Focus 2004

Florida State missed out on several talented safety prospects on National Signing Day last February. Adding depth to the secondary might be Florida State's number one priority this recruiting season. In fact, FSU coaches might want to sign up to five defensive backs.One piece of the puzzle for the 'Noles could be <b>Tony Joiner,</b> a safety from Haines City (Fla.). Click here for an update on Tony. "He's an awesome kid on and off the field," Haines City head coach Patrick Harrington said.

Florida State missed out on several talented safety prospects on National Signing Day last February.

Adding depth to the secondary might be Florida State's number one priority this recruiting season. In fact, FSU coaches might want to sign up to five defensive backs.

One piece of the puzzle for the 'Noles could be Tony Joiner, a safety from Haines City (Fla.) The 6-foot-1 and 185 pound standout with 4.5 40 speed will garner attention from college coaches in all parts of the country.

"Tony played quarterback and safety for us this past season," Head coach Patrick Harrington said.

"He's an awesome kid on and off the field. The others players on the team feed off of his enthusiasm. He's very coachable and the team leader. I had a lot of players graduate and he was about all I had."

Joiner is also solid in the classroom by carrying a grade point average of 3.4 and a score of 820 on the SAT.

Joiner, who was selected all-conference as a junior, had over 100 tackles and seven interceptions.

Early in the process, he has interest in Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Auburn.

Joiner will attend the Florida Nike camp this weekend.


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