Four-star Lucas Simmons from Clearwater is the lone offensive lineman commit for the recruiting class. After Kearney decommitted, Simmons reaffirmed his commitment to the Seminoles on Twitter:
Nole nation we still locked in!🍢🍢 #Tribe23
— Lucas Simmons (@LucasSimmons55) October 25, 2022
This recruitment for Kearney has been quite unusual given that he officially visited Florida on June 24. After his official visit in Gainesville concluded on June 26, Kearney posted on his Instagram story that, “Everything Glitter Ain’t Gold”.
Minutes later, the talented offensive lineman committed to Florida State.
Fast forward to the start of the regular season, the Orange Park native decided to take an unofficial visit to Florida on Sept. 3 to watch the Gators defeat then-No. 7 Utah in a packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium by a score of 29-26.
To make matters worse for FSU, Kearney grew up a fan of the Gators. After the unofficial visit to Gainesville in September, it seemed as though the Seminoles were losing traction on his recruitment.
The Seminoles have a couple of offensive linemen on their radar for the 2023 recruiting class. Notable prospects to monitor would be four-star DJ Chester and three-star Christopher Otto. Florida State will likely only take three offensive linemen this cycle.
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