Florida State running back target Cedric Baxter Jr. had great things to say about the Noles after his visit to Tallahassee this weekend.

Baxter, who is currently committed to Texas, told Noles247 that he saw what he wanted to see from Florida State in its 34-28 loss to Clemson on Saturday night.

“Great game,” Baxter told Noles247’s Chris Nee. “It was definitely a great game. What I wanted to see, I seen. Being able to run the ball. I believe Clemson only gave up, on the whole year, they only gave up 2.2 yards a carry and Florida State averaged six, almost seven, last night. So that is great.”

FSU did run the ball well against the Tigers even without starter Treshaun Ward. Trey Benson had 69 yards on just 7 carries. Lawrance Toafili totaled 68 yards on 11 attempts. Jordan Travis and DJ Lundy both rushed for touchdowns, too.

Baxter attends Edgewater High School in Orlando. He also told Noles247 that he grew up a Florida State fan.

If the Noles can capitalize on their proximity — and Baxter’s fandom — he would be a major addition to their recruiting class.

Baxter is ranked as the No. 47 overall player and the No. 4 running back in the country, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also the No. 9 player from the state of Florida.

Baxter also told Noles247 that he believes in the trajectory of the program, despite 3 straight losses.

“They’ve grown,” Baxter told Nee. “They have a foundation set … These three games they lost, Top 15 teams, but it is almost like one play away from winning them. They’ve definitely grown.”

Florida State is off in Week 8 and will face Georgia Tech in Week 9.