Unofficial Visitors For FSU/Georgia Tech Game

On Saturday at least 12 high school prospects will be on hand in Doak Campbell stadium for an unofficial visit. The Territory breaks down the dozen players that are considering the Garnet and Gold.


Xavier Lee, a 6-foot-3 and 210 pound quarterback out of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze, was selected the Sunshine Sports Network Player of the Year as a junior and a senior. As a junior he passed 3,075 yards and 33 touchdowns. Last night against Daytona Beach Spruce Creek, Lee passed 346 yards and six touchdowns. The word on the street is that Florida State leads over Auburn. Expect Lee to announce for the Noles during his schools' banquet which is sometime in January.

Drew Weatherford, a skilled passer from Land O Lakes (Fla.), gave the Noles an early commitment back in August. The 6-foot-2 and 195 pound quarterback was selected to the Elite 11 quarterback camp and according to several reports; he was considered one of the top five best performers there. Weatherford is a very well likeable player and he's been in contact with several other recruits in hopes of having them join him in Tallahassee next season.

D.J. Hall, from Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee, is blessed with a nice mixture of size and speed. The 6-foot-3 and 171 pounder with sub 4.4 speed racked up nearly 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. This past weekend, Hall had four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns in a loss against Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia. Right now it looks like a two team race for Hall. "At this point I am leaning towards Florida and FSU," Hall told the insiders.com this past week. "I also like Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and South Carolina." Hall, who grew up a Seminole fan, has not been offered a scholarship by Florida State yet because he has some work to do in the classroom first.

Brandon Miller from Colquitt (Ga.) Miller County is considered one of the best athletes in the country. The five- star prospect plays several positions in high school but the 6-foot-4 and 220 pounder with 4.5 speed most likely projects at either linebacker or defensive end in college. The word on the street is that Georgia and Florida State will battle for his services to the end. Back in August, Miller paid the Noles an unofficial visit also.

Joe Manning, a local product from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln, has seen stock on the rise. So far the 6-foot-0 and 170 pound with 4.4 speed Nebraska, Florida, Clemson, Iowa State, Louisville and Michigan State. With a solid senior season, he might receive an offer from Florida State.

Tony Joiner, defensive back from Haines City, is considered one of the top prospects from Polk County. The insiders.com four-star prospects stood out at the recent Florida State. Joiner, who grew up a Hurricane fan, has the Noles as a front runner now. If the Noles offer, he could commit on the spot.

Tyease Thompson, a running back from Lakeland (Fla.), rushed for over 1,800 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 6-foot-0 179 pounds has been offered by Thompson currently has offers from the Iowa State, LSU and Maryland.

Jonathan Warren, a 6-foot-0 and 177 pounds from Madison (Fla.) Madison County, attended the Florida State camp this past summer. At the camp he turned a lot heads and with an improvement in the classroom an offer from Noles is a possibility.

Del Roberts, a 5-foot-8 and 165 pound receiver from Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby, attended the Florida State this past summer. Last year as a junior, he caught 48 passes and 745 yards and six touchdowns. So far he has offers Central Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. With a solid senior season, Florida State could offer.

Other players visiting are Lincoln's Calvin Darity, Rodney Gallon, and Fred Rouse.

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