5-star DL Armondo Blount Jr. decommits from Miami to join FSU


Just over a month after announcing his commitment to Miami, five-star defensive lineman Armondo Blount Jr. changed his mind and is now heading to Florida State.

Blount, a junior at Miami Central High School, announced his decision on social media Sunday, one day after the No. 4 Seminoles rallied past 16th-ranked Duke, 38-20, to improve to 7-0 for the first time since 2014.

"This is HOME!!!! I have been discussing with family and I have decided that Florida State is where I am meant to be!" Blount said in a social media post on X. "I want to thank everyone who have been a part of my recruitment process. I am locked in with my decision."

Blount is the fifth-rated recruit in his class and No. 2 defensive lineman, according to the 247Sports composite. He originally committed to the Hurricanes on Sept. 14 after Miami improved to 3-0 and was ranked No. 22. The Hurricanes have gone 2-2 since and have fallen out of the top 25.

Blount decided to head north to FSU after his recruiting visit this weekend.

"I feel like Florida State can develop me better as an athlete and as a person," he told ESPN, which reported that Blount will reclassify into the 2024 class.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman has 32 tackles, including 10 for loss, and eight sacks through five games this season at Miami Central.

--Field Level Media

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