Weekend Preview: Defensive Visitors

Four prospects from the defensive side of the ball are expected to visit this weekend. Led by verbal commitments Chris Casher and Justin Shanks, Florida State will put the full court press on a pair of linebackers.

Chris Casher

Casher has been verbally committed for a little over a year. He has been in Tallahassee more than a few times since that commitment including camp last summer. Alabama was the main factor and FSU locked Casher up early.

He missed his senior season due to transferring high schools, but did shine at the UnderArmour practices. Built perfectly with elite athleticism, his ceiling is through the roof.

The main concern in his recruitment has been grades and we are told things are looking up there. He has not officially visited anywhere else and should sign with FSU.

Justin Shanks

A somewhat surprising summer time commitment, Shanks has recently been wooed by Tennessee including a visit to Knoxville last weekend. This is a key visit to lock Shanks up.

Outside of the recent visit, Shanks has been very solid commit while being a player that is recruiting Eddie Goldman to FSU.

We think Shanks enjoyed his visit to Tennessee, but some creative journalism perhaps blew that visit up a little more than it was. FSU should lock this one down by Sunday.

Josh Harvey-Clemons

From early lean to "out of it", the recruitment for FSU of Harvey-Clemons has run the gamut. Is there one more turn left? There will need to be as Florida and Georgia have both hosted him on official visits. By all accounts those are the two clear leaders at this time.

The good news is that FSU has done a great job at Lowndes reeling in Greg Reid, Telvin Smith, and Tyler Hunter the past three years. There is a big need at linebacker that Harvey-Clemons would fill easily.

HUGE visit this weekend, FSU will either be in the thick of it or done.

Reggie Northrup

The Miami commitment is seen as very open at this time. It is not just FSU in pursuit, both North Carolina and Arkansas have a shot. As it stands today, he will visit Ohio State next weekend.

Where does FSU stand? In very, very good shape. Northrup grew up pro-FSU, it is the closest school to house, and the opportunity is there for Northrup to make an early impact.

We would be very surprised if FSU was not in real good shape after this weekend.


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