Wayne McGahee III

What Would Make Florida State's 2016 Recruiting Class A Success?

Florida State currently has 16 commits with room for a few more.

Florida State currently has 16 commitments for the 2016 recruiting class, and the No. 14 class overall, with room for at least five more.

Here's the current breakdown:

1 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 1

The Seminoles have hit homeruns at quarterback, special teams, the offensive line, and in the secondary, with a chance to get even better at the last two if the dominos fall their way. They're in good position at running back, tight end, and defensive tackle, but could add one more at each position. 

The real areas of concern for Florida State's class come at linebacker and defensive end. Florida State has been thin at linebacker for the past two years, and will be taking a big class this cycle. The Seminoles are in on a number of top targets this cycle including 4-stars Keion Joyner and Dontavious Jackson, and 3-star legacy Devin Bush Jr. They need to land two of the three to go along with Emmett Rice, who's already committed. 

The defensive end position got a little clearer Wednesday night when 4-star Janarius Robinson announced that he was sticking with the Seminoles and enrolling early. Florida State needs to add at least one more to go along with Robinson and 3-star DE/Buck LB Josh Brown. The leading candidates for that spot are 4-stars Brian Burns and Terrell Hall. Burns recently named Florida State his co-leader with Florida, and the Seminoles have been gaining ground lately. 

Florida State already has a fantastic secondary class, but it could be the best class in the country if they add a couple more. The Seminoles are in good position for 4-star Trayvon Mullen, and have been trending up recently for 4-stars Jayvaughn Myers and Brandon Burton. They would also like to add one more offensive lineman to a great offensive line class, and that will come down to 4-stars Jauan Williams or Landon Dickerson. 

The Seminoles would be fine not taking a wide receiver this year with the plethora of young talent on the roster, but they're still recruiting two of the top players at the position in 5-star Nate Craig-Myers and 4-star Keith Gavin. Florida State would take both at this point. 

Florida State will meet their needs with two more linebackers, and another defensive end, but this class could end up as one of the Top-5 in the country if they land some of the top players on their board. 

Nole Digest Top Stories