Huge recruiting weekend for FSU hoops

Jeff Gammons

If you see tall people around campus, cheer them just in case

On Tuesday Coach Hamilton and staff got the ball rolling on the 2014 recruiting class. FSU went head-to-head with Memphis and Louisville, and prevailed in earning a commitment from the likely No. 1 JUCO player in the nation. Now, with a big time commit in the bag, it's time to add the next pieces to what will be a very important recruiting class.

FSU has six spots available for 2014, and zero scholarship juniors. With 2015 being loaded in Georgia, this means the staff will likely save two scholarships for that cycle. So if they don't expect attrition, it's reasonable to assume that this class will contain four players.

Football weekends are always good for hosting recruits because there's a lot going on. FSU hoops is capitalizing on the home opener by hosting four recruits.

At some point during the weekend, the staff will hopefully get a commitment from at least one of these guys.

SF/PF JOSH MARTIN: Martin is a 3-4* forward out of Seattle, Washington (No. 92 at ESPN), and has listed his finalists as FSU, Washington, Oklahoma State, and Minnesota. He's listed as a 6-8 power forward, but he's in the Okaro White mold, meaning he can play the 3 or 4. His game is a bit raw, but he's a tremendous athlete.

SG ROBERT JOHNSON: A consensus top-100 combo guard from Virginia, Johnson is a primary target of UNC, Virginia, and perhaps Indiana. In other words, FSU is up against the big boys. His stock has gone crazy after a terrific summer. He can score from anywhere, and plays under control.

PF BONZIE COLSON JR: Colson is a 6-7 power forward from New Bedford, MA. I hadn't been including him on the recruiting board because I didn't think he was serious about  FSU. Then he surprised everyone by announcing that he would be taking an official to Tallahassee. Nothing about his game pops out, but he might be the most efficient scoring forward in this class. He just understands how to play the game. Notre Dame is considered the leader.

PG JOSH GRAY: Gray is intriguing, as his primary focus right now is finding someplace stable. He committed to Mississippi State but their coach got fired. So he enrolled at Texas Tech instead, and their coach got fired. Instead of transferring immediately, he went the JUCO route so he could take his time making his decision. He's a lightning quick point guard with ridiculous anticipation. His 4.3% steal rate as a freshman would have led the ACC by a wide margin.

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