Miami five-star recruit Armondo Blount flips to FSU

The Hurricanes had a good weekend on the field, but they suffered a blow on the recruiting trail.

Five-star Miami Central defensive lineman Armondo Blount flipped from UM to FSU on Sunday, announcing his choice on social media.

“This is home!” Blount wrote. “I have been discussing with family and I have decided that Florida State is where I am meant to be! I want to thank everyone who have been a part of my recruitment process. I am locked in with my decision.”

Blount committed to Miami in September after the Hurricanes beat Texas A&M at Hard Rock Stadium.

Blount previously played at Dillard, where he was an All-County first-team selection after the 2022 season. He had 63 tackles, 30 for losses and 16 sacks with the Panthers last season.

Blount has been named a Freshman All-American and a Sophomore All-American by MaxPreps. He also won a state title in the shot put last year, earning Sun Sentinel All-County honors in track and field.

The star defensive lineman is rated the No. 2 defensive lineman and No. 5 player in the 2025 class by 247Sports’ composite rankings. 247Sports also reported that Blount plans to reclassify to the 2024 class.

Through five games at Miami Central, Blount has 32 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and eight sacks.