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James Cook, Dalvin's brother, commits to FSU and keeps family traditions alive

It's a long time to national signing day for the Class of 2019. Those prospects enjoying the second semester of their freshman year, after all. But, if family connections matter, Florida State's 2019 recruiting class is already off to a booming start.

James Cook, a running back at Miami Central and younger brother of Dalvin Cook, committed to the Seminoles on Friday.

It's been a good year for the Cooks. The younger Cook is coming off a state championship season at Miami Central, where his brother won two state championships. Dalvin Cook is coming off a season where he set the Seminoles' single-season rushing record.

With James Cook, FSU is building on a recent trend of family reunions. In the 2016 class, kicker Ricky Aguayo signed with the Seminoles. He is the younger brother of Groza Award winner Roberto Aguayo. In the Class of 2017, FSU has a commitment from linebacker Bradley Jennings Jr., whose father played on Florida State's 1999 national championship team. The Seminoles are also in the hunt for ESPN Junior 300 cornerback Stanford Samuels. His father played for the Seminoles in the early 2000s.