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Florida State football recruiting: FSU's 2015 receiver class

FSU hit a home run at the receiver position.

Florida State needed to sign about four receiver recruits and it met its need with loads of talent. This is one of the best groups in the nation, and it's notable that FSU signed such variety: slot receivers, big men, speedsters and dependable tough pass catchers.

The Seminoles early enrolled two excellent receiver prospects in 5-star George Campbell (Tarpon Springs East Lake), and 4-star Da'Vante Phillips (Miami Central). Campbell is a freakish athlete at 6'3 with tremendous top-end speed but also lateral agility and acceleration that are not typically seen for such a tall player. He almost has a slot receiver's skillset in an outside receiver's body. And it's the combination that makes Campbell so attractive. Campbell does not yet fully use his frame to dominate by bodying defensive backs. And his hands, though much improved over his junior season, continue to be a work in progress. He's deserving of his five-star rating because of the potential and chose Florida State over offers from every major program in the Southeast and is a top-10 player in the state.

Phillips has been considered a Florida State commitment for over a year. At 6'1.5" and 205 pounds, he is incredibly tough. Phillips is very strong, has great hands, and despite not being 6'3 or 6'4, is a weapon in the red zone and on third downs because of his ability to make the difficult contested catch. He is also a big time blocker. Phillips is best friends with Dalvin Cook, FSU's superstar freshman. Fun note: Chris Nee of Noles247 and I took to calling Phillips "Baby [Justin] Blackmon" in the summer of 2012 because he had huge calves as a sophomore and looked like Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon. He's not a speed demon, but FSU likes the package a lot. Phillips is a four-star and a top-20 player in Florida.

FSU also signed two receivers on National Signing Day in Nyqwan Murray (Orlando Oak Ridge) and Auden Tate (Tampa Wharton).

Tate compares to a Willie Haulstead big-body type. Like big men in basketball, the 6'4.5", 220 Tate took a little time to understand how to use his large body, but once he did, he took off, making fantastic contested catches. He is not a burner, but has tremendous size. The upside here if all goes well could be something like Kelvin Benjamin. Tate needs to work on route running and understanding the nuances of the position, but he is an impressive grab with premium tools. Tate is a four-star with offers from all around the Southeast and Michigan and is a top-40 player in the state.

Murray compares to Bobo Wilson or Kenny Shaw with his ability to work in the slot. He is a very quick route runner and while small (5'10", 165), he is able to get in and out of his breaks very quickly.

2016 is a loaded year in the state and the Seminoles will likely look to take three more receivers next cycle.