid season on the field it will certainly pay dividends on the trail. Thanks for reading and Go Noles!

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