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FSU football signee update: TE Douglas could be 'steal of class'

Warchant is taking a closer look at each of the Florida State football team's signees for the Class of 2020, with a combination of analysis from our Michael Langston as well as comments from head coach Mike Norvell and his position coaches.

Next up is tight end Markeston Douglas, a prospect who flew under the radar throughout much of the recruiting process. A former basketball player, Douglas played just one season of football in high school, but it was more than enough to draw the interest of head coach Mike Norvell, offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham and tight ends coach Chris Thomsen.

Though Douglas is only rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, Norvell said on National Signing Day that he could end up being the "steal" of this class.

Previous Signee Spotlights: OT Robert Scott | RB Corey Wren | QB Chubba Purdy | LB DJ Lundy | DB Sidney Williams | QB Tate Rodemaker | WR Darion Williamson | WR Bryan Robinson | LB Stephen Dix Jr. | RB La'Damian Webb | DB Jadarius Green-McKnight | WR/RB Ja'Khi Douglas | TE Carter Boatwright | OL Devontay Love-Taylor |

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The Skinny on TE Markeston Douglas

While Markeston Douglas was not a name widely circulated by recruiting services, the Florida State coaching staff was very familiar with him when they arrived in Tallahassee. Head coach Mike Norvell played college football with Douglas' high school coach, and recruiting coordinator David Johnson knew him from his previous job at Tennessee.

Those connections paid off in a big way as the Seminoles landed Douglas and one of his high school teammates, wide receiver Darion Williamson, on National Signing Day. Douglas chose the Seminoles over Michigan State.

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