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FSU Signing Day Superlatives

A look at the signing day superlatives for FSU's 2016 class.

Florida State signed 18 prospects to go along with their 7 early enrollees for what will be one of the top classes in the Jimbo Fisher era. 

Best Overall Prospect: 5-star CB Levonta Taylor

Taylor is the best overall prospect in the 2016 class for the Seminoles. He brings the ability, and the attitude, of a lockdown corner as well as a stellar punt returner. Taylor will vie for immediate playing time as soon as he sets foot on campus.

Most Underrated Prospect: 3-star LB Josh Brown

Brown is going to turn some heads next season for the Seminoles. He's a hard worker, and is very versatile in what he brings to the table. As an early enrollee expect him to make a big impact in 2016.

Highest Ceiling: 4-star DE Janarius Robinson

Robinson is a physical freak that will need some time learning from pass rushing specialist Brad Lawing, but his potential may be higher than any other player in the 2016 class. He has the size, speed, and work ethic to be great. He just needs the coaching.

Most Ready To Contribute: 4-star DT Walvenski Aime

Aime is a JUCO early enrollee with excellent size and athleticism. He will have a chance to work himself into the defensive tackle rotation quickly this spring.

Great Player Down The Road: 3-star LB Emmett Rice

Rice is a long, rangy linebacker in the mold of Telvin Smith, but he will need some time to put on some weight before he's ready to contribute. Once he adds some weight he will be a force at the linebacker position.

Fastest Player: 4-star RB Amir Rasul

This came down to Levonta Taylor and Amir Rasul with Rasul just edging Taylor out. Rasul will also be running track for the Seminoles during his time in Tallahassee. Rasul has ran a 10.4 100 meters in high school.

Toughest Player: 4-star TE Naseir Upshur

Upshur barely edged out Landon Dickerson for this award. Upshur is absolutely nasty in the trenches, and just loves beating up on his opponent. He has the exact type of mentality that you want in a tight end.

Biggest Surprise: 4-star LB Dontavious Jackson 

While not really a surprise Dontavious Jackson fits the bill for this one. Jackson is the first non-legacy that Florida State has been able to pull from the state of Texas with Texas or Texas A&M offers since Shannon Boatman in 2006.

Nicest Prospect: 3-star DT Cedric Wood

The easiest prospect to deal with all cycle was 3-star defensive tackle Cedric Wood. The local prospect was all in on Florida State from the very beginning, and never wavered in his commitment. 

Out Of Nowhere Prospect: 4-star CB Kyle Meyers

Meyers walked into the Jimbo Fisher camp, and walked out with an offer and committed. It was that quick. Since then he's been one of the Seminoles strongest commitments.

One That Got Away: 5-star TE Isaac Nauta

At one point Nauta was recruiting for the Seminoles, and was considered one of their strongest commits. Then it all fell apart, and the two parties split on bad terms. Naseir Upshur is a very good tight end, and that takes a lot of the sting out of it, but Nauta is the best in the country. 


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