ND Post Spring Depth Chart: Defensive Ends

Over the next few weeks NoleDigest will be looking at the Post-Spring Recruiting board for Florida State. After scouring the country checking out recruits, the coaches at FSU have seen their board change as interest has grown in some, while others have either committed or slipped down the list. The first installment looks at defensive end and the top targets FSU is looking at.

Defensive Ends

1) Corey Lemonier: Not only is Corey the top defensive end target for the Seminoles, but after spring he is arguably the top player in Florida and the top defensive end in the nation. Scout.com's 5-star recruit saw his recruitment grow more intense after his strong spring, where he showed an excellent blend of size, speed and burst off of the edge. Surprisingly Florida State sits atop Lemonier's list, but there is a long way to go until he makes his decision. FSU will battle Miami, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and a whole bunch of other programs. A summer decision is still expected with Corey.

2) Corey Miller: The Byrnes standout is another prospect that has seen his stock increase lately. After a strong spring Miller went to the Tennessee camp and flat out dominated some of the best linemen in the Southeast. While Brandon Willis gets most of the attention, Miller is the one many consider having more upside. Miller has favored the Noles for some time and they still are atop his list. Look for this to be an FSU, North Carolina, Cal and Clemson battle.

3) J.R. Ferguson: There hasn't been a lot of talk with Ferguson and FSU, but the Seminoles are a school J.R. is checking out. Had he moved back to Florida instead of going to Hargrave FSU most likely would have become more prominent. NoleDigest spoke to a source and they feel that FSU is in it for J.R., but with 50 offers this recruitment could go any way.

4) Lynden Trail: Lynden's recruitment has remained steady and FSU is right in the thick of things. During spring schools from all over came to see him, and now Trail has taken more of a national approach to his recruitment. Programs like Michigan, Alabama, USC and Georgia are all involved with the lean and speedy defensive end, but look for this to be an in-state battle between Florida, FSU and Miami. Florida is the leader right now.

5) David Perry: Perry's recruitment started slowly and there were some early thoughts that he'd make an early commitment to FSU. Now Perry is well over 20 offers and FSU is one of the many schools battling for this prospect with major upside. Perry has said several times that he can see himself fitting in at FSU, but he has no leader. Look for a top 5 before the season starts.

Other targets: T.J. Stripling (FSU is trailing others), Henry Anderson (FSU is recruiting him), Corey Crawford (many feel Auburn leads) and Anthony Williams (FSU recently offered).


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