NoleDigest Recruiting Board: Defensive Backs

Signing Day is less than 2 months away. Florida State's recruiting board has changed over and over again since the start of the 2010 recruiting cycle as kids have committed to other schools, while others have kept the Seminoles in contention. NoleDigest looks at the remaining recruits on FSU's board, this time looking at the defensive backs.

Heading into the 2010 recruiting cycle Florida State knew they needed to sign a great defensive class. While some top targets have committed to FSU and others to different programs, the board on the both sides of the ball is still loaded with talent. NoleDigest looks at the remaining targets and discusses the chances the Seminoles have with each recruit, this time looking at the corners and safeties on the board.

Safeties:

Commitments: Chad Abrams

Top Targets:

With Matt Elam looking to be done with his recruitment, this spot is as wide open as any on FSU's board. Other than Chad there are no real solid targets at this time, but there are some possibilities with other commitments.

It is very possible that either Greg Dent or Jarred Haggins plays safety at FSU. With Dent's senior year at wide receiver look for Haggins to get the first look as a safety. Haggins has stated several times he would not mind playing free safety in college.

Other Targets:

Demar Dorsey: Over the past week or so word from the Florida camp is that Dorsey is looking around. FSU and Tennessee are two schools rumored to be the top at Dorsey's list. NoleDigest couldn't confirm with sources that the ‘Noles are interested. With questions with grades and character, and with the long way Dorsey needs to go as a safety, one has to wonder if FSU is indeed pursuing the Boyd Anderson prospect. Nonetheless keep and eye on Dorsey's recruitment.

Cornerbacks:

Commitments: Lamarcus Joyner, Michael Harris and Terrence Brooks

Top Targets:

Terrence Mitchell: Mitchell has long been at the top of the board for the Seminoles and is one of their top overall defensive targets for 2010. While Mitchell spent most of his senior year playing safety he projects as a corner in college. Fast and physical, Mitchell has excellent ball skills and uses his track speed to cover a lot of ground. FSU is battling USF and Georgia at this time.

What is going to happen?

NoleDigest fully expects the Seminoles to finish off the secondary class by landing Terrence Mitchell on Signing Day.

FSU needs to bring one more safety on board, but word is the coaches are content with the athletes they have in Dent and Haggins. One recruit to keep and eye on is Jeremy Deering from Tampa-Leto.

Deering plays just about every position other than lineman, and FSU has started showing more interest lately. Jeremy is a prospect that could end up in this class as a safety.

Projected class:

Joyner

Mitchell

Harris

Brooks

Abrams

Haggins


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