TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State football team welcomed seven early enrollees to campus on Wednesday as Class of 2016 signees Ricky Aguayo (Mascotte, Fla./IMG Academy), Walvenski Aime (Boca Raton, Fla./Fort Scott [Kan.] Community College), Andrew Boselli (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), Josh Brown (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek), Malik Henry (Long Beach, Calif./Poly), Janarius Robinson (Panama City, Fla./Bay) and Cedric Wood (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) have all signed their grant-in-aid agreements and are expected to enroll in classes this spring semester as well as participate in spring practice.
The seven-member class features five four-star recruits, two Under Armour All-Americans and a pair of U.S. Army All-Americans.
"I'm very excited to have these seven freshmen enroll early with us for the spring," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "This is an outstanding group of young men who have an extremely bright future at Florida State. They are tremendous on and off the field. Enrolling early will be a huge benefit for them to get adjusted to college life and in the classroom, as well as on the football field. We've made a commitment to recruiting the kinds of young men that do things right and truly embody the Seminole spirit, and these seven all do that. This is a very talented group that will continue the legacy built here of winning championships."
Ricky Aguayo, K, 6-0, 175, Mascotte, Fla./IMG Academy
Aguayo is a consensus three-star prospect who competed for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-America Game where he converted 23-yard and 29-yard field goals and all three of his extra point attempts. He will look to continue the successful legacy left by his older brother, Roberto Aguayo, who was a three-time All-American and won the 2013 Lou Groza Award. Aguayo was named Special Teams MVP after leading IMG Academy to a 9-0 regular season mark and a No. 4 ranking in the final USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings.
Bud's take: I have no idea about scouting kickers. He's rated highly and has great bloodlines.
Walvenski Aime, DT, 6-5, 295, Boca Raton, Fla./Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College
Aime spent two seasons at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College. He had 11 tackles in three games in 2014 before an injury ended his season. Aime dominated in 2015, totaling 41 tackles, five TFLs and two sacks at Fort Scott in 2015. Aime is a four-star prospect according to ESPN and Scout and earned a three-star rating from Rivals and 247Sports. He went to Boca Raton Olympic Heights High School.
Bud's take: FSU held off Alabama at the end to secure a talented big body.
Andrew Boselli, OL, 6-4, 290, Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal
Boselli is a consensus three-star offensive line prospect who committed to Florida State in April 2015. He is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star offensive tackle Tony Boselli, but has made a name for himself with a standout prep career first at the Providence School before playing at the Episcopal School. The versatile offensive linemen is expected to play guard or center for the Noles.
Bud's take: Boselli offers center or guard versatility, but does not project as an early contributor.
Josh Brown, LB, 6-3, 205, Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek High School
Brown led Mallard Creek High School to a third consecutive North Carolina Class 4A State Championship last month and will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
Brown had 20 tackles for loss in 2015 entering the state championship game. He is a consensus four-star prospect and ranked among the nation's top 20 outside linebackers by Rivals and 247Sports.
Bud's take: Some think Brown will play defensive end, but he's really more the size of a linebacker and has better coverage skills than some think.
Malik Henry, QB, 6-3, 185, Long Beach, Calif./Poly High School
Henry has been committed to the Seminoles since November 2014 and has never wavered. The consensus four-star recruit is rated as one of the nation's Top 50 prospects by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and is coming off an outstanding performance in the Under Armour All-America Game. He completed 9-of-12 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns while leading Team Highlight to a 27-0 victory. Henry played his sophomore and junior years at Westlake Oaks Christian (Calif.) before finishing his prep career at Long Beach Poly this fall where he passed for 1,410 yards, 16 touchdowns and just one interception over seven games.
Bud's take: Henry is one of the most talented quarterback recruits in the country. There are few who I'd take over him, provided maturity issues that plagued him at several high schools he attended are in the past.
Janarius Robinson, DE, 6-5, 253, Panama City, Fla./Bay High School
Robinson is a consensus four-star defensive end and Top 20 player in the state of Florida who is ranked as the No. 58 player overall and No. 3 weakside defensive end in the country by Rivals. He totaled seven sacks this fall and led Bay High School to the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Robinson will compete in the U.S. Army All-American Game on Saturday.
Bud's take: Robinson is a four-star due to his ceiling. He does not profile as an instant-impact contributor due to how raw he is, but he could be a superstar in a few years. Former wide receiver.
Cedric Wood, 6-4, 285, DT, Tallahassee, Fla./Godby High School
Wood is a local product out of Godby High School who became one of the nation's top defensive tackle prospects. He carries a consensus four-star ranking and is rated among the Top 20 defensive tackles in the country by Rivals and 247Sports. Wood collected first-team All-Big Bend honors from the Tallahassee Democrat and totaled 57 tackles, 12 TFLs and three sacks for Godby this fall.
Bud's take: Wood got less hype down the stretch because he was committed to FSU for more than a year and did not attend many recruiting events, but he's one of the 10 or 15 best defensive tackles nationally.