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2009 Florida State Targets

Offense

 

Quarterbacks Recruits

Offers

Additional Status and Info

Eugene Smith
Miramar, FL

BC, Clemson, FSU, Michegan, Louisville, USF

Still open to quite a few schools. Seems to be Jimbo's number one target for the class of 2009. But that being said, not a huge position of need and would not be a huge disappointment if FSU did not sign a qb this class. Seems to be the only QB that FSU is recruiting heavily at this point.

Running Back Recruits

Offers

Additional Status and Info

David Oku
Midwest City, OK

Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee

Recently dropped FSU off of his list. Reasoning? For lack of a better term "they werent showing him enough love". With two backs already committed, and the possibility of British Footman returning, it seems FSU has decided to use its scholarships at more pressing positions of need.

Chris Thompson
Greenville, FL

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FSU (solid verbal), Clemson, Memphis, Miami

Has been committed to Florida State since the turn of the recruiting calander. Makes up for his lack of size with his breakaway running ability and pass catching prowess. Put up rediculous numbers last year (33 TDs on just 187 carries), while splitting carries. Could evolve into a slot receiver at the college level.

Trent Richardson
Pensacola, FL

 

Alabama (soft verbal), Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas

Committed to Alabama for the time being. Has set up official visits, but it seems that the "top running back" to some experts, will stay with his commitment to Nick Saban.

Eddie Lacy
Geismar, LA

Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Iowa, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee

Numerous big time offers, has yet to determine a top 3 or even a favorite school. A force in the backfield, runs north south better than anyone in the country. Has yet to mention FSU as a possible player in the his recruitment, but at the same token, has not eleiminated them for his services either

Lonnie Pryor
Okeechobee
, FL

Florida State (soft verbal)
Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Auburn

Committed to Florida State, Seems very solid as he grew up a Florida State fan. A dynamic runner, and equally dynamic safety. Might have to move to the defensive side of the ball at FSU, as he is not a perfect fit for Jimbo Fisher's one back offense.

Trabis Ward
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

FSU, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina, UCF

FSU is in his top four along with South Carolina, Ohio State and Miami. Right now, has South Carolina on the top of his list.Not a very large running back (5-10 186), but makes up for this with speed and deceptive power. Has said he will visit FSU officially.

Wide Receiver Recruits

Offers

Additional Status and Info

Rueben Randle
Bastrop
, LA

Alabama, Florida State,Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee

The top receiver in the country. It would be easier to list the schools that havent offered him. Has yet to say much in regards to FSU, and seems a long shot at this point.

Andre Debose
Sanford
, FL

Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oregon, South Carolina, USC, Tennessee, UCF

Has not committed to a visit to FSU, and seems to have other schools (UF, UM, and LSU) higher on his list. He is a game breaker who FSU would love to bring in. A part of the well hyped "sanford trio". FSU could slide back in his top 3 if it could secure a visit.

Willie Downs
Tallahassee, FL

FSU (solid verbal), FIU, Clemson

Another early commit to the Noles. Excells on both sides of the ball at WR and S. As with all Godby recruits, grades could be an issue. But is said to be further along than British Footman was at this point last year.

Rodney Smith
Miami, FL

Florida State (soft verbal), Auburn, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF

Florida State commit with size and speed. Is also a great kick and punt returner. Still plans to take additional visits.

Willie Haulstead
Titusville
, FL

Florida State (soft verbal), Auburn, Boston College, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, UCF

Committed to FSU in may. Plans on taking all of his official visits. He was a star at Seminole Showcase and caught 45 passes for 648 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. FSU will have to fend off the likes of Georgia, Michegan, UF, and USF to keep his commitment.

Xavier Rhodes
Miami, FL

 

Florida State (soft verbal)
Auburn, Miami, FIU
West Virginia

An early August commitment to Florida State, Rhodes is another in a long line of talented recievers from the South Florida area. Plans on taking officials most likely to Tenn, Miami, Ala, and WVU.

Tight End Recruits

Offers

Additional Status and Info

Logan Thomas
Lynchburg, VA

Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Recently opened back up his recruitment, opening the door for FSU to fight for an official visit.

Orson Charles
Tampa, FL

Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee

Seems to be an in state race. Not a great blocker, and rarely gets much practice at it. He is normally split wide in Plant's offensive scheme, and is Aaron Murray's favorite target.

Bryan Stork
Vero Beach, FL

FSU (Solid Verbal) Syracuse, UCF, FIU

A solid FSU commit. By all indications will slide to the tackle position at the college level after adding size.

Offensive Line Recruits

Offers

Additional Status and Info

John Prior
Portsmouth, OH

FSU (solid verbal)
Indiana, Louisville, N.C. State, Purdue, Syracuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Chose Florida State without ever visiting the campus because of his relationship with Coach Trickett. A very big lineman with a frame to add more size (6' 6" 283)

Shauntez Bruce
Tallahassee, FL

Arkansas, FSU, Indiana, Iowa, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Wisconsin

Grew up, and is a huge FSU fan. Says that wont effect his recruitment. A lincoln player, so don't expect a quick announcement

Mark Brazinski
Somerville
, NJ

Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, Rutgers

A former Rutgers commit that FSU has recently become involved with. One of the top rated centers in the country

Henry Orelus
Belle Glade, FL

Florida State (Soft Verbal)
Auburn, LSU,Tennessee

Decommitted from LSU, only to commit to Rick Trickett shortly after.