If there is one thing recruiting fans are accustomed to seeing, it’s Florida State in the Top 10 recruiting rankings. In 2016, the national champion Seminoles are off to another fast start with a pair of ESPN Jr300 prospects, including No. 181 Keith Gavin.
Significance of impact: Gavin’s commitment isn’t one that will be felt nationally, but this is an important pledge for the Seminoles. Gavin resides less than 20 miles from the Florida State campus and had been a heavy lean to the ACC champs. Closing the deal with Gavin is big for Jimbo Fisher and staff as they build momentum in the 2016 class with the most talented prospects close to campus and then branch out.
What he brings: The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Gavin is a big, physical wide receiver with excellent ball skills and the ability to win one-on-one matchups. While he doesn’t possess the burst to run away from defenders at the next level, he has ability after the catch due to strength, vision and instinct.
Strength of commitment: Of the early commitments in 2016, Gavin’s is as strong as it gets. He’s grown up a Seminoles fan, is from down the road and will be on campus dozens of times in the next 18 months. Unless, for some unforeseen reason, the Seminoles go in another direction, chalk this one up as a done deal for Florida State.
Percent chance of the commit holding: 99 percent.
Biggest threat: None. While Florida, Clemson, Miami and many others had offered and were in pursuit of Gavin, this recruitment was always the Seminoles to win, or lose.