NoleDigest News and Notes: Seminole Showtime

Florida State's Seminole Showtime Camp has turned into one of the premier summer camps in the nation. With former Seminole greats coming back to teach and several NFL players attending as coaches it is easy to see why many recruits want to attend. NoleDigest previews this weekend's festivities and more here.

Florida State's Seminole Showtime is one of the better camps any recruit will attend this summer. The idea of hosting your premier recruiting targets for a primetime camp is now a major recruiting tool for the nation's top programs. FSU is entering its 3rd camp and it is looking like this one may have the most talented group of prospects the camp has seen yet. While the former players and current NFL players that are attending is not known yet, the names of the recruits attending is growing by the hour. NoleDigest has some of the latest news and notes regarding the camp.

2011 Top Target La'El Collins Missing Showtime

The Showtime Camp gives the coaches at Florida State an opportunity to evaluate and watch targets not only for the current recruiting cycle, but also for future classes. One of 2011's best, La'El Collins, was expected to attend. He told NoleDigest that his plans have changed and that he'll be in town at the end of the month.

"Unfortunately I won't be able to attend Showtime like I had originally hoped," said the Baton Rouge-Redemptionist standout. "I like Coach Fisher a lot as an offensive coordinator and I think he'll be a good coach there when he takes over. Since I can't come this weekend I will be there the end of the month to check it out."

Collins is sitting at four offers now from FSU, Florida, Tennessee and Oklahoma State. He is getting attention from a ton of schools, but it looks like LSU will be tough to beat once they offer. He did say he'll take an open approach to the process but he has also stated he wants to play in the SEC.

Is This Weekend Going to be littered with Commitments?

Many FSU fans have circled the 18th of July on their calendars for some time now as they've expected the ‘Noles to gain a boat load of commitments during the weekend. While there are going to be a ton of leans in attendance, the whole commitment thing could go any way. Here is a percentage guess on the likeliness of these rumored commitments:

Lamarcus Joyner: 60%. He has held firm that he wants to look at all of his options. A good time at camp will go a long way in dictating what happens with him.

Christian Green: 40%. NoleDigest feels this one doesn't happen just yet.

Kenny Shaw: 0%*. There is an asterisk here because Shaw really is feeling FSU right now. It all depends on his family. Word is Kenny is ready.

Christian Jones: 0%: Not yet.

Telvin Smith: 60%. NoleDigest feels that with him coming to Showtime instead of Georgia shows where he is leaning. With the Bulldogs low in numbers now, one would assume he'd be heading to UGA if he was ready to commit to them.

Damien Jacobs: 50%. While he is not attending Showtime he must be listed because a great camp visit has propelled the Noles to the top. Jacobs wants to go home and talk to his family.

Jeff Luc: 10%. If FSU shows him a lot of love this weekend they'll position themselves in a good spot, but we feel Luc will hold out for a little bit longer so he can attend some other camps.

Brandon Willis: 20%. Willis wants to visit Cal, so we feel he isn't ready yet to make a decision. FSU is way out front, though.

Now, it is recruiting, thus things could change. Last year FSU got Demonte McAllister and Lonnie Pryor to commit, so look for at least a few to end it this weekend. The large number of commitments rumored could go any way so fans shouldn't set their hopes to an astronomical level. One name to watch is Terrence Mitchell, FYI.

Random Quotes on the Upcoming Weekend

"I can't wait to get down there. FSU is still out front for me, and I was talking to Coach Amato yesterday. He told me they can't wait to get me to town to see it."-QB Anthony Gonzalez from Bethlehem, PA.

"I really liked working with all of the coaches at camp, and I hope to do the same at Showtime. This visit helped FSU and next weekend should be fun. After I visit Ohio State I will be close to my decision."-ATH Jared Haggins from Lakeland, FL.

"I'm excited to get back up there and see the coaches. I loved the junior day, and it is going to be cool to work with all those former players and NFL guys."-FSU commitment Chad Abrams.

"I just want to get a feel for the campus and all that. This will be my first real visit there other than a track meet." Pelham OLB Nigel Terrell

"FSU is in my final 3 and I am heading there Saturday to see what they're all about."-Grayson defensive tackle Shawn Green


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