Recapping a wild weekend in football recruiting

There were a number of spring football games taking place on campuses across the country, and some of the teams hosting took full advantage to add to their stock of primo future talent.The biggest weekend may have come in Tallahassee, where new head coach Willie Taggart landed three major four-star commitments in the span of two days.On Saturday, Taggart used the momentum of the program’s Spring Game to get pledges from visiting four-stars Jaleel McRae, a linebacker, and offensive lineman Dontae Lucas. Both are Florida natives, reinforcing a priority set forth by Taggart for the program’s future success.Both McRae and Lucas play for IMG Academy. The third commit of the weekend came from four-star wide receiver Maurice Goolsby, a Dunnellon native and player who is yet another in-state pledge for Taggart to a Florida State program which may truly be on the rise under Taggart’s watch; the current 247 Sports composite ranking has Florida State’s class ranking No. 2 in the nation following the weekend.If the Seminoles made the biggest gains, Clemson wasn’t far behind. The Tigers got four commits of their own, from five-star wide receiver Frank Ladson, four-star dual threat quarterback Taisun Phommachanh, and two three stars; safety Lannden Zanders and linebacker Bryton Constantin.Ladson was the true blue chipper to trump all blue chippers who decided over the weekend, a top-15 overall national recruit and top-three receiver. He told 247 Sports that his decision was inspired by a very strong relationship that he has built with the Clemson staff.