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Florida State football, recruiting news 1/14: Coaches visiting top targets

Florida State football and recruiting scoop.

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-I found this piece on ESPN's Film Room for the national championship by my friend Martin Rickman to be awesome.

-This was a fun read by Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post on how the players who leave FSU early for the draft typically make the right decisions and have done quite well.


Tim Brewster will be making stops in Miami, Houston and Mississippi today. They are likely to include visits to four-star safety commit Jamel Cook, of Miami Central; four-star defensive tackle target Raekwon Davis (Alabama commitment who might not qualify), of Mississippi; and four-star linebacker target Dontavious Jackson, of Houston. Davis is visiting on the 22nd, Jackson says he will return for an unofficial in a few weeks and Cook may or may not take a visit this month. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

-The dead period ended at midnight and the contact period has begun. What does that mean? Read for the explanation.

-Some Alabama sources are becoming increasingly confident on four-star receiver A.J. Brown, of Mississippi. I believe that could portend good news for FSU getting back four-star receiver Keith Gavin, of Wakulla (Fla.) Crawfordville. Gavin was committed to FSU before opening things up and seriously considering Alabama.

-Luke Stampini of Gator Bait ($) had this interesting nugget on Brian Burns, the four-star defensive end from American Heritage.

After digging around on more info, sources very close to this recruitment do feel FSU currently has the edge heading into the final three weeks of this recruitment with UF in a very close second. Georgia is slated to get a visit from Burns this weekend, but confidence appears to be dwindling for the Dawgs in this race.

-I predicted where the top ten remaining uncommitted recruits will sign. None are heading to Florida State, but you can still check it out if you're so inclined. I do believe FSU not even being in the discussion is a reflection of the staff not having enough elite recruiters.

-Want to get caught up on the national recruiting landscape? Check this primer out.