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With new verbal, Florida State pulls in No. 1 recruiting class (for now)

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Josue Matias, a four-star lineman from Union City (N.J.), recently switched his verbal commitment from in-state favorite Rutgers to Florida State.

With Matias’ verbal, the Seminoles, in just their second full year under Jimbo Fisher, have now climbed atop the recruiting rankings according to two recruiting services — Scout.com and ESPN.com. The ‘Noles are currently ranked No. 3 according to Rivals.com.

Overall, FSU has 25 verbal commitments with room for a few more before National Signing Day on Feb. 2.

Fisher has done a remarkable job of recruiting and, if nothing else, shown no drop off in those efforts since Bobby Bowden was forced out two years ago.

There are, obviously, a wealth of athletes in the state of Florida, and both Florida and Miami are going through drastic periods of transition. If any school stands to reap the benefits from this, it’s Florida State.

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