There are no Scout300 prospects right now on FSU's radar.
The no.8 player in the country is Columbus Carver's (Georgia) Isaiah Crowell. Crowell is the three down horse that we have been waiting for, but this is seen as a very uphill battle with Alabama and Georgia holding the lead. Can Coach Eddie Gran pull some magic?
The no. 64 player in the country is Daytona Beach Mainland's Marlin Lane. Lane must return to form from a knee injury first, if he shows his pre-injury ability as a senior, look for his recruitment to heat up. He is committed to Clemson at this time.
Our first offensive commit, St. Thomas's Rashad Greene, is ranked no. 114 in the country. Greene was the WR that the staff targeted and they landed him. He is considered very solid and is expected to be the only WR in the class.
Checking in at no. 293 is Miami Columbus's Tacoi Sumler. There has not been a lot of talk about Sumler and FSU, but that could change later in the year. Sumler has electric speed and quickness and has the tools to be a difference maker in the slot.
Just making the Scout300 is Nature Coast's Ja'Juan Story who is ranked no. 296. Story is committed to Florida, but once was very high on FSU. We are expected to take only one WR and we have our man in Greene. If that number pushes to two, he might re-enter the picture.
The no. 56 player is Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer's Nick O'Leary. He is clearly one of the most finished products in the country as he excels in every facet of the game. O'Leary has four schools that stand out: FSU, Miami, Alabama, and North Carolina. The Noles are considered a slight leader over Miami and we expect him to end up in-state.
Fort Meade's Brandon Fulse checks in at no. 266. The talented big man could play TE or DE, but has stated his desire to play TE. He has been to FSU several times and we clearly are in the thick of it for his services.
Checking in at no. 81 is Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas's Bobby Hart. Hart transfered over from Cardinal Gibbons for his senior season and he possesses as much upside as any offensive linemen in the country(he is very young age wise for his year in school). FSU is the leader and it would not surprise to see him commit at any time.
West Chester Lakota West's (Ohio) Ryan Kelly is ranked no. 256. Kelly recently made an unofficial to Tallahassee in June and we appear to be in the thick of it. He does not claim a leader.
Commits Missing from the Scout300
1. Devonta Freeman. The Miami Central product is unranked right now and that is because he was a backup for the high school powerhouse as a junior. He will blow up as a senior as he stands a reasonable chance at the coveted Dade County rushing title. He will be in the Scout300 at the end of year........mark it down.
2. Trey Pettis. Pettis is ranked the no. 12 Center in the country. He should be on a successful high school team and he clearly is in much better shape than he was last year. He stands a good chance of cracking the Scout300 by the end of the year.
3. Sterling Lovelady: Lovelady is ranked as the no. 11 Center in the country. He is a typical Coach Rick Trickett recruit: very strong, tough, with excellent technique. We feel he will remain under-ranked as he does not come from a high profile school or part of the state. It should not matter, Coach Trickett is a proven commodity in terms of bringing in talent.
4. Jacob Coker. Coker is the no. 56 QB in the country. He has little chance of putting up big numbers as a senior because he is saddled in a Wing-T offense. This is clearly a case of "trust the coaches" as they had him in camp and liked what they saw.
5. Eric Beverly. Beverly is the no. 48 RB in the country. Unfortunately, he only has an opportunity to go in one direction (down) as he tore his ACL and will miss his senior season. Getting healthy should be his priority right now.
FSU in pursuit of JUCO OL Jacob Fahrenkrug. As a junior college player he is not eligible for the Scout300, however he is a much need upper classmen on the OL and if he inks with FSU should make an immediate impact.
We will continue to recruit Dwyer QB Jacoby Brissett. Brissett is expected to take his visits and FSU is in the thick of it.