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2011 Recruiting Discussion Thread #17 [CLOSED]

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Notes:

  • Ruben Carter commits to Florida State. 10.17.10.
  • Jordan Prestwood commits to FSU 11.15.10
  • Aaron Lynch commits to FSU 11.16.10
  • Tim Jernigan added. Rivals rankings updated of all players. 11.25.10.

FAQ:

1. What's up with Tony Steward?
This is a Clemson-FSU battle. Clemson is in desperate need of linebackers because its current crop lacks both quality and numbers.  Plus, Steward's idol is Ernie Sims, who was coached by Clemson LB coach Kevin Steele.  Despite this, we are confident in FSU's position with him.  While we are mindful that Clemson can promise him an immediate starting job playing for Ernie Sims' former coach while FSU cannot (FSU is loaded with linebacker talent), we think FSU is in good position at the present time and that FSU's position will only improve from here.  It will really depend on whether the kid prefers immediate playing time or the better program.
2. How many recruits does Florida State take in its 2011 recruiting class?
Bud Elliot believes that the numbers should reach 25-28. Don't expect Florida State to oversign weak talent, e.g. the 2010 Miami recruiting class. Florida State does not need to reach 25, but it's fairly certain that Florida State won't deny high talent that wants to commit. 
3. Any new news on Nick O'Leary?
Nothing but good news lately for Nick O'Leary. O'Leary recently attended the Florida State-Miami game. After the game, he didn't spend time in the locker room of the hometeam (Miami) but rather spent his time in the locker room of Florida State. Nick O'Leary's High School football coach recently said he believes that Florida State leads.
4. When have some recruit's visited FSU?
Samford (9/4/10):
Tony Steward, Ray Drew, Eric Beverly, Sterling Lovelady, Trey Pettis, Terry Bell, Karlos Williams, Tyler Hunter. 2012: Travis Blanks, PJ Williams, Shaq Beverly, Marvin Bracy.
BYU (9/18/10):
Aaron Green, Ruben Carter, Robenson Therezie. 2012: Travis Blanks
Wake Forest (9/25/10):
Jacoby Brissett, Nick O'Leary, Karlos Williams, Giorgio Newberry, Errin Joe, Nathan Theus. 2012: John Theus.
AWAY Miami (10/09/10):
Nick O'Leary.
Boston College (10/16/10): Nathan Theus, Karlos Williams, Ruben Carter. 2012: Travis Blanks, Dante Fowler, John Theus
North Carolina (11/06/10):
Clemson (11/13/10):
Nick O'Leary, Tony Steward, Derrick Mitchell, Terry Bell, Karlos WIlliams, Bobby Hart, Jordan Prestwood, Aaron Lynch, Jacob Coker
Florida (11/27/10): (credit: TexasNole) Juco: Jacob Fahrenkrug, Matt Williams. 2011: Aaron Lynch, Jordan Prestwood, Timmy Jernigan, James Wilder Jr, Karlos Williams, Nick O’Leary, Tony Steward. 2012: Dante Fowler Jr, Bennie Coney, Mario Pender

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