Fort White offensive lineman Doug Johnson and Kissimmee-Osceola running back Malcolm Davidson pledged their services to the Owls, announcing their commitments via Twitter.
Johnson’s commitment in particular helps fill a major need for the Owls.
Standing 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Johnson could immediately help the Owls replace the three starting linemen they lost to graduation.
“He’s a dominant offensive tackle,” Fort White coach Demetric Jackson said.
Johnson is a four year starter at tackle. He visited FAU this past weekend, one week after visiting Southern Miss.
He canceled this week’s visit to Mississippi St.
“He’s got long arms and very flexible hips,” Jackson said. “He can get down in his stance and explode.”
Davidson rushed for more than 2,500 yards 26 touchdowns in his sophomore and junior seasons combined.
A cracked rib limited his senior season to 555 yards on 64 carries, but he still found the end zone 12 times.
“Really quick,” Osceola coach Doug Nichols said of Davidson. “Has a strong lower body, runs through a lot of tackles. Great breakaway speed.”
Nichols primarily used Davidson as an outside runner but said the 5-foot-10, 190-pound speedster isn’t afraid to run between the tackles.
Davidson is the first running back to commit to FAU’s 2018 recruiting class. He previously visited East Carolina, and was considering UCF and Kentucky. Davidson visited FAU this past weekend.