Florida State received some crushing news this afternoon as 5-star defensive end Marvin Jones Jr. spurned the Seminoles and is signing with Georgia.
Entering the 2022 recruiting cycle Jones Jr. was identified as a primary target for Mike Norvell and his staff. The 5-star defensive end fits a major hole FSU has with the loss of Jermaine Johnson and Keir Thomas. On top of that, the legacy recruit, whose dad Marvin is one of college football’s best linebackers ever and whose uncle and cousin played for the Seminoles, not keeping Marvin in the family stings.
While Marvis committed and signed with the Bulldogs, it wasn’t for a lack of effort from FSU. From frequent visits, constant contact and being the one constant throughout, FSU felt they did enough on his official visit in November when the ‘Noles beat Miami.
Missing on Jones Jr. and Nyjalik Kelly as well, is a major blow to a class that still has addressed needs. FSU is left with just one defensive end signee and now must visit the portal for immediate help.
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