About the Player
FSU landed Will Secord in 2009 and Clint Trickett in 2010; the Noles were very much in market for another in 2011. A host of names have been evaluated, but three QBs who were highly thought of made appearances at the Jimbo Fisher Camp last week.
After the camp Jacob Coker, Jacoby Brissett, and Stephen Rivers all held FSU offers and the general feeling was that it was who ever wanted to pull the trigger first. Coker stepped up Monday and committed.
At 6'5, 210 he is in that prototype range and on film he has shown some good athleticism with the ball in his hands. Coker is also a basketball and baseball standout at St. Paul's. He plays 5A football and is from the same school that produced Quarterback A.J. McCarron (Alabama) two years ago. Perhaps most impressive on film is his ability to remain composed as he buys time.
The big question was how well does he throw it? He plays in a Wing-T thus has limited opportunity to throw. He seems to have answered that question with a string of solid performances including camps at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and FSU.
It was reported at all three camps that he has a "big arm", that he can make all the throws. There is not much question that he has the athleticism, it is good enough to play elsewhere which is just a bonus with this pick-up.
Coach Dameyune Craig was the lead recruiter.
NoleDigest.com will have a live game evaluation from the 2010 season.
Normally when a QB commits that is the end of recruiting the position. However Brissett is expected to take his time and there is mutual interest there. It would not surprise to see FSU continue to pursue the talented signal caller from Dwyer.
If he chooses to come aboard and join Coker, that is great, if not we are in good hands.
Rivers is not expected to take very long to make a decision, he has a number of suitors and will probably pick a school sometime in the next six weeks. We would not expect that to be FSU, but stranger things have happened.