The Road to #1

Florida State could not have asked for a better start to their 2009 recruiting class. Despite their fast start, many top uncommitted prospects remain on the board. NoleDigest has listed 10 prospects that could potentially land FSU the #1 class in the country. This list does not reflect the opinion of FSU.





Orson Charles- Charles is rated the #1 TE in the state of Florida and he's also rated as one of the top TE's in the country. Charles has over 25 scholarship offers including FSU. Charles has developed an excellent relationship with Florida State tight end coach James Coley. Charles would have an outstanding opportunity to earn early playing time at Florida State.




Xavier Rhodes- Rhodes is one of the top players in Dade County. He's a player that has room to develop physically because of his frame. Rhodes can play offense or defense. He's been compared to Kansas City Chief WR and former Norland star Dwayne Bowe. Florida State is leading for the Miami Norland prospect.




Jawanza Starling- Starling is another big time prospect at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. Florida State is desperately in need of safety prospects for the future. Starling is big, physical, and athletic player. Florida State has the hometown edge in their corner but Starling's recruitment will most likely come down to National Signing Day.




Sam Longo- Longo is a great looking prospect (6'5 265) from the state of Ohio. Longo is a major target for Coach Trickett. Longo plans to make a visit to FSU sometime this summer. With FSU trying to add depth to the offensive line, Longo would contend for playing time right away.




Ryne Giddins- Giddins is one of the top defensive ends in the country. Giddins has always listed FSU among his top schools. Adding Ryne Giddins with Brandon Jenkins, Ed Stinson, and Jacobbi McDaniel would be terrifying for future FSU opponents. Giddins can run very well for his size and he fits the mold of the defensive ends that FSU likes to recruit.




Brandon McGee- McGee is probably the top prospect in Broward County. McGee grew up a big fan of Florida State. He attended FSU's summer camp last year. McGee is an electrifying offensive player for his high school team but his future on the next level will be on the defensive side of the ball.




Chris Davenport- Davenport is a monster in the middle on the defensive line. Davenport is from Louisiana so naturally schools will have to battle with LSU to sign him. Florida State has a huge need for defensive tackles. Most games are won in the trenches and that's why Davenport would be a big boost to whatever program that he chooses.




Lonnie Pryor- Pryor is an elusive top back with very good speed. Pryor is a longtime Seminole fan. Pryor attended Florida State's Garnet and Gold Game last month. One veteran high school scout compared Lonnie to NFL star RB Clinton Portis. Pryor has enough ability to play DB in college but he will be playing in RB in college.




Andre Debose- Debose is one of the most explosive players in the country. He has the ability to take a five yard route to end zone every time he touches the ball. Coach Fisher wants to add more playmakers to his offense and Debose is a playmaker. FSU will have to battle every big time program in the country to land Debose.




Demonte McAllister- McAllister is a talented defensive tackle prospect. Local coaches rave about his ability to create havoc. USC is now heavily pursuing McAllister but the Seminoles are in great position to land the Tampa star. McAllister would add to a new and revamped defensive line.


Just missed the list- Jonotthan Harrison, Anthony LaLota, Carlos Hyde, Nick Alajajian, Ray Ray Armstrong, Jaamal Berry, Trent Richardson, David Oku, and Rodney Smith.

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