Three-star Valdosta High School quarterback Tate Rodemaker has officially decommitted from USF’s 2020 recruiting class and flipped to Florida State.
Just two days after receiving an offer from new Seminole head coach Mike Norvell, the south Georgia QB made it official on Friday that he would be headed to Tallahassee.
I will be signing with FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY on December 18th #NolesUp pic.twitter.com/xsrVPNgmwo— ǝʇɐʇ (@TateRodemaker) December 13, 2019
Rodemaker verbally committed to USF back in June, due in large part to his relationship to former Valdosta State head coach and Bulls offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell.
The signal-caller would light it up as a senior for powerhouse VHS as a senior, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 42 touchdowns while leading the Wildcats to the GHSA 6A quarterfinals.
Late into the fall, power five schools like Utah, Pittsburgh and Baylor would take notice and came calling with offers. Once FSU swooped in with an offer on Wednesday, the writing was on the wall that the Valdosta star would eventually decommit from the Bulls.
With less than a week before the start of the early signing period, this leaves three-star Lake City Columbia prospect Jordan Smith as the lone QB prospect of the class.
2020 Verbal Commits
- Tampa Gaither LB Chance Coleman
- Sarasota RB Brian Battie
- Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt
- Lake City Columbia QB Jordan Smith
- OT Miller Merriweather-Lewis and LB Le’Vontae Camiel
- DeLand CB Ben Knox
- The Villages Charter School DB Mac Harris
- Dunnelon DB AJ Hamilton
- Plantation American Heritage OG Khristopher Love
- Port Orange Atlantic LB Ty Berrong
- Wauchula Hardee OT Evan Webster
- Deerfield Beach CB Christopher Townsel
- East Los Angeles DT Sione “John” Tuitupou