Florida State reeled in a big one on Saturday.

Brady Smigiel, a blue-chip quarterback from Newbury Park (Calif.) High, announced his verbal commitment to the Seminoles on social media. He was on an unofficial visit to Tallahassee when he decided to pull the trigger.

For FSU, it’s a major win over a crowded group of suitors. Smigiel held offers from Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, among many others.

Smigiel is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback prospect with a big arm. Smigiel is accurate all over the field and though he’s not much of a runner, he delivers a clean ball when flushed out. He ranks as the No. 5 quarterback in the class and the No. 9 prospect out of California, per the industry-generated 247 Composite. Overall, he sits at No. 53 in the national player rankings.

He’s a highly productive player already, coming off a sophomore season in which he threw 52 touchdown passes in 14 games. He completed just 59% of his passes and was picked off 14 times, but he threw for 4,235 yards at 8.8 yards per pass.

Smigiel has 98 touchdown passes and 7 rushing touchdowns through the start of his varsity career, which features just 16 starts to this point.

The pledge gives FSU 4 known commitments now in the 2026 cycle. While it’s still early, the group is currently ranked as the best class in the country. You can see Smigiel’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: