Five-star athlete K.J. Bolden chooses Florida State over Georgia, Auburn

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5-star athlete Ok.J. Bolden introduced his dedication to Florida State on Saturday, selecting the Seminoles over Georgia and Auburn.

Bolden is the No. 16 prospect general within the 2024 class and the No. 2 athlete. He is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound recruit from Buford Excessive Faculty (Buford, Georgia) and had practically each main program after him. Regardless of all the alternatives he had, Bolden believed Florida State was one of the best one.

“The tradition and the historical past behind it,” Bolden stated. “Deion [Sanders], Derwin [James], Jalen Ramsey, all the good guys that went to that program. They create lots of nice expertise from a defensive again spot and I would not thoughts being part of that.”

Bolden is listed as an athlete, however was primarily recruited to play within the secondary and for kick returns. He’s versatile sufficient that the Seminoles can attempt him in just a few completely different spots on protection and see the place he suits greatest.

Being an hour from the Georgia campus, Bolden thought he would find yourself as a Dawg when his recruiting course of began, however as he acquired additional into the connection constructing course of, he discovered that he was open to going farther away from house.

“I believed I used to be going to Georgia as a result of it was the hometown,” Bolden stated. “However, I needed to get used to the recruiting course of and be taught just a little extra. Now that I have been within the course of, I’ve seen completely different views of it and the place I actually see myself.”

He stated his go to to Florida State together with his household confirmed how a lot the Seminoles’ workers cared, and the hospitality he obtained put the college excessive.

“Coach [Mike] Norvell, he confirmed me that he was keen to do no matter to make me profitable. He stated he’ll do all the things in his energy and he’ll by no means quit on me,” Bolden stated. “It is not good to commit due to a training workers, however I really feel like I am shut with all these guys. They’re all the time texting me, even when it is offensive or defensive coaches, either side, I simply felt actual shut with that college.”

His dedication provides Florida State 9 ESPN 300 commitments. Bolden is the Seminoles highest-ranked dedication within the class.

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