Pace Academy's Matthew Cleveland Ends Recruitment, Commits To Florida State
On Tuesday, one of the nation's top basketball recruits out of the class of 2021, Matthew Cleveland of Pace Academy, announced his commit to continue his basketball career with the Florida State Seminoles following his final season of high school basketball. Cleveland is ranked No. 2 of his class in the ESPN 100 and the 35th player nationally and was being pursued by the likes of Michigan, Kansas, Louisville and a host of other top programs in the country, but in the end, coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles were able to land the 6-foot-6, 190 pound shooting guard. Cleveland capped his junior season by helping his Knights win the Georgia High School Association Class 3A Boys Basketball state title and was named the Atlanta Journal Constitution Boys Basketball Class 3A Player of the Year and was named to the AJC Boys Basketball 3A First Team. I reached out to Pace Academy coach, Sharman White who said Florida State is a "Great decision for Matt and his family. He is a tremendous talent and will become an even better player under Coach Ham (Hamilton) and staff. He has worked hard to get to this point but is working even harder to be successful at his next stop." Cleveland made his announcement via Twitter in a video in which he thanked God, family and friends as well as trainers and coaches that have helped him along the way.