Wednesday Open Recruiting Thread 06.10.09

**Good Mixed Highlight Film Added** @ 3PM Eastern

It's Wednesday and that means we talk recruiting.  Let's get to it. 

As always, we funnel everything to the:

2010 Big Board

Current Commits:

  • ESPNU 150 Watch List OL Ed Christian
  • ESPNU 150 Watch List  DL Darius Cummings
  • ESPNU 150 Watch List Safety Chad Abrams

Unless I am missing something, FSU is not taking scrubs or even marginally talented guys.  Florida State is going after very talented kids who fit what the Noles want to run.  Recruiting is a talent collection contest, but more importantly it is a contest of "who can collect the most talent that fits their system" contest.  FSU is doing that.  The Noles still look primed to pull in a top 10 and probably a top 5 class. 

Today inside: 

  • FREE Film on two prospects we haven't discussed
  • A recap of the players removed from the 2010 Big Board
  • A recap of the players added to the 2010 Big Board
  • Some Notes on new offers
  • and of course, our question of the day!

We had been behind in the board upkeep over the past few weeks, but our editors have been revising, reshuffling, re-ordering and adding details to make this your central source for FSU recruiting.  Scouting reports have been added for some players, as well as more film.  Don't be afraid to ask us any questions you might have about players, order, etc. 

Removed: 

  • Malik Stokes, PA QB.  FSU hasn't shown much interest and he isn't likely to be a QB at the next level. 
  • Kyle Smith, PA QB.  Northeastern battle.
  • Terrance Broadway, QB/ ATH.  Seems to be a Bama-LSU battle, and he's not a QB.  Plenty of athletes his quality in Florida.
  • Jacoby Walker, QB, Tx.  Interest seems to have waned.
  • James Louis, wr/db, named a top 5 and FSU isn't in it
  • Brion Carnes, QB, no interest
  • Hosey Adams, RB
  • Raymond Sanders, RB
  • Nicholas Parker, RB
  • Tuswani Copeland, ath, no interest
  • Alex Welch, TE, committed to ND
  • DeMarcus Milliner, committed to Alabama
  • Richard Ash, who is going to UF and has told everyone.
  • Chaz Green, OL, no interest.  Has named a top 3 of Florida, Tennessee, and USC. I'm pretty confident he ends up in Gainesville. 
  • Jazz King, WR
  • Anthony Creecy, WR
  • Kenbrell Thompkins, WR
  • Jawara White, LB, commit to Auburn
  • Davis Feder, Corvelle Harrison, Jamal Christopher, all are LBs
  • Garry Peters, CB, no interest
  • Jeremy Davis, CB, committed to Miami.  Good player with character issues.
  • Chris Waiters, Nickell Robey, Nick Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Dontre Morris, all DBs.
  • Tuswani Copeland, ATH

Added (or will be added today):

  • Pernell Williams, CB
  • Davis Dudchok, TE
  • Damien Jacobs, DT
  • Elliot Porter, DT
  • Jeremy Deering, ATH, impressive film.  More later.
  • Mark Wilson, LB, Lincoln High School.
  • Dan Schneider
  • Neil Basford
  • Darion Hall, RB.  DO NOT WANT.  Major character issues.  Does not fit our system.  Will commit to Miami soon thankfully.
  • Loganville, GA OL Morgan Bailey
  • Woodstock, GA, OL Reid Webster
  • Jarrett Darmstatter, TE, New Jersey or somewhere up north.

Notes:

  • FSU offered Damien Jacobs, DT from Gray, Louisiana.  He is 6'3 300.  Some rumors going around that he had 50 TFL last year.  Cannot confirm.  Did have 8 sacks and 90 tackles.  Very quick for a 300 pounder, impressive film on Rivals. 
  • Another name for 2011, RB Mike Bellamy from Charlotte High (SWFL) area.  Was the state 200M champion as a sophomore.  Gator lean?  Apparently a UGA coach improperly contacted him in front of several other schools. 
  • If Tight End Neil Basford gets a UF offer, it's over, but that's unlikely.  He will likely be a Seminole very soon. 
  • Brandon Gainer's official stats against Glades Central:   23 carries for 226 yards and 3 TD's.  FSUncensored hears that he is showing more explosion this year.  Perfect for our offense.
  • Mark Wilson, LB from Lincoln, good size for a junior, and he is a HUGE fan.  Some say he might not be FSU quality.  FSUStateOfMind thinks he is a backup plan in case Luc and Moore don't work out.
  • Jeffrey Godfrey was 18 of 26 for 305 yards, 2 TD (1 pass, 1 rush) and 3 INT's in his spring game.  I think that we take him and go all out for Lemay and Bridgewater next year.
  • Corey Miller and Brandon Willis ripped it up at the Tennessee lineman camp this past week.  Those two are very important prospects for us and FSU looks somewhere between good and great for both. 
  • Soflafootball top 100 and Elite Scouting Services top 100 [insert links]
  • Florida State has officially offered St. Thomas Aquinas CB Keion Payne.  This is an offer Seminole fans have been clamoring for.  FSUStateOfMind thinks he is Miami bound.
  • Josh Reese is the clear third of the Miami Central Trio (Gainer, Godfrey).  I do not expect FSU to take him without getting Gainer and Godfrey.

 

Film:

MixTape of Lattimore, Green, Haggins, Gainer, Godfrey, and Joyner (Caution- sound of probably NSFW)


 

Corey Lemonier (DE, 6'4 225, Hialeah HS, Miami, FL):

The #1 rated player in Florida per ESS.  I disagree, but think he is top three.  Some think we have a legit shot, I am not so sure.  If we win ten and Miami goes 5-7 again (not likely), then I believe we will get him.  This would be the pull of the century.  Him and Miller in the class....... wow.  This is sick film.


Jeremy Deering (6'2 200 4.5, Leto HS, Tampa, FL):

We have offered and are recruiting him as a WR.  FSUStateOfMind would like this kid in our class, as the fourth wide receiver.  If we want him, we will have to stay on him.  Ohio State has verbally offered.  Really runs hard and through tacklers.  Kind of deceptive speed. 

That's RB recruit Eduardo Clements discussing his upcoming season and his potential schools.  UGA is gunning hard for him, but we will see what happens.  No need to panic as of yet.  A big thanks to FrankD for providing us with some South Florida info!

Remember that there will be a ton of prospects at the July 18th Seminole Showtime camp.  Come watch the future 'Noles compete!

 

Question of the Day:

What is your zip code? 

That's it.  It's simple.  What zip code do you reside in during the football season?  I will not publish this information, but rather want to see who lives close to prominent prospects FSU is in the process of recruiting.

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