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Florida State football recruiting: Huge visitor group for Miami game

This is a ton of talent coming to Tallahassee.

Florida State football built an excellent recruiting class through the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, but lost major ground over the summer. If the Seminoles are to get back on track and recruit like they should, it will be important to show this great list of recruits for the Miami game a great time.

FSU will have a number of commitments on hand recruiting for them. Pretty much every player profiled here is a four- or five-star recruit, and this will be FSU's biggest recruiting weekend of the year.


Florida State commitment Malik Henry, now at Cal Poly, will be taking his official and looking to recruit others to FSU. We will be trying to figure out if he'll be able to enroll early. 2017 QB Jacob Free, of Alabama, will also be in town. He camped with FSU over the summer. 2018 Joey Gatewood, of Bartram Trail, will take in the action, too. This will be Gatewood's first FSU game, and he's very excited. 10/9 update: NFC 2017 QB Tyhran Glasco will also be attending.


Florida State RB commit Amir Rasul, of Coral Gables, will be in attendance. FSU is supposed to have a ton of elite 2017 running backs on hand, and 2017 is a great year in the state for them, plus Virginia Beach RB Khalon Laborn, a teammate of FSU CB commit Levonta Taylor, is supposed to attend. A.J. Davis, a 2017 star from Lakeland, will also be present. FSU seems to be done at running back for the 2016 class.


Former FSU commit Keith Gavin, of Wakulla High, will be in attendance, as will Nate Craig-Myers, of Tampa Catholic. FSU is thought to trail for both players but could really use one of them. Tight end recruit Naseir Upshur, of Philadelphia, will also be taking his visit. 2017 WR James Robinson, of Lakeland High School, will also attend. 2017 superstar FSU commit D.J. Matthews, of Jacksonville, will also be making the trip.


Offensive tackle commit Josh Ball, of Virginia, and guard/center Andrew Boselli, of Jacksonville, will both be in. They'll be targeting Landon Dickerson, the four-star offensive tackle from North Carolina, who is coming in on his official visit. The main competition for Dickerson is Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. FSU wants to add another offensive tackle to the class. Elite 2017 recruit Calvin Ashley, an Auburn commitment from Orlando, also plans to be in attendance.


Florida State defensive end commitment Janarius Robinson, from Panama City (Fla.) Bay High School, will be attending, and FSU will be looking to solidify his pledge as he continues to have heavy interest in Alabama and Florida. He'll be joined by Atonneous Clayton, of Dooly County in Georgia and Oluwole Betiku, of Serra (Gardena, Calif), an elite five-star defensive end who is a UCLA commit. Auburn and Florida are the main competition for Clayton. Betiku is one of the best players I have seen all season on the high school circuit. FSU would like to add another defensive end for sure. 2017 star end Malik Herring, of Forsyth (Georgia), will also be in.

Betiku highlights:

FSU tackle commit Cedric Wood will be trying to get Shavar Manuel, of IMG Academy, to favor FSU again, as UF and LSU and perhaps Auburn stand out currently. FSU has two defensive tackle commitments but would like another high school player.


FSU is welcoming in five, count them five, linebackers in on official visits. FSU commits Josh Brown of North Carolina Mallard Creek, Emmett Rice of Miami Norland, and Jamal Couch of Phenix City (Ala.) will be trying to sway Dontavious Jackson of Houston (Aleif) and Keion Joyner of North Carolina (he was recently dismissed from his high school team, so I do not know what school he is at). FSU needs to bring in a big linebacker class, and those two would be excellent additions. In addition, 2017 commit Vandarius Cowan of Palm Beach will be in town to work on 2017 Maleik Gray, of LaVergne, Tennessee. Jaden Hunter, the little brother of FSU safety Tyler Hunter as well. He's a 2017 recruit.


FSU commitments Kyle Meyers of New Orleans and Levonta Taylor of Ocean Lakes (Virginia) will be in town trying to recruit the elite Trayvon Mullen of Coconut Creek. Safety Brandon Burton of Serra in Junipero (Cal) will also be in attendance on an official visit. 2017 stars Shaun Wade, of Trinity Christian, and William Poole, an elite corner out of Atlanta, will also make the trip.

More to come as we get more word. If there is a player about whom you want to know whom I have not listed, drop a line in the comments section.


2018 Jacob Copeland of Pensacola Pine Forest is also coming. Copeland has Miami and Florida offers.