Florida State Recruiting Update, 12.23.09

We don't really have much today.  As a result, this will be a primarily user-driven day. 

 As always, we funnel coverage (except in the next couple of days) to the 2010 Big Board and the 2010 Recruiting Map.  If you have a question, and there isn't a post on the front page, ask it in the 2010 BB.  Remember to get out and watch these prospects play.  On to the coverage.

Current 2010 commits: (click the links to read more)

Notes:

  • Dr. Phillips WR Kenny Shaw says that he will announce his college at the Under Armour All Star game in early January.  I expect him to announce for FSU.
  • Another note on that game:  Tomahawk Nation author SWFLNole will be there for the practices and will be live-blogging the game.
  • Tomahawk Nation member NIU interviewed LB target Shaydon Akuna here!
  • TN member Aussierat went into detail about Mark Stoops' recruiting ability.
  • I can't complain about FSU's position with Hialeah DE Corey Lemonier.  I think it comes down to FSU or Miami.  I'm not going to doubt Fisher, Coley, and Gran.
  • As this point, if Lake Howell LB Christian Jones doesn't commit to FSU, it will be a minor miracle.
  • FSU and Georgia seem to be the two teams battling it out for Tampa Catholic WR Christian Green.  Still, I expect FSU to land him.
  • ESPN Recruiting did a pretty good piece on a 2011 target, CB Nick Waisome of South Grove.  He is a heavy Gator lean.
  • Speaking of 2011 prospects, Tampa Plant ATH James Wilder Jr. pretty much dominated the state title game.  He likes UF early.  He best projects to be a DE/OLB on the next level.
  • Some highlights of St. Thomas Aquinas players at Elite Scouting Services.

Some video inside!

Some video:

FSU commit Lamarcus Joyner's senior season highlights (offensive and returns):


 Comment necessary? 

 

DT target Jamaine Brooks (6'3'' 280, Miami Palmetto HS):


 Some say that there is a good chance that Brooks is part of FSU's class.  We'll see.  It's hard to gauge what kind of a player he is from this video, as it doesn't really show much of anything.  Most of the video does not show how he gets off the ball, ect.  What we can gather from the video is that Brooks has good size and moves well.  The reports from coaches down in Miami say that he is a "baller".

From Luke at SoFlaFootball.com:

Jamaine Brooks 2010 DL 6′3″ 280: Brooks is a big body that they move around on the defensive line. He moves well and got some pressure on the quarterback most of the night. It will be interesting to watch his play over the course of his senior season.

We'll keep digging.

2011 QB target Christian LeMay (6'3'' 200):

 

 

 

Pretty impressive stuff.  FSU has been on him since his sophomore year, which speaks volumes of Jimbo Fisher's talent evaluation.  Probably FSU's #1 target for the 2011 class, LeMay has offers from most of the ACC and SEC.  He's a national recruit that has a good chance of being a 5* star player.  Though he grew up in Gainesville, FSU has a decent shot.   UF, Alabama, and FSU seem to be the major players here, though it is still very early.

 

J.C. Shurburtt (of ESPN) has a pretty good article on how the newly-hired Dameyune Craig will affect FSU's recruiting in Alabama:

"All of the coaches know me and my family," he said. "They also know my past in the state of Alabama and at Auburn."

This is a big addition for Florida State in terms of recruiting. Fisher said last week that he expects to recruit the top talent in the Sunshine State and South Georgia first and then look out of state, but Mobile is located 40 miles from the state of Florida. It's always a challenge for anybody to pull top players out of the state of Alabama, but the Seminoles can become players there with the right person recruiting it and Craig is the perfect fit.

I don't expect FSU to come in and start taking kids from Alabama and Auburn, but I think they will have a much bigger presence than they have ever had.  Craig has the potential to be a very good recruiter. 

Merry Christmas!

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