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DJ Lundy excited for what FSU offers, talks decision

Florida State had a major need in the 2020 recruiting cycle for a fast, physical middle linebacker. While the previous staff didn’t recruit him much, Coach Norvell and the new staff turned their attention to DJ Lundy soon after his state championship game. This past Wednesday, Lundy reciprocated that interest by committing and signing with FSU on National Signing Day. We caught up with the multi-sport athlete to talk about his decision.

DJ Lundy was one of the last commitments of the FSU 2020 recruiting class. Lundy saw his recruiting pick up after his senior season ended, and he ended up picking the Seminoles over Georgia and Virginia Tech. Lundy said that the interest in him was fun to be apart of but he is happy the process is over.

“Recruiting wise I had a lot of schools show me interest, it was fun but I am glad it is over,” Lundy said. “It came down to FSU, Georgia and Virginia Tech for me. It was right around my state championship game that FSU reached out. Soon after I locked up the visit.”


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FSU needed to find a true middle linebacker, a guy who isn’t afraid to fill a hole and lower the boom, and a guy who can lead a defense. DJ is just that. Lundy said it was the visit that really sealed the deal for him and made him at ease with his decision.

“I had a great visit there and built great relationships with the coaches,” Lundy explained. “It was my first time seeing the campus and the facilities. Every school has the same kind of stuff but it is the people there that made it different. I like how the location is close to home, it is a good fit for me, and I like the coaches.”

“I spent most of my time with Coach Marve and Coach Norvell,” Lundy continued. “Most of the visit we talked about the plan they have for me. They said they need a physical linebacker, a guy that can make tackles. They need a presence there. There is a need at linebacker and I can come in, compete and play early.”

By now it is a well-known fact that DJ is also an extremely talented wrestler and that he is a 2x state champion. A lot of lessons can be learned in an individual, physically demanding sport like wrestling. Lundy said that he carries some of that over to the field. DJ also was garnering interest from schools as a wrestler but feels football is where there is more upside.

“I used to be all about wrestling, that was my primary focus,” Lundy said. “I still really like it but I think linebacker gives me more upside. I had some wrestling offers but football is where it’s at for me. You have to have a certain mindset and I carry that over to football. I think it makes me a better football player.”

DJ says FSU is getting just what it needs in the middle of the defense.

“I am a hard-nosed, physical linebacker,” Lundy said. “I’m a winner, and I don’t run away from contact. I am hardworking, and I think I can help FSU win another National Title.”

Stay tuned as we track the rest of Lundy’s push for a 3rd state championship in wrestling and as he preps for FSU.


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