Targets Remaining

Florida State hosted five official visitors this weekend, received verbal commitment no. 23, and saw a few prospects commit to other schools. NoleDigest has the latest as we enter the final full week of the 2011 recruiting calendar.

23 Commits- Position Breakdown

1 QB (Coker)

3 RB (Wilder, Freeman, Beverly)

2 WR (Greene, Benjamin)

1 TE (O'Leary)

6 OL (Hart, Prestwood, Fahrenkrug, Carter, Lovelady, Pettis)

2 DE (Carradine, Newberry)

2 DT (Mitchell, Lawrence-Stample)

1 LB (Smith)

2 CB (Waisome, Smith)

3 S (Williams, Brutus, Hunter)


Steward is one of the best LBs in the country
Scott Kennedy, Scout.com

Remaining Prospects

1. Tim Jernigan, DT, Lake City (Columbia)

Jernigan has been to FSU many times over the years, but has been considered a strong UF lean for much of the process. FSU's perseverance could pay off here as he has cooled on the Gator's since Urban Meyer(and the staff's) abrupt departure.

He hosted and met Muschamp for the first time just before visiting FSU this weekend. The case has been made to Jernigan from the FSU side of the things and now it remains to be seen what he will do from this time forward. He could take a visit to UF mid-week and is expected to visit Tennessee next weekend. LSU is also in the mix.

Jernigan will likely be a signing day decision and we feel that FSU is the front-runner at this time. Jernigan was an Army All-American.

2. Jermauria Rasco, DE, Shreveport (Evangel Christian)

FSU made an early impression on Rasco and he has been recruited for over a year. He has been considered very open with the process and at various times FSU, LSU, and Texas have led.

He visited FSU in November and the Noles have been in the lead ever since. Texas appears to be out, but he visited LSU last weekend and they certainly made an impression on him.

Rasco will go to UF this weekend because Muschamp was one of the coaches who recruited him to Texas. They are considered a longshot.

There is reason for FSU to be confident here, but it is tough reeling in Louisiana talent when the home team is involved. FSU is a big factor here and he will decide on signing day. Rasco was an Army All-American.

3. Tony Steward, LB, St. Augustine (Menendez)

Steward was a FSU fan growing up and has had the Noles as the leader throughout the process. Clemson emerged early as a threat and they have remained a strong no. 2 throughout.

He visited Clemson two weekends ago and FSU this past weekend where everything went according to plan. Steward figures to shut it down recruiting wise until he makes his decision on signing day.

This recruitment had a few bumps in the road and Clemson put a lot of doubt in him, but FSU should feel real good about their chances of landing the Army All-American.


Jenkins re-emerged as one of the top prospects in the state this year
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

4. Arrington Jenkins, LB, Miami (Coral Park)

Jenkins put himself on the map as a sophomore when he dominated in talent rich Dade County. Grade issues took away his junior year, but he re-emerged as a senior at Coral Park.

Athletically he is as good as they come. That talent was on display this summer at one of FSU's camps where he became a target. Jenkins has family ties to FSU and we heard early on that he was a strong lean if offered.

He appears to have put the grade issues to rest and is on track to qualify. He visited FSU in early January and Minnesota after that. Illinois was last weekend and the Illini clearly left an impression on him.

We feel he signs with FSU and is likely to commit sometime prior to signing day.

Three More

(A) Jacoby Brissett: Brissett seems confused right now and different reports come out every day. Wisconsin is firmly in the mix with FSU, Miami, Washington, and UF in pursuit. He is not expected to sign on signing day. Along with O'Leary he is tight with OLB Curt Maggitt who has been to FSU several times, but does not have an offer.

(B) Jadeveon Clowney: The consensus no. 1 player in the country did not take his visit to FSU this weekend and was in Columbia. He is not expected to sign on signing day either, but FSU will need to get him to town for a chance to impress him.

(C) Elkino Watson: He has visited Miami, UF, Louisville, and USF thus far and is scheduled to come in the last weekend.

Off the Board

Josue Matias committed to Rutgers.

Anthony Chickillo committed to Miami.


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