Bringing in talented safeties is one of the many important recruiting keys for Seminole coaches as National Signing Day draws closer.
Luckily for the Tribe, they are still in the mix with a few standouts at that position, and, in particular, Louisiana native Stefoin Francois.
The 6-foot and 190-pound defender is scheduled to visit Tallahassee on Jan. 27 meaning that FSU will have the final shot at leaving an impression on a four-star player that is ranked the fifth-best safety in the counry.
"I have a whole lot of interest in FSU," Francois told Renegade Report. "I like the way they play defense and get after people. They expect the safeties to make plays. They are real fast."
Francois could prove to be an important recruit for the Seminoles as he specializes in a specific trait that FSU has lacked at the safety spot: coverage ability.
Last weekend at the Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas, Francois was asked to play cornerback because of his ability to blanket receivers and the need for extra corners in the game.
He performed well at the position, but it's his natural spot of safety that Florida State wants him to remain at and it's the one he wants to stick with.
"I am definitely a safety but the coaches (at the All-American game) needed my help so I did it," Francois admitted. "I will always do what I can to help the team."
And he may get an opportunity to help the Seminoles - should he choose FSU - right away. At times this past season, the Tribe had nobody backing up safeties Roger Williams and Myron Rolle due to lack of depth and injuries.
"It helps that they need safeties," Francois said. "I will talk to the coaches about it when I get there."
Francois has a top four of LSU, Florirda State, Arkansas and Tennessee - in no particular order. He has a visit scheduled for Knoxville, Tenn. this weekend and has already made trips to visit the Tigers and Razorbacks.
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