The Moultrie Observer is reporting that 6'5" 285lb Defensive Tackle Cameron Erving, of Moultrie (GA) Colquitt County High School, has committed to the Florida State Seminoles. There is very little information available on this kid, but we'll do our best. Apparently FSU offered him on Junior Day (early Spring), so we are not sure why he announced it tonight. Maybe because his season starts Friday night?
He is 6'5" and 285lbs. We've been very vocal about the need for FSU to beef up their defensive line, and it's been rumored that Florida State Head Coach in Waiting (HCIW) and Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher has been campaigning for this as well (maybe having his offense run all over the 'Nole's speed-only defense in practice has gone a long way in exposing FSU's lack of bulk on the defensive interior). Our recruiting team indicates that FSU is recruiting larger players (FSU fans, thank God on this one. Seriously. These 280-lb defensive "tackles" are no more). FSU is looking for bigger defenders as offenses continually look to take advantages of defenses that are based solely on speed (as FSU's has been in the latter part of this decade, unfortunately). Their current recruiting class reflects that shift in philosophy.
Does this mean that FSU is slipping for someone like Damien Jacobs, Brandon Willis, or Anthony "AMP" McCloud? No, nothing we've seen indicates that FSU is slipping for these players. What this might indicate, however, is that FSU is really intent on re-stocking the defensive line and might take only 4 defensive backs, but as many as 8 defensive linemen. That's a good thing. Defensive linemen are infinitely more important than defensive backs.
Erving is unrated by every single service on the planet. There are no pictures of him and no video. He doesn't have a facebook and doesn't appear to have a myspace. But he is 6'5" 285. He must have really impressed FSU's coaches during his Early spring visit for them to offer him.
In an interesting bit of news, the coach for CCHS is Rush Probst, the former of Head Coach of Hoover High School (Hoover, AL), featured in MTV's "Two-A-Days." He has produced a ton of talent, though that could be because he's an excellent coach, or because Hoover may engage in some recruiting practices typically frowned upon for a public high school. Nole fans hope he is a great coach and not a high school recruiter. We won't go into the circumstances regarding his departure from Hoover, but you can google it if you like. It sounds like Erving needs to become more consistent and refine his technique.
It's encouraging that FSU continues to hit South Georgia hard, where some of the best football in the country is played.
Here's FSU's class, as it now stands:
WR De'Joshua Johnson
WR Jarred Haggins
TE Tank Sessions
OL Ed Christian
WDE Corey Miller
SDE/DT Tavaris Barnes
SDE/DT Darious Cummings
DT/NG Cameron Irving
OLB Telvin Smith
LB Holmes Onwukaife
CB Terrence Brooks
S Chad Abrams
The TomahawkNation.com recruiting map has been updated to reflect the commitment.
Make sure to check the TomahawkNation.com Recruiting Board to stay current with all the 'Nole's current targets!
Go Watch Erving play this Friday!! Here is their full schedule, courtesy of MaxPreps.com:
The game on Friday is in Cuthbert, GA 31740, which is about 1.5 hours away from Tallahassee. Can someone go and watch him??
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