Rivals.com – Truth or Fiction: FSU may have a tough time maintaining Nyjalik Kelly


Nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney together with analysts Chad Simmons and Sam Spiegelman and Michael Langston from Warchant.com sort out three matters in recruiting and decide whether or not they consider the statements or not.

1.

Kojo Antwi’s choice to delay dedication is unhealthy information for Texas A&M.

Kojo Antwi (Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FICTION. Kojo Antwi now says all 5 of his high packages – Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and USC – have a shot at his dedication however that’s simply the occasion line. This looks as if a battle between the Aggies and the Bulldogs proper now and I nonetheless assume Texas A&M holds a slight edge in his recruitment. Georgia isn’t giving up and in order that might be a convincing pitch however I don’t assume Antwi’s choice to delay is as a result of he’s unsure of which crew he likes finest. Plus, with household in Cypress, Texas (solely an hour from School Station) it’s sort of like a house away from house.

Simmons’ take: FICTION. Texas A&M remains to be thought of the favourite, and he has household within the Lone Star State, however this provides extra time to different packages to recruit Antwi. It additionally provides him extra time to doubtlessly take visits along with his choice July 5, and the optimism of visits taking place once more in June. This appears to be like to be a race between the Aggies and Georgia, the in-state program, however Alabama, Ohio State and USC are concerned, too.

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2.

Evan Stewart will signal with an SEC program.

Evan Stewart
Evan Stewart (Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FACT. It was an enormous early recruiting victory for Steve Sarkisian when the brand new Texas coach landed four-star speedy receiver Evan Stewart. He was an in-state prospect. He match completely what Sarkisian needs to do on offense. However his pledge lasted lower than a month. That leads me to consider it was a snap choice and that the Frisco (Texas) Liberty standout actually wished to go searching in his recruitment and was by no means dead-set on taking part in for the Longhorns. That’s why I feel Stewart finally ends up elsewhere and doesn’t re-commit to Texas. Texas A&M and Florida needs to be watched, Alabama may go wherever for anyone however whereas Texas is attempting to get him again within the class it’s going to be robust.

Spiegelman’s take: FACT: The Rivals100 huge receiver mentioned the Longhorns stay in rivalry, however he listed off 5 different SEC groups which have climbed up the listing and did not point out his household’s alma mater, Tennessee, both. Florida touchdown Nick Evers provides the Gators a leg up. It would not damage that Kadarius Toney will seemingly be a first-rounder in a couple of weeks. The Aggies have picked up steam as an in-state SEC crew and the best way Jimbo Fisher has recruited recently, I would anticipate Texas A&M to be in it till the top. Alabama was a significant contender earlier than coach Steve Sarkisian relocated to Austin, however former Tom Herman assistant Jay Valai has saved the Crimson Tide proper within the thick of issues. Sensible cash is on Stewart taking part in someplace within the SEC.

3.

Florida State goes to have a tough time maintaining Nyjalik Kelly in its class.

Nyjalik Kelly
Nyjalik Kelly (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Gorney’s take: FACT. Miami and Florida try actually laborious to flip him. Texas and Oregon provided after Kelly blew up at a current camp. It will not be surprising if Alabama, Georgia or another nationwide powerhouses obtained extra concerned within the coming months. Florida State has accomplished an amazing job locking in Kelly early, constructing round him on this class and it’s seemingly that the Seminoles may hold him within the 2022 group nevertheless it’s going to be a battle. The Gators and the Hurricanes usually are not going to surrender particularly after he proved he’s among the best defensive ends within the Southeast lately. I predict Florida State will hold him within the class nevertheless it received’t be straightforward.

Langston’s take: FICTION. When the information got here out that he is open to listening to varsities it raised some eyebrows. However while you then dive deep into this one you see the deep love and belief he has for the Florida State employees. The Seminoles had been one of many first packages to push for him and there’s a belief with John Papuchis that’s distinctive. Then you definately go a step additional when specializing in visits. Florida State is the primary and solely place he has talked about visiting instantly. Normally, guys which can be simply hanging on with a program aren’t as centered in visiting that faculty this shortly.

Then lastly his closest buddy is Devaughn Mortimer who simply dedicated to FSU. They’re fairly tight and each really feel very comfy with the Seminoles. This does not imply Florida, Miami and much more faculties received’t push laborious and recruit him. However I do not see this as a straightforward flip or seemingly one particularly if the ‘Noles enhance on the sphere.

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