Tomahawk Nation author Scott Crumbly will have your Jimbo Fisher Football Camp coverage on Wednesday, while I'll be there on Thursday and Friday to report on all the happenings with Florida State Recruiting Coverage.
During the June session, we brought you 21 free articles over the three days. We'll do the same this time, though likely with more video. Here is the hub for all of your coverage in a nice, neat package.
- Friday's session kicks off at 9:30 and ends at 11:30. Players may hang around longer with awesome media types and do interviews.
- I will post nuggets that don't warrant a full article in the comment section throughout the day.
- Get your morning started right by reading this long interview with Denver Kirkland, one of FSU's top offensive line targets.
- As for last night's tweet that big news may be on the way...
The news tweeted about was a planned commitment. Out of respect for the kid and wanting to avoid a Baker situation, I will not reveal who it is.
We did the interview following the conclusion of the night session. He went to tell Jimbo Fisher (all FSU commitments must be given to and approved by Fisher) and I went to my lodging in Tallahassee to write it up as it was late in the evening and the rooms in which media typically work were unavailable.
When I arrived, I hadn’t heard from the recruit and texted him to figure out what was up. He said that he hadn’t been able to get with Fisher and that he’d do so tomorrow morning, at which time I’ll talk with him again.
I wasn’t going to run the story without him committing to and being accepted by Fisher.. The recruit is a very good player, but I am not 100% sure that it is a player from whom the staff would accept a commitment at this very moment, because they might have higher targets on their board. It really says something about the level of FSU's recruiting that they could, potentially, ask a kid like this to wait. Still, if I had to guess, I'd guess that they would take the commitment. Update: FSU did not take the commitment. I knew it was questionable (and thus I didn't run the story), but I am somewhat surprised. In my opinion, this means Florida State is doing much better in recruiting than some believe.
- Jordan Sherit earned an FSU offer late Thursday. I caught him before lunch and had this brief interview. I am not sure exactly where he is on Florida State's board, or where Florida State is on his board.
- FSU lands a QB commitment!... For the class or 2015. Deandre Johnson.
- JUCO DE Za'Darius Smith is now on campus. It's also raining pretty hard as of 1:45.
- Still to come: interviews with Homestead 2014 WR Ermon Lane, 2013 Miami Norland DE Paul James 2013 Texas RB Jamel James. Plus camp observations and a recap
- Matthew Thomas, a top-20 player nationally, says FSU leads for him over Alabama and Miami. This is probably the biggest news of the day.
- Florida State picks up a commitment from 2014 ATH JoJo Robinson! [Link fixed]
- Camp Observations on 2014 OL Mason Cole.
- Mackensie Alexander showed up to Florida State today. That was unexpected. He's an excellent corner and a total headache to cover from a media standpoint.
- Today's camp kicks off at 3:30. Get yourself prepared with our Jimbo Fisher Football Camp preview.
- Maquedius Bain did not make the trip to Tallahassee (as we reported last night) and, as expected for a while, decommitted from Florida State.
- Jamel James, a consensus four-star running back from Katy (Texas) is visiting Florida State. He is friends with FSU tight end commitment Christian Morgan. I am very impressed with James.
- The Booker T. Washington High crew did make it to Tallahassee. The group includes linebacker Matthew Thomas, end Chad Thomas, ofensive tackle Denver Kirkland and FSU safety commit Michael Johnson.
- 2015 recruit Jacques Patrick of Orlando Timber Creek High is enjoying his visit to Florida State.
Lightning warning has been issued, going to have to break at Jimbo Camp— Scott Crumbly (@RealScottCrum) July 18, 2012
Players going to watch film with position coaches during delay— Scott Crumbly (@RealScottCrum) July 18, 2012