NoleDigest Take: Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose visited Florida State recently as he was in town to check out the school and meet with the coaches. Do the Seminoles have a shot at the Leeds standout, and who's leading at this time?

Over the past few weeks Florida State has hosted a number of visitors as spring football is underway. There have been commitments and top targets in town as the recruits have checked out practice and meet with the coaching staff.

Leeds cornerback Jonathan Rose visited Florida State last week after getting an offer from the Seminoles at the beginning of the month. The visit was Rose's first.

"That was my first visit to FSU and I liked how the coaches were at practice," said Rose. "They never let them not go hard and they expect nothing less."

Coach Fisher was the coach that offered Jonathan and he says he got the chance to spend some time with him on his visit.

"I spoke to Coach Fisher in early March when they offered me," Rose said, "and I was surprised about that because they hadn't kept in contact. When I was there I got the chance to talk to him about practice, academics and their business program. He was telling me how they have a few smaller corners that can ball out and that they wanted to add some size to match up against bigger receivers. They feel I can be a big corner that can slide over to free safety in different packages."

While Rose had a good visit to FSU NoleDigest feels the race will come down to two teams: Auburn and Alabama. Jonathan's father played for Auburn, and Alabama is the defending national champions.

Rose told NoleDigest that he's going to keep his options open and take his officials, but he mentioned only two schools assured of getting officials: Auburn and Alabama. FSU is in contention but it looks like they'll have a tough hill to climb if they want to land the big, athletic corner.


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