TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf program has added three incoming student-athletes to the 2020 signing class. The talented trio of Brett Roberts (Coral Springs, Fla.), James Tureskis (Naples, Fla.) and Gray Albright (Ocala, Fla.) comprise the nation’s fourth-ranked class according to Golf Channel.
“We targeted Brett, James and Gray several years ago not only for their talent in the classroom and on the course, but for their contributions to our team culture,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “I can’t wait until they get here.”
Roberts, a St. Thomas Aquinas product, is Golf Channel’s sixth-ranked golfer of the 2020 class. Roberts is also ranked sixth in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association standings, which was bolstered by his tournament win at the Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T on June 10. Roberts is also coming off back-to-back Top 7 finishes at The Junior PLAYERS Championship (T7th) and the Boys Junior PGA Championship (4th).
He was recently named an AJGA All-American and is a two-time Sun Sentinel Player of the Year. His prestige on the national level also led to his selection of the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup U.S. Team, which is captained by Justin Leonard and takes place Dec. 8-9 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Roberts is ranked third in the state of Florida.
Tureskis is a Naples High attendee who is another great fit at Florida State. He is a multiple Naples Daily News Boys Golfer of the Year finalist who chose FSU over other schools like Wake Forest, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. Tureskis enjoyed a few Top 10 finishes at the FJT Ocala (T7) and FJT Black Diamond Ranch (T10), and had a solid 10th-place finish at the 102nd Western Junior Championship.
Also, per the Naples Daily News, Tureskis posted 23 consecutive rounds where he shot 75 or lower. He is rated 111th by Golfweek and 18th in Florida.
Forest High’s Albright finished sixth at the Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship. He also tied for 12th at the FJT Palm Aire Country Club and tied for 16th at the FJT Tour Championship.
Albright was also crowned as the 2018 Star-Banner Golfer of the Year, proving to be the best golfer in his area. He is ranked 108th according to the AJGA and 16th in Florida.
“We hosted this recruiting class on their official visits this fall, and the sentiment was ‘finally,’ Jones added. “Brett and Gray have been committed for over two years and we hosted James on several unofficial visits.”
Florida State Men’s Golf will begin its spring season on Feb. 10, 2020, at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.