Florida State landed its ace for the class of 2015 on Saturday.
Logan Crouse (Valrico, Fla./Bloomingdale), a 6-foot-6, right-handed pitcher, committed to the Seminoles during his unofficial visit, signaling a proactive approach to the recruitment of future classes.
"I loved the campus, it was really nice," Crouse said of his trip to Tallahassee, Fla. "I loved the stadium and I felt comfortable with the coaches and everything. It was fun. It felt really good."
The coaches, specifically assistants Mike Bell and Mike Martin Jr., delivered their message loud and clear. They want Crouse to be a part of their program.
The hard-throwing pitching prospect liked that.
"They said that I would definitely be a front-line guy and that I was their No. 1 guy," said Crouse. "They said that later on in the future I would be a Friday-night starter.
"It made me feel really good. It made me feel like they wanted me there. Sounds like they have big plans for me in the future."
Crouse said he selected Florida State over in-state rivals Florida and Miami for a couple of reasons. But none were as important as the feeling that he would be developed properly in the Seminoles' system.
"I just felt like it was the right place to go," explained Crouse. "They wanted me the most and they were going to be the most successful in my career.
"They talked to me about their workout programs and their throwing programs. They do what is best for you and ... make you successful and make you better."
Academically, Florida State was a good fit for Crouse, too.
With the intentions of studying law, the tall student-athlete wanted to see first-hand what FSU could offer. Crouse took a tour and quickly saw that their accommodations would be adequate.
"Without baseball, what I want to do for a career is to be a lawyer," he said. "They showed us the School of Law and the library where they have study hall and all that."
Crouse will play basketball for Bloomingdale in the winter, but said he has stopped playing football because his future lies in baseball. He will participate in a fall league with the Orlando Scorpions.
Joining Crouse is right-handed pitcher Alex Carpenter as 2015 commitments for Florida State.