In four years under head coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State Seminoles have compiled a record of 45-10, including three appearances in the ACC Championship Game, two ACC Titles, two BCS Bowl victories and a 34-31 victory over the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game in January to claim their third title. That’s a far cry from their final five years under Bobby Bowden when they posted records of 8-5, 7-6, 7-6, 9-4 and 7-6.
Their improvement in recruiting has been arguably the biggest reason for their success. Their class was ranked seventh in the country in 2010 (Lamarcus Joyner, Christian Jones), second in the country in 2011 (Karlos Williams, Timmy Jernigan), third in the country (Jameis Winston, Mario Edwards, Jr.), 10th in the country in 2013 (Matthew Thomas, Jalen Ramsey) and fourth in the country in 2014 (Dalvin Cook, Ermon Lane).
On Saturday, the Seminoles landed their second commitment in the class of 2016 when 4-Star wide receiver Keith Gavin gave his pledge to the Seminoles. 4-Star defensive tackle Cedric Wood, who attends Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, is the Seminoles’ other 2016 commitment.
The 6’3, 211-pound Gavin is Crawfordville, Florida and attends Wakulla High School, the same school that produced former Seminoles and current Buffalo Bills’ linebacker Nigel Bradham. Gavin is ranked as the 35th-best wide receiver prospect in the country, the 26th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 220th-best overall prospect in the class of 2016 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Gavin also holds offers from the Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes, Penn State Nittany Lions and Tennessee Volunteers, among others.