Four-star shooting guard picks Florida State
Four-star shooting guard Matthew Cleveland, of Pace Academy in Atlanta, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he was headed to Florida State.
Kansas had been one of the final five schools — along with FSU, Michigan, Stanford and North Carolina State — vying for Cleveland’s services, but the Seminoles won out.
As is typical of these announcement videos, Cleveland thanked his coaches, family, friends and trainers, along with everyone who recruited him, before walking into an empty gym to unveil the Florida State gear underneath his sweatshirt.
As he walked into the picture, his parents flanked him, wearing FSU shirts of their own.
Ranked No. 25 in the 2021 class by Rivals.com, Cleveland is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound shooting guard who figures to bring good size and versatility to the Seminoles’ backcourt for the 2021-22 season.
Meanwhile, KU remains at one commitment in the 2021 class, with four-star forward Zach Clemence (No. 29 in the 2021 Rivals rankings) having committed to Kansas back in May.
The Jayhawks remain in the hunt for several four- and five-star prospects in the 2021 class, including Top 15 point guards JD Davison and Hunter Sallis.
KU is also pursuing three-star prospect Jordan Riley, a 6-3, 195-pound combo guard from Brentwood, N.Y., who is expected to make his college announcement on Friday morning.