Florida State added a third player to its 2020 recruiting class, gaining a pledge from Orlando (Fla.) Freedom High School’s Demorie Tate on Saturday. Tate announced the news on his Twitter account.
— Demorie Tate (@DemorieTate) June 9, 2018
Tate played primarily as a running back as a sophomore at Freedom, recording 499 yards and 4 touchdowns on 59 carries. He made 13 tackles on defense and was a key part of the kickoff return team.
He made his decision to play for Willie Taggart and the Seminoles after a visit to Florida State’s skills camp.
“It was a dream come true,” he told the Tallahassee Democrat’s Wayne McGahee III on how he felt after being offered by the Seminoles in April. “I couldn’t believe it when I was talking to (defensive line) coach (Odell) Haggins. It humbled me a lot.”
Tate joins two other in-state players as 2020 commitments for the Seminoles: athlete Jadarius McKnight from Fort Myers Dunbar and linebacker Keyshawn Greene from Wakulla.