The Florida State Seminoles have fallen on hard times in recent years, posting four straight losing seasons. That's unacceptable for a program of their stature. Head coach Mike Norvell is on the fast track to turning things around, though. The Seminoles beat out superpowers like Clemson and Florida for two of the top recruits on the offensive and defensive lines earlier in the offseason.
On Monday, Florida State did it again, securing the commitment of 247 Sports' top offensive lineman, Lucas Simmons. Speaking about his decision, Simmons revealed why he chose the Seminoles over Florida and other top schools, per 247 Sports.
“I want to help bring Florida State back,” Simmons said. “I think that’s every recruit's goal – they want to bring their school back to the top. But I think with the recruiting class Florida State is building, if we keep the right mindset and work, we can really do that.”
Simmons is clearly excited on a personal level. However, he believes that he can be a part of a recruiting class that helps “bring Florida State back.”
That has to be music to the Seminoles' ears. Simmons went on to add that he “feels like he's home” at Florida State and “loves them.”
It's a safe bet that the Seminoles will love Simmons back on the field. The 6-7, 300-pound lineman grew up in Sweden playing handball, but it's his immense size that gives him the potential to overpower defenders.
Seminoles fans won't be able to wait until they can see Lucas Simmons on the field.