Earlier in the week, both Adriaan Wildschutt (formerly of Coastal Carolina) and Ahmed Muhumed (formerly of Boise State) each announced that they will be finishing their eligibility at Florida State as graduate transfers starting this winter.
Wildschutt has two seasons of cross country and track eligibility remaining. He has not yet competed during an indoor track season. Muhumed has one season of eligibility remaining in both cross country and indoor track, as well as two seasons of outdoor track eligibility remaining.
Wildschutt was one of the more underrated distance talents on the east coast during his time with Coastal Carolina, owning personal bests of 8:02 (3k outdoors), 14:06 (5k) and 28:53 (10k). The aggressive front-runner often ran alongside his brother, Nadeel Wildschutt, en route to numerous top finishes. Adriaan is a two-time national qualifier, once in cross country and once on the track in the 10,000 meters.
Muhumed, meanwhile, has been a key name for the Boise State men for the past few seasons, emerging as a consistent top scorer on numerous occasions. The soon-to-be Seminole owns personal bests of 4:04 (mile), 8:08 (3k) and 13:57 (5k). Muhumed is also a three-time cross country national qualifier and finished in 65th place at the 2019 NCAA XC Championships.
With both of these men expected to join the Florida State roster this winter, the Seminoles are instantly gaining a massive amount of veteran talent and encouraging upside. Both Wildschutt and Muhumed will team up with rising low-stick Paul Stafford and a promising young runner in Gabriel Curtis to form a very respectable group of scorers.
As a result, the Seminoles have drastically boosted their stock and could potentially emerge as one of the NCAA's better cross country teams whenever they next toe the line.