Florida State recruiting: 4-star DB target Kelvin Joseph de-commits from LSU

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Florida State among the schools Kelvin Joseph now considering

Florida State already has four defensive backs committed in the 2018 cycle, but the Seminoles are far from being done recruiting the position as we enter the stretch run before national signing day.

In fact, the board may have expanded in the wake of 4-star corner Kelvin Joseph announcing his de-commitment from LSU. He had been committed to the hometown Tigers since February 2016.

The 6-foot-1 1/2, 191-pound Baton Rouge [La.] Scotlandville Magnet defender rates as the nation’s no. 8 corner and the No. 49 player overall per 247Sports.

According to SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Kansas are among the main schools to watch, in addition to LSU — who Joseph said is “still his No. 1 school.”

Joseph certainly fits the profile of what Florida State likes in its corners from a size and physicality standpoint.

As Spiegelman detailed, Joseph will make his way to Tallahassee this weekend for an official visit to see the Seminoles tangle with in-state rival Miami.

The visit comes just ahead of Joseph’s plans to announce a top three next week. Alabama and LSU are firmly entrenched with two of those spots.

Joseph’s visit this weekend could go a long way toward helping Florida State earn the final spot in that list and make his recruitment one to watch moving forward.

2018 commit stat tracker

Every week, Florida State Diehards will keep you updated on what Seminoles commitments are doing during their senior seasons. A handful of future Seminoles enjoyed big games last weekend. Let’s take a look at which players were in action last weekend. (players listed in alphabetical order)

3-star Daytona Beach [Fla.] Mainland WR D’Marcus Adams

Stats: 5 receptions, 81 yards, TD

As Zach Dean of The Daytona Beach-News Journal reported, Mainland ended its two-game losing streak with a convincing 37-0 win over Deltona. D’Marcus Adams caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and finished with 5 receptions for 81 yards. Mainland travels to face Cocoa on Friday.

4-star Warner Robins [Ga.] T Christian Armstrong

Stats: n/a

According to Ryan Jordan of the Macon Telegraph, Warner Robins remained unbeaten with a thrilling 52-49 victory over Coffee. Christian Armstrong and the Demons offensive line helped quarterback Dylan Fromm account for 4 touchdowns and a critical late drive that setup the game-winning field goal.

4-star Bradenton [Fla.] IMG Academy C Verdis Brown

Stats: n/a

IMG Academy defeated Miami Northwestern 21-0 to improve to 5-0. In a game where neither team had 250 yards of total offense, Verdis Brown and the Ascenders scored 2 of their 3 touchdowns via the ground. IMG Academy will travel to face Trinity Catholic on Friday.

4-star Snellville [Ga.] South Gwinnett DT Robert Cooper

Stats: n/a

Season totals: 23 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks

South Gwinnett fell to 1-5 on the season after Newton rolled to a 30-8 win over the Comets, as detailed by Gene Graves of the Gwinnett Daily Post. The Comets have a bye this week and return to action on Oct. 13 when they travel to face Rockdale County.

 

4-star SW Brevard Co. [Fla.] Rockledge Senior RB Jashaun Corbin

Stats: 145 yards rushing, TD

Season stats: 311 yards rushing, 3 TD, 31 yards receiving, 2 tackles, 1 pass breakup

The Raiders rolled to an easy 54-0 win over Mount Dora, according to Brian McCallum of Florida Today.  Jashaun Corbin recorded a 44-yard touchdown run in the win.  Overall, he tallied 145 yards rushing, per Michael Langston of Warchant.com. The Raiders will host Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday.

 

4-star Stockbridge [Ga.] ATH Marquez Ezzard

Stats: 78 yards receiving, 12 yards rushing, TD

Stockbridge improved to 5-0 with a commanding 34-0 win over Locust Grove. According to Langston, Marquez Ezzard accounted for 90 yards of total offense and scored on a 12-yard touchdown run for the Tigers. Stockbridge will travel to face Woodland on Friday.

3-star Tallahassee [Fla.] Chiles LB Amari Gainer

Stats: n/a

Season totals: 37 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 1 pass breakup, 3 carries, 34 yards

Chiles dropped to 2-3 on the year as the Timberwolves fell to Lincoln 47-21. Chiles travels to face Suwanee on Friday.

3-star SW Brevard Co. [Fla.] Rockledge Senior WR Antoine Green

Stats: 51-yard TD run

The Raiders rolled to an easy 54-0 win over Mount Dora, according to Brian McCallum of Florida Today.  Antoine Green recorded a 51-yard touchdown run in the win. The Raiders will host Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday.

3-star Daytona Beach [Fla.] Mainland  S John Huggins

Stats: 3 tackles, 2 pass breakups

Season totals: 20 tackles, 8 pass breakups

As Zach Dean of The Daytona Beach-News Journal reported, Mainland ended its two-game losing streak with a convincing 37-0 win over Deltona. John Huggins played corner this week and helped the Bucs secondary lock down Deltona’s receivers and recorded 3 tackles and 2 pass breakups.  Mainland travels to face Cocoa on Friday.

 

3-star Homestead [Fla.] South Dade DE Patrick Joyner

Stats: n/a

Season Totals: 18 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 3 sacks

South Dade had a bye last weekend. The Buccaneers host North Miami Beach on Friday.

3-star Orlando [Fla.] Jones  DE Stacy Kirby

Stats: 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss

Jones took down Bishop Moore 37-7 to improve to 4-1. According to MaxPreps, Stacy Kirby recorded 3 tackles and a tackle for loss in the victory. The Tigers will face West Orange on Friday.

3-star Deerfield Beach [Fla.] LB Rosendo Louis

Stats: 5 tackles, 2 TFL

Season stats: 33 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble

Deerfield Beach coasted to an easy 50-6 win over Taravella last Thursday, according to MaxPreps. According to Michael Langston of Warchant.com, Rosendo Louis recorded 5 tackles and tackles for loss in the win. The Bucks will travel to face St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday.

4-star Upper Marlboro [Md.] Dr. Henry Wise CB Anthony Lytton

Stats: 1 reception, 15 yards, 2 tackles, 2 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles

Season stats: 11 receptions, 153 yards, 3 TD, 1 carry 19 yards, TD, 6 tackles, 3 pass defensed, 2 forced fumbles, 1 50-yard punt return for TD

Wise recorded its third consecutive shutout victory—and fourth overall in five games this season—with a 47-0 win over Parkdale, according to MaxPreps. A.J. Lytton had 1 catch for 15 yards on offense while making 2 tackles on defense. He also forced a pair of fumbles and had 2 passes defensed. Wise travels to face Bowie on Saturday.

4-star Montezuma [Ga.] Macon County OG Christian Meadows

Stats: n/a

Macon County fell to 3-2 as they lost 23-0 last Thursday night at Warner Robins [Ga.] Northside, according to Daniel Shirley of The Macon Telegraph. It was tough sledding for the Bulldogs offense as they were only able to muster 128 yards of total offense throughout the game. The Bulldogs will host Crawford County on Friday.

3-star Bossier City [La.] Parkway S Israel Mukuamu

Stats: 8 tackles, 1 forced fumble

Season stats: 26 tackles, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 5 receptions, 125 yards, 2 touchdowns

Parkway improved to 2-3 with a 42-35 win over Airline. Israel Mukuamu paced the defensive effort for the Panthers with 8 tackles and a forced fumble. The Panthers will host Captain Shreve on Friday.

 

3-star Zephyrhills [Fla.] Wesley Chapel DE Chaz Neal

Stats: n/a

Season stats: 19 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 4 passes defensed

As detailed by Andy Villamarzo of The Tampa Bay Times, Anclote downed Wesley Chapel 27-10 and Wildcats defensive end Chaz Neal was ejected from the game for a late hit. Neal and the Wildcats will try to bounce back as they travel to face Ridgewood on Friday.

4-star Fort Lauderdale [Fla.] St. Thomas Aquinas CB Asante Samuel Jr.

Stats: n/a

St. Thomas Aquinas came up short in a defensive struggle as Peoria [Az.] Centennial defeated the Raiders 12-0, according to Wells Dusenbury of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. It was the first time Aquinas has been shutout in more than two decades. The Raiders host Deerfield Beach on Friday.

3-star Lake Butler [Fla.] Union County RB Charles Strong

Stats: n/a

Season Stats: 64 carries, 667 yards, 9 TD, 2 tackles

Union County had a bye last weekend. The Tigers travel to face Fort White on Saturday.


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