Focus 2005

Florida State restocked its defensive secondary in February, signing four cornerbacks and three safeties. The group included highly-touted players <b>Tony Carter, Trevor Ford, Joe Manning </b> and <b>J.R. Bryant.</b> The Seminoles, however, continue to search the country for quality cornerbacks, and <b>Jamie Robinson</b> of Rock Hill, S.C., certainly fits that mold. And guess what? He likes the Seminoles,too.

Jamie Robinson of Rock Hill, S.C., is attracting interest from Michigan, Virginia Tech and Florida State.

FSU fans will be happy to hear that Robinson's leader at the moment is the Seminoles.

"Michigan, Virginia Tech, and Florida State are really the only ones I am thinking about right now," Robinson said.

At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Robinson is strong, athletic and quick. He has run the 40 in 4.55 and squats 375 pounds.

Robinson also has played receiver at Northwestern High but is being recruited at cornerback. He was a first-team all-region selection last season as a junior at cornerback.

Robinson also is fully qualified with a 3.2 GPA and 890 on the SAT. He would like to major in Psychology.

FSU returns eight of its top 10 players from last year's secondary, losing cornerbacks Stanford Samuels and Rufus Brown.

However, the group is senior dominated -- corners Bryant McFadden and Leroy Smith and and safeties/rovers B.J. Ward, Jerome Carter, Kyler Hall and Claudius Osei.

Safeties Pat Watkins and Gerard Ross are juniors.

Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, who also coaches the defensive backs, was pleased with the Seminoles' recruiting efforts.

Cornerbacks Trevor Ford, J.R. Bryant and Tony Carter were considered three of the nation's best. Bryant, however, still needs to qualify academically.


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