Wednesday was the first day that basketball recruits could sign letters of intents with the University's they had committed to playing for. They were able to commit verbally, but that is not a binding agreement. A letter of intent is pretty much a sure-fire sign that the prospect will be attending the University, while a verbal agreement can easily be rescinded.
Florida State picked up four letters of intent on Wednesday, and according Coley Harvey of the Orlando Sentinel, coach Leonard Hamilton is very pleased with hos his class is shaping up.
“We are very excited about the recruits in our incoming class,” Hamilton said in a release. “Our staff has done another tremendous job of identifying and cultivating four players who we know will have a tremendous impact on our program during their entire careers. We have added everything we were looking for — ball-handling skills, shooting ability, size and strong basketball knowledge. We are excited to bring these four players in and equally excited to continue the recruiting process in order to improve the class and make it even stronger.”
Here is a quick run down of the four newest Seminoles:
- Devin Booker is a point guard that was named the Alaska state player of the year after averaging over 25 ppg and more than 8 assists for Anchorage High School last year.
- Montay Brandon is a long and versatile backcourt player who can realistically play point guard, shooting guard and small forward.
- Robert Gilchrist is a junior college big man who will have two years of eligibility when he comes to Florida State.
- Aaron Thomas originally committed to Florida State last year before re-opening his recruitment. But he recommitted to Florida State yesterday. He is ranked as a top ten shooting guard.