State of FSU Recruiting (Offense)
Christian Ponder of Colleyville (Fla.) Colleyville Heritage will visit Oklahoma State before making his college decision. Renegade Report.com predicts that he will choose the Seminoles. The 6 –foot-2 and 305 pound 205 pound standout has an excellent arm and mobility.
We hear the Seminoles coaches are convinced that Leesburg (GA) Lee County D'Vontrey Richardson can play quarterback at the next level. Southeast Recruiting Analysis Scott Kennedy feels that the 6-foot-1 205 pound four-star standout is the No.1 player in the state of Georgia. As of now, the Noles are the team to beat. However, Clemson is right there.
This spring, we asked a SEC coach at a jamboree, who the top player he has seen this spring and his answer was C.J. Spiller. The Lake Butler (Fla.) Union County five-star standout will come down to Florida and Florida State. If the rumors of Lorenzo Booker leaving a year early for the NFL materializes, then the Noles should land the All-American back. Spiller will visit Florida State unofficially on August 6th.
Another option at running back for the Noles could be Heard County athlete Carlos Brown. Recently, the four-star standout visited Florida State unofficially and we hear he had an outstanding time. He could also play defense at the next level.
Renegade Report.com is guessing that the Noles would like to sign two wide receivers for the class of 2006.
Five-star Percy Harvin is at the top of every school's list. The Noles were his childhood favorite but rivals schools have used some recent off the fields problems against the Garnet & Gold. However, we predict that the Virginia Beach standout will be wearing the Seminole colors in the end.
The Seminoles have already secured verbal commitments from two top tight ends in Caz Piurowski and Brandon Warren. Florida State is also in good shape with Tampa Jefferson's Trent Pupello. The 6-foot-2 and 250 pound standout recently camped with the Seminoles. Florida State is the only in-state school he's considering. This will end up as the Noles top rated tight end class of all time.
The offensive line is the Seminoles No. 1 priority for the class of 2006. The Noles are off the good start by securing a verbal commitment from Chad Roark of Ada (OK).
Jim Barrie of Tampa (Fla.) Berkley Prep is another lineman that the Seminoles look good with at the current time. The 6-foot-5 and 305 pound standout has unofficially visited the Seminoles twice. Look for Oklahoma and Michigan to be the Noles biggest competition for his services.
The Noles are in the lead for Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep's Evan Bellamy. This summer, the 6-foot-4 and 309 pound standout dominated the Down & Dirty lineman camp.
Another player that the Seminoles appear to want badly is Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson's Daron Rose. Duke, Florida and Florida State look to be the three teams to beat.
Andre Smith of Birmingham (AL) Huffman is at the top of every recruiting coordinator's list. The Scout.com No. 1 offensive lineman in the country is rumored to be looking out of state. We feel like Alabama will be tough in the end. However, the Noles and Canes should battle.
Other lineman that are a possibility are Clifton Geathers of Georgetown (SC) Carver's Bay, Lance Helton of Sandersville (GA) Washington County, Ryan Broadhead of Leesburg (GA), Lee County, Orlando Franklin of Delray Beach Atlantic, Cruz Barett of Daytona Beach Mainland and Robert Okafor of Jacksonville Wolfson.
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