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Florida State football, recruiting news 05/27: No Deon Cain?

Stacy Revere

2014 College Football Rankings: #1 Florida State |
Florida State ended the SEC’s run of dominance with a 34-31 victory over Auburn to win the final BCS Championship. As college football shifts to the playoff era, the Seminoles are the pick to repeat in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston is poised to make another run at the Heisman, and the offense is loaded with talent at the skill positions, including running back Karlos Williams and receiver Rashad Greene.

FSU being No. 2 in recruiting under Jimbo Fisher isn't completely accurate (six programs have recruited a higher percentage of blue chip recruits during Jimbo's time), but the point about player development is very well made.

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Many doubted that star receiver recruit Ermon Lane would get into school. He's now taunting them. Most recruits will report on June 14.

-Alabama snagged four-star tight end Hale Hentges over the weekend, continuing its ridiculous recruiting run. That makes it all the more important that FSU signed Mavin Saunders and Ryan Izzo last class.

-FSU receiver target Deon Cain will announce Friday at 2:30 EST. Given the timing of the commitment, it looks like Clemson may be beating out a number of schools, including FSU, and FSU has apparently not even cracked the top-five for Cain. If that happens, it will be the second four-star skill position player for which Clemson has beaten out FSU this month (joining Garret Williams, the Orlando tight end and FSU legacy).

FSU simply has to recruit better in the Tampa area. That is Lawrence Dawsey's job, and surprisingly, given FSU's success on the field, Dawsey has not done a good job recruiting the area. It's doubly painful for FSU that Cain plays the position Dawsey coaches.

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