2024 TE Landen Thomas discusses commitment to Florida State

Florida State picked up its second commitment in the Seminoles 2024 class earlier this week when tight end Landen Thomas announced his decision on Monday. Thomas picked up an offer from tight ends coach Chris Thomsen back in February and felt like this was the right time to make his commitment public.

“I called coach Thomsen and I told him,” Thomas said. “Then he went to tell coach Norvell and I called them back. They were really happy.”

“I just felt like I should go ahead and commit,” Thomas continued. “It’s the school that I want to go to and it’s close to home. I just went ahead and committed.”

With nearly three years remaining until his signing day, it may seem a little unorthodox that the Georgia native committed to FSU this early in his recruitment. That said, it’s been a program that has always had Thomas’ eye and it will allow him to stay close to his family. The drive from Moultrie to Tallahassee is only a little over an hour.

“I feel like FSU is the only school I want to go to,” Thomas said. “I want to stay close to my family.”

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The Colquitt County High School product earned snaps on varsity as a freshman and was part of a Packers team that went deep into the playoffs. Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown while lining up out wide and in a three-point stance. The added experience should only help him with the best years in his prep career yet to come. He’d like to make it to the state championship as a sophomore and score five or more touchdowns.

“I’m a physical player,” Thomas said. “I can catch the ball, I can get open, and I’m a physical blocker.”

Thomas has never visited Florida State but that will change this weekend as he’s expected to be in attendance for the spring game. He won’t be able to interact with the staff but he will be able to see how tight ends are used within the ‘Noles offense.

“I want to see how the tight ends play and how the offense is,” Thomas said. “I’m really gonna be watching the tight ends though.”

Outside of FSU, Thomas has earned offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Cincinnati, and Miami. Five of those scholarship offers have been extended since late January.

“It feels good because I didn’t expect it like this,” Thomas said. “I didn’t expect it to come this early.”

Two current players on the Seminoles roster, kicker Ryan Fitzgerald and tight end Carter Boatwright, also hail from Colquitt County. Thomas says that he has spoken with Boatwright in the past. He’s also familiar with fellow #Tribe24 pledge Kam Davis and is looking forward to getting to know him more. Thomas and Davis live about 45 minutes from each other.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound tight end has spent his offseason working on perfecting his route-running. He’s currently unranked in the 2024 class according to 247Sports.

Keep up with NoleGameday for the latest on Thomas’ blossoming recruitment and his high school career.

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