Five Memphis commits Norvell should bring with him to FSU

One of new Florida State head coach Mike Norvell’s immediate tasks will be putting the Seminoles’ recruiting class back together. FSU has lost six commitments since Willie Taggart was fired in early November, including three within hours of each other on Friday.

The ‘Noles currently sit with 14 verbal commitments and it remains to be seen if any more of them decide to reopen their recruitments. 14 players are scheduled to officially visit Tallahassee starting Friday, Dec. 13 including 10 commits.

It’s imperative for Norvell to move quickly on the recruiting trail, especially with the Early Signing Period just 10 days away. It may be wise for him to go after a few recruits he’s already familiar with.

Here are five of Memphis’ commits that Norvell should recruit to Florida State.

1. Kundarrius Taylor, JUCO wide receiver

With Tamorrion Terry potentially moving onto the NFL following this season and Keith Gavin graduating, Kundarrius Taylor could be a possible addition to #Tribe20. FSU failed to sign an offensive skill player last cycle and Taylor could help bridge that gap.

A former Oklahoma signee, he’s ranked as the No. 17 overall JUCO prospect and the No. 3 WR by the 247Sports composite rankings. Taylor caught 31 passes for 547 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018 for Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He has offers from Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Mississippi State.

2. Keilon Brown, three-star quarterback

We’re all too familiar with Florida State’s struggles to recruit a quarterback over the past few seasons. The Seminoles haven’t signed a signal-caller out of high school since James Blackman and four-star QB commit Jeff Sims may look to go elsewhere after the Norvell hire.

Brown has a solid arm and he’s dynamic using his legs. He tossed 25 touchdowns to just seven interceptions as a junior while rushing for 1,169 yards and 17 more scores. Considering the circumstances, Brown would be a nice prospect to land if Sims decommits. He has offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, and Arkansas State

3. Kalyn Grandberry, JUCO running back

Kalyn Grandberry could potentially fill a big hole on FSU’s offense in 2020. The ‘Noles are expected to lose Cam Akers to the NFL and there are question marks about Khalan Laborn and Anthony Grant’s future with the program. That means there’s a possibility of having zero returning running backs next season.

The JUCO running back has accumulated 2,078 rushing yards and 20 TD’s on the ground in two seasons at Jones County Junior College. He could be a stopgap option while FSU tries to rebuild its depth at RB. Grandberry has offers from Lousiana, Troy, and Southern Miss.

4. Mitchell Gildehaus, three-star offensive tackle

Offensive line is another area that Florida State needs to continue to improve. The Seminoles have allowed a whopping 44 total sacks with one game still to go in 2019. That’s not good, to say the least and it’s an area Norvell will be committed to rebuilding. They currently have four offensive linemen committed but there’s no telling what could happen with their recruitments moving forward.

Gildehaus has a solid frame at 6-foot-4, 270-pounds. The main things he needs to continue improving on are his pad level and overall aggression. You’d like to see him try and bury defenders a little bit more. He has offers from Kansas, Ball State, and Eastern Michigan.

5. Jonah Gambill, three-star offensive tackle

Like Gildehaus, Gambill plays along the offensive line and has a nice frame at 6-foot-4, 280-pounds. A Georgia native, he does a great job of staying underneath defenders and shows off a powerful punch. He’s aggressive in the run game and is athletic enough to be used as a pulling blocker.

He seems like a solid development prospect. He has offers from Louisville, Appalachian State, and East Carolina.

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