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2011 Recruiting Discussion Thread #29 [CLOSED]

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Notes

  • Offensive side of the ball updated. 01.21.11
  • Defensive side of the ball's rivals rankings updated. 01.23.11.
  • FAQ updated. 01.23.11.

FAQ:

1. Is Austin Barron OL from STA getting a scholarship?
No. He's coming to Florida State a preferred walk-on. Essentially, he's guaranteed a spot on the team, but will have to prove something to receive a scholarship from Florida State.
2. Is Demar Dorsey on Florida State campus come summer?
No. The fact that he was enrolled at TCC during fall was true. Now it's unclear if he is any longer. Apparently he has been sighted back in Fort Lauderdale during this spring semester. There still is no guarantee FSU coaches want him, and no guarantee he'll have the grades to get into Florida State.
2. Is Aaron Lynch gone?

He's enrolled at Notre Dame. Wish him the best, and it's time to move on.
3. What's the latest on Jadaveon Clowney?

He has cancelled his official visit to Florida State once again. He had one planned for this weekend, weekend of Jan 21. No recruiting expert expects him to pick Florida State. Best DE prospect still out there for FSU is Jermauria Rasco.
4. 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. Tony Steward had ACL surgery.
5. How many recruits does Florida State take in its 2011 recruiting class?
Bud Elliot believes that the numbers should reach 25-29. Don't expect Florida State to oversign weak talent. Florida State does not need to reach 29, but it's fairly certain that Florida State won't deny high talent that wants to commit. 
6. Any new news on Tim Jernigan?
The door seems to have slightly cracked open. It is believe that Tim has been hurt by the fact that the Gators have had such a poor season. He saw Florida State whoop Florida live, not to mention the other four losses the Gators have suffered this year. Also with the recent loss of Florida DL coach Dan McCarney, Tim Jernigan is no longer the lock to Florida as once thought. This will be a very tight race.
7. Who has early enolled at Florida State?
Nick Waisome, Devonta Freeman, Jordan Prestwood, Trey Pettis, Sterling Lovelady, Cornelius "Tank" Carradine, Jacob Farkenkrug, Terrance Smith.
8.  Which recruits have qualifying issues?
It was initially thought that Arrington Jenkins would not qualify, but they should be in if they maintain their current academic pace.

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