2006 Offensive Recruiting Needs and Names
Needs: With Florida State missing out on two of their targets in 2005, look for the Noles to sign one quarterback in the class of 2006.
Matt Stafford of Dallas (TX) Highland Park is School Sports.com Preseason No.1 ranked junior in the country. The 6-foot-3 and 210 pound standout list Florida State, Georgia and Oklahoma as his three. His parents are both graduates of Florida State. As a sophomore, he passed for 3,180 and 38 touchdowns with only five interceptions. In July, Stafford will attend the Florida State camp and he will most likely make a decision by the end of summer.
Tim Tebow of St. Augustine (Fla.) Nease is also a national recruit and he's considered the top junior quarterback in the state of Florida. Some of the schools he's considering are Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Michigan Ohio State, Notre Dame and Tennessee. Both of his parents are graduates of Florida and his brother also attends Florida. As a junior, he set a state record by passing for 4,286 yards and 46 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,266 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Needs: With the signing of Scout.com No.1 running back in the country in Antone Smith and top Texas scat-back in Russell Ball, the Seminoles are solid in the depth department and look for the Noles to target one running back in the class of 2005.
C.J. Spiller of Lake Butler (Fla.) Union County will most likely be Florida State's top running back target. The 5-foot-11 and 185 pound standout rushed for 1,415 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. The North Florida junior, who had the best 40-yard dash time at the Florida MSL camps last spring, averaged 11.6 yards a carry. He grew up a fan of Florida State and attended the summer football camp along with several home games.
Needs: After this season, Florida State will graduate two tight ends and the hauled in just player for the class of 2005 in Charlie Graham. If another player from a different position is moved to tight end Florida State might only go for one tight end next year. If no one is moves, look for the coaches to target to tight end prospects.
Caz Piurowski of Land O'Lakes (Fla.) was Seminole quarterback Drew Weatherford's go to guy back in high school. The 6-foot-7 and 240 pound standout is the some of former Seminole linebacker great Paul Piurowski. As a sophomore, he caught 37 catches for 530 yards and five touchdowns. He also starts at defensive end and handles punts for Land O Lakes. Piurowski also handled the punting duties.
Kasey Nobles of Lake Butler (Fla.) Union County might get a look from the Seminole coaching staff. The 6-foot-2 and 215 pound standout is ranked 51st on Florida Kids. Us Pre-Spring Junior list. Last summer, the 2B First-team All-State tight end attended the Florida State football camp.
Needs: Florida State signed three very solid wide receivers in the class of 2005. With the move to a more spread offense, look for the Seminoles to try and land at least three wide receivers in 2006.
Percy Harvin of Virginia Beach (VA) Landstown might be the countries top player regardless of position. At the National Junior Combine in San Antonio, he recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time in 4.39 seconds. As a junior, Harvin caught 58 catches for 950 yards and 26 rushes for 690 yards. Harvin recorded 32 total touchdowns. The 5-foot-11 and 185 pound standout grew up a Florida State fan and he already has an offer from the Seminoles.
Carlton Salters of Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian has already caught the eye of the Auburn Tigers by receiving a verbal scholarship offers. The 6-foot-1 and 180 pound standout is ranked the No. 12 best junior in the state by Florida Kids.us.
Antonio Wilson of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland is ranked as the top junior wide receiver in the state by Florida Kids.us. The 6-foot-1 and 180 pound standout is the brother of North Carolina running back Vince Wilson.
Justin Williams of Folkston (GA) Charlton County is considered by many to be the top junior wide receiver in junior. The 6-foot-1 and 180 pound standout was selected to the Georgia First-Team All-State team as a junior.
Needs: Florida State only signed one offensive line prospect for the class of 2005 which makes this year a big need at that position. If Matt Hardrick fails to qualify, then it will be even a bigger need. I could see the Seminoles looking to sign four to five linemen in the class of 2006.
Sam Young of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas is considered by many to be one of the countries top offensive tackles. The 6-foot-7 and 290 pound standout is rated the No. 9 best junior according to Florida Kids.us. Some of the early teams he's considering are Michigan, Miami, Florida and Florida State.
Daniel Wenger of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas is considered the top center prospect in the state of Florida. The Like Young, the 6-3 and 265 pound standout is considered a high division 1A prospect.
Marcus Gilbert of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas is also expected to be a highly recruited prospected. The 6-foot-6 and 265 pound standout is known for his physical play.
Carl Johnson of Durham (NC) Southern is considered one of the countries top offensive line prospects. The 6-foot-6 and 335 pound standout already has offers from Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Tennessee. Last summer, he attended the Florida State camp.
Justin Anderson Ocilla (GA) Irwin County is considered the top offensive line prospect in the state of Georgia.
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