What turned out to be an awful night on the football field, started out being a great night on the recruiting trail for the Florida State Seminoles. Willie Taggart received an excellent piece of news hours before the season-opener vs. Virginia Tech with a commitment from four-star safety Nick Cross.
“Florida State is a great school and the football program is on the rise,” Cross told GN. “They have a great coaching staff in place with a great vision.”
Cross says his relationship with the Florida State coaching staff continues growing stronger.
“It’s been great since I was first offered,” Cross said. “I talk with them on a near daily basis and our relationship has continued to grow.”
Cross, (6-foot, 207 pounds) from Hyattsville (MD.) DeMatha Catholic, is considered to be a top-five safety prospect nationally and is also among the top-75 overall recruits in the country for the 2019 class. He held offers from all over the country, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Penn State before committing to Florida State.
“Florida State is getting a very versatile player,” Cross said of his abilities. “Someone who can play in the box as well as open up and run with wide receivers. Someone who is going to come in and work hard to help the team. I’m also someone who more importantly will go and get a degree.”
Cross, is thankful to have this opportunity to continue his football career at FSU.
“It feels great and I thank God all the time for putting me in the position he has put me in to do what I do,” Cross said. “I just want to let them know that Florida State will get back to national prominence.”
Florida State now sits at 17 commitments for its 2019 class. Of those 17 commitments, 13 of them are considered to be four or five-star prospects by 247sports.com.
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