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Florida State football recruiting podcast: One week until Signing Day

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Ingram Smith and Bud Elliott return with another episode of The Nolecast. We recapped the class last week, so not going in-depth on that again. Listen to previous podcast for details on currently committed prospects. Here is the general outline of the discussion.

Recruiting

  • QB

    • Commit Henry (EE)

  • RB

    • Commit: Amir Rasul, Gabe Nabers (new)

      • Rasul is not Alabama's top option for a No. 2 back and might be its third choice for that spot.

      • Nabers 6'2, 238, fullback.

      • Taking a ⅔-star this early could signal that FSU's close is not going to be as strong as the fans want.

  • WR

    • Targets: Keith Gavin, Nate Craig-Myers

      • NCM named Auburn his leader

        • Not visiting FSU, not visiting OM even. #Tampa

      • Gavin visited, went very well, now we wait

    • No need to reach -- many asked what does FSU do it it doesn't sign a WR

  • TE

    • Commit: Naseir Upshur

  • OL

    • Commits: Josh Ball, Baveon Johnson, Andrew Boselli (EE), Mike Arnold

      • Baveon's mom on the cupcake game

    • Targets: Landon Dickerson, Juan Williams (not looking for another guard)

      • Dickerson liked his Alabama visit, still think Tennessee is the bigger worry

      • Williams named A&M as a co-leader, every new visit is his new leader

        • Loved LSU, too.

        • Twitter ?: Would you rather have Williams or Dickerson?

      • Stewart Reese

        • Rescheduled visit, does seem like is is a backup plan

    • Reader: Any of these OL challenge for major PT early?

  • DT

    • Commits: Cedric Wood (EE), Walvenski Aime (EE)

    • Stephon Taylor (New Orleans)

      • Players LSU can't fit into its class are OK because LSU's class is amazing.

      • Texas biggest competition. His parents also made the trip which is good and his teammate committed.

    • Raekwon Davis now won't visit on the 22nd, will visit Alabama instead

      • We'll see if he ever visits or qualifies

      • FSU would like to get him in on visit for final weekend, but ...

    • Shavar Manuel may visit, we'll see

    • Zuriel Davis got a test score, but will he qualify?

  • DE

    • Commits: Janarius Robinson (EE)

    • Targets: Brian Burns, Terrell Hall, Jonathan Kongbo

      • Burns last visit is FSU, UF/UGA top comp

        • I think FSU can land him if ...

      • Hall doesn't seem to be mentioning FSU as much

        • I am ready to pull FSU from the board

      • Kongbo is INTERESTING

        • Liked Bama a ton, now Tennessee may have some connection with him related to him originally being from Africa. Visited USC this weekend. FSU gets final visit

    • Might need to reach here on a project, probably not.

  • LB

    • Commits: Emmett Rice, Josh Brown, Keion Joyner

    • Targets: Dontavious Jackson

    • If FSU misses it would need to reach.

      • Bud suggests Brock Miller, from Vero Beach area. NC State commit, Ole Miss offered.

    • Jackson coming back for unofficial? FSU coaches going in-home Monday night.

  • DB

    • Commits: Levonta Taylor, Jamel Cook, Kyle Myers, Clifford Chattman

      • Cook visited with Pie Young and FSU feels good

      • OM pushed for Meyers, seems solid

      • Chattman committed, rail thin, potential. Can't take too many projects. He is visiting A&M this weekend

    • Targets: Trayvon Mullen, Carlos Becker, Brandon Burton, Pie Young

      • Becker officially visiting 2nd week in January -- his mom made the trip, she did not visit Ohio State

      • Mullen: FSU wants him to visit this weekend (UV)

    • Reader question: Will Levonta Taylor play other than ST as a freshman?

    • Reader question: Becker or Mullen if you can only have one?

    • Need to land 2 of the above

  • K/P

    • Logan Tyler, Ricky Aguayo (EE)

  • #s

    • 24-25

    • Attrition expected

Reader questions

  • How does this class stack up with previous years?

  • Who will be the second best player in the class behind Taylor?

  • Sleeper in FSU's class?

  • Best Publix sub?

  • Does Jimbo believe FSU needs another elite recruiter?

  • Will Jimbo Fisher have a sleepover with a recruit like Jim Harbaugh?