Florida State recruiting: New QB target emerging for Seminoles?

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Current Missouri commit James Foster interests Florida State

Ever since 5-star quarterback Justin Fields committed to Georgia earlier this month, the biggest question for Florida State was what direction would the Seminoles go in after losing out on the nation’s top overall prospect in the 2018 cycle.

Three schools of thought were to pursue one of the other six quarterbacks who coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff have currently offered that are currently committed to other schools, open up the 2018 quarterback board to offer and pursue new names of interest or simply hold off and pursue quarterbacks in the 2019 cycle.

It appears as if the Seminoles are choosing the middle option for now.

According to Scout.com’s John Garcia Jr., one quarterback the Seminoles are showing interest in is 3-star Montgomery [Ala.] Sidney Lanier passer and current Missouri commit James Foster.

As Garcia noted, the interest has caught Foster’s attention and could pay off with getting the nation’s No. 14 dual threat quarterback and the No. 365 player overall in the 2018 cycle per 247Sports on campus in the near future.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Foster has been a starter for his prep squad since he was a freshman and he was one of 24 quarterbacks in the 2018 cycle to make the Elite 11 finals this summer.

It remains to be seen whether or not Foster is the only 2018 quarterback the Seminoles have reached out to thus far.

The Seminoles have not offered Foster yet, but that could be the next step in the progression of his recruitment.

WR target Joshua Moore sets official visit to Florida State

Florida State currently has three receivers committed, but it’s no secret that the Seminoles want to add at least one more wide receiver to their 2018 class before National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

That number could potentially be two if the right two want to jump into the class.

One player who could figure into the mix is 4-star Yoakum [Texas] receiver and current Nebraska commit Joshua Moore.

The 6-foot-1, 168-pound standout, who rates as the nation’s No. 17 receiver and the No. 82 player overall in the 2018 class, committed to the Cornhuskers in June.

When he made that commitment, the Seminoles were among the programs in the mix in his recruitment.

It appears as if they will get a second chance with the talented Lone Star State pass catcher.

According to Scout.com’s Greg Powers, Moore will return to Tallahassee on Nov. 4 for an official visit to watch Florida State host Syracuse.

Moore has already taken official visits to Nebraska and Alabama.

A pair of current Florida State commits in 4-star corner Houston Griffith and 3-star linebacker Amari Gainer have been active in recruiting Moore on behalf of the Seminoles.

The visit comes at a time when Florida State’s need for receivers is readily apparent after the loss to Louisville in which just two scholarship receivers caught a pass.

Some of the other main receiver targets on Florida State’s board include 5-star Terrace Marshall and 4-star Jaylen Waddle.

However, with Moore scheduling his visit, his recruitment becomes one that Seminoles fans will want to pay attention to in the coming weeks and months.

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