Florida State Recruiting: National Signing Day
Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles finished in the top ten of the nation for recruiting in the 2013 season with 22 total commits to the football powerhouse. As an FSU fan I wasn’t overly thrilled with this year’s commits, but I do feel that the Seminoles grabbed some key players and stayed competitive with the rest of the nation on National Signing Day. Here a few of the big names:
Matthew Thomas – #1 OLB 6’3″ 205 – Florida State already has one of the best defenses in the country, so the adding of Thomas at linebacker only further solidifies the Seminoles status as a premier defense.
Jalen Ramsey – #4 CB 6’0″ 190 – Florida State put a spear in the hearts of Lane Kiffin and the Trojans by stealing away #4 CB Jalen Ramsey from the West Coast. FSU had to reach all the way to Tennessee to grab Ramsey from Brentwood Academy and he looks to compete for a backup role behind Nick Waisome or Xavier Rhodes.
Ryan Green – #3 ATH 5’0″ 187 – With a 4.45 40-yard dash Green is one of the more electric players that FSU picked up this year in commits. According to scouts he has incredible top-end speed and and extra gear to break away if necessary. Could find himself as a 3rd down back or even safety for the Seminoles in the near future.
Like I said earlier. I’m not crazy excited for this particular class of players, but the key guys FSU did pick up will be able to make an immediate impact on the field. i have made this point before, but just because you are a 5-star recruit doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be a superstar player. There have been a lot of players that have had amazing collegiate and professional careers that were not even looked at coming out of high school. It is all about growing the talent that you have and coaching them the right way, and I hope that Jimbo Fisher and the rest of the coaching staff can make it happen. (although Jimbo still hasn’t hired an offensive coordinator yet)
It’s a LONG way until next college football season, but National Signing Day is the first step to opening kickoff!