FSU football recruiting: 5-stars Jamie Ffrench, Zayden Walker update recruiting

Florida State football hosted its first junior day of 2024, hosting roughly 30 players from the 2025 recruiting class on campus Saturday.

Head coach Mike Norvell and the Seminoles are fresh off a 13-1 season, an ACC Championship and a top-10 recruiting class in 2023. To build on that, FSU hosted three 5-star 2025 recruits – receiver Jaime Ffrench, linebacker Zayden Walker and edge Zion Grady.

The biggest name is potentially, Ffrench, who is a teammate of current FSU commit and 4-star quarterback Tramell Jones at Mandarin High in Jacksonville.

Ffrench is fresh of his de-commitment from Alabama, following the retirement of legendary head coach Nick Saban.

“It’s only two hours up the street,” Ffrench said. “Also they have my quarterback, Tramell Jones, committed right now. so it’s just hard to say no. They’re pulling really hard right now.”

Following his visit, Ffrench updated where FSU – which finished second to Alabama when he committed in July – stands in his recruitment now.

“I would say Florida State,” Ffrench said after his visit Saturday afternoon. “The tradition, the chemistry, the program, the people in the program. All of that plays a factor in recruiting, especially how they put the ball in the air.”

Ffrench is the No. 30 player in the country in the 2025 class, as well as the No. 4 receiver and No. 3 overall player in the state, per 247Sports.

He hauled in 62 passes for 1,247 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior, leading Mandarin to the 4M State Championship Game.

Despite his commitment, FSU never wavered in pursuing him.

“It’s been strong the whole way,” Ffrench said. “They never stopped, they never gave up on me. They made sure the main thing was the main thing that they wanted me here at Florida State. Their approach, it’s always here.”



Gideon Canice

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