Florida State will be hosting a plethora of official visitors this month as National Signing Day is less than a month away. This weekend the Seminoles will be hosting a whopping 10 visitors. Here is the rundown of targets in town.
The rundown: Cummings has been committed to FSU since 2008 and he was the first commitment for the 2010 class. Since then he has remained firm and helped recruit other players to FSU. He did take an official to South Carolina last month but Cummings is very firm in his commitment.
Impact of the visit: Look for Darious to take this opportunity to meet the new coaches and talk to the other recruits that are in town. This visit will show Darious why he has been a ‘Nole for so long.
There is no reason to believe this won't be a relaxing, fun weekend for the 4-star defensive end.
The rundown: Greg Dent entered the 2010 recruiting cycle as a sleeper but he ended up as one of the top offensive players in the state of Florida this year. Dent waited and waited for an FSU that didn't come and ended up committing to Miami. The same day Dent verballed to Miami, the FSU offer finally came. After thinking about it for a month or so Dent switched his commitment on Thanksgiving.
Impact of the visit: FSU has been recruiting Dent as a wide receiver but some feel he may end up on the defensive side of the ball. It'll be interesting to see if he spends time with both sides this weekend. Dent told NoleDigest earlier in the week he wants to spend most of his time looking at the academic side of FSU.
Like most of the commitments visiting look for Dent to take this weekend as a last stop before he signs on February 3rd.
The rundown: DeJoshua was a lean heading into the recruiting cycle and he ended the speculation last fall. While he was committed he still visited Miami here and there and he plans on visiting Alabama and Michigan over the next few weeks. While there isn't anything to worry about here a solid visit will prove again FSU is the place for Johnson to be.
Impact of the visit: Johnson wants to look at this visit in the eyes of a student, meaning he wants to view FSU in the way a typical college attendee does. As long as DeJoshua does that expect him to lock up his commitment even more.
The rundown: After visiting him during the evaluation period Coach Coley made Tye a major priority for FSU. Throughout his recruitment schools have been slow to offer Will, but now that he had a good senior year and his academics look to be in line, others are starting to come after him. Miami, Penn State and others are in consideration for Tye.
Impact of the visit: Tye has been leaning towards FSU for months now. His relationship and comfort with Coach Coley is the prime reason why FSU has remained on top. FSU would love to get Will to pull the trigger this weekend so look for them to really show Tye a good time. A great visit most likely leads to a commitment. At least that is what sources have been telling NoleDigest.
The rundown: Early on FSU wasn't much of an option for Werner. Slowly but surely FSU started to amp up the attention for Bjoern, and since it's paid off. Maryland, Florida, Cal and Oregon are the major competitors with FSU. Some feel FSU has really made a run at the defensive tackle. This proved to be true as his coach told NoleDigest this week that FSU has climbed up the list of Bjoern's top schools.
Werner is a big, athletic defensive lineman that FSU needs in this class.
Impact of the visit: Simply put Werner is becoming a must get for FSU in this class. FSU needs linemen in this class and the options are running out. Werner is looked at as a recruit with major upside as he is extremely quick for a guy his size.
FSU must lay out an exact, legit plan for Werner and he must feel comfortable with what he is seeing and hearing over the weekend. If they can do that look for FSU to climb to the top of the list. There may not be a more important recruit in town this weekend due to need.
The rundown: In July Smith ended the speculation and committed to FSU. Since then Telvin has opened up his recruitment to include Florida and Georgia. While he remains committed some feel FSU has to fight tooth and nail to keep him. The fact that he is visiting Florida and Georgia makes it tougher for FSU.
With the need for linebacker Smith was a huge get as he is a big, elusive outside linebacker. He fits into what FSU wants to do on defense, a factor that makes him much more important.
Impact of the visit: A good visit to FSU goes a long way as this will be one of FSU last shots to give Smith their sales pitch. He's stayed committed but has been wavering as he is looking for what he says is the best over fit for him. This weekend will give Telvin his first chance to sit down with the new coaching staff as they most likely will show Smith how they plan on using him.
A good visit most likely wraps this recruitment up.
The rundown: Haggins was considered a heavy lean to FSU entering 2010's cycle. He wasn't quick to admit that before his commitment after Seminole Showtime this past summer. He has been firm, but other schools still have tried to get him to consider his options. USF and others have failed.
Impact of the visit: Haggins is like Dent in that it'll be interesting to see what happens where Jarred ends up. He is being recruited more as an athlete and can play on either side of the ball. One can assume with the wide outs coming in Haggins may end up on defense.
This visit is the most recent in a long line of visits Haggins has made to FSU. Again, this is just a long time commitment enjoying a good weekend at FSU.
The rundown: Jacobs became a priority to the coaches at FSU after they saw him in the evaluation period. Damien is the big space eater the Seminoles covet and they feel he is a sleeper in this class.
Jacobs has left the door open to other programs throughout his recruitment. He visited Texas Tech and Nebraska has been working on him. He is a soft commitment at this time.
Impact of the visit: FSU feels good about Jacobs but they have to show Jacobs this weekend everything they have to offer. While it is very unlikely he'll switch his commitment FSU will need to prove to Damien that he made the right decision in the fall.
The rundown: Erving is an intriguing prospect in the way he was not known about when his commitment to FSU became public in August. He was so little known that many recruiting service had little, if any, knowledge of who he was.
After a dominating senior season Erving is a solid 3-star talent that is still growing into his body. He has the potential and room to grow that Odell Haggins traditionally looks for his targets.
Impact of the visit: Cameron has remained firm since he committed back in March. He loves FSU and has not intention of going anywhere else. This is a weekend Erving can acclimate himself with the new coaches.
The rundown: Terrell has been one of the softest commitments in the 2010 class. He committed to FSU a month after Showtime but he has been open to schools like Colorado, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
When the staff was shuffled he came very close to decommitting. FSU has been high on Terrell because of his athleticism so they'd like to keep him in this class.
He's taken a visit to Colorado and Ole Miss is still fighting.
Impact of the visit: With a final decision close this visit will be the last crack FSU gets at Nigel. He hasn't planned a visit to Ole Miss and there is a good chance they won't get one if the visit is what Nigel expects. If he gets the at home feel he is looking for his recruitment will be done.
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