Name: Justin Bright
Why he chose Florida State: Bright felt a connection with defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews from the beginning of his recruitment and always felt that he would like to play for the Florida State coach. Bright was very comfortable talking with Bobby Bowden during the several visits he took to FSU. On his third visit to FSU, Bright confirmed that it was the coaches that drew him to Tallahassee.
"I was reminded about why I love Florida State," he said. "Me and Coach Andrews really connected and talking to Coach Bowden always makes you feel good."
Bright chose Florida State over Stanford and Texas A&M.
Strengths:At 6'2", 185 pounds, Bright has ideal size for a safety at the division 1 level. He will add muscle once he gets into strength and conditioning coach Todd Stroud's program. Bright shows great understanding of the game knowing where he should be in both run and pass situations. At the high school level, Bright was known as a hard hitter, but will need to add more weight to be able to keep that reputation in college.
Weaknesses: Bright did account for 92 tackles his senior year, but has room for improvement in the area. If he commits to improving this attribute, as well as learning Andrew's playbook, he is a player that could help in some situations this season. Most likely however, Bright will find his main role on special teams this season.
Chance of redshirting: 30%. Safety is one position that FSU could be very thin at if some players do not step up which could open a window for Bright. If he proves he is committed to improving his tackling skills, which he should be very capable of with a little more coaching, Bright should be able to lock down a spot on special teams.
Meet the freshman class: Justin Bright
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