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Florida State football recruiting starts with junior day

Talented juniors are flocking to see what FSU has to offer.

Bud Elliott

Florida State football recruiting never stops. Saturday is the first of a few junior days, kicking off around 10 ET.

What happens at a junior day? I broke it down for Tomahawk Nation readers in 2014.

Florida state actually kicked things off Friday with visits from a few prospects like Owen Pappoe, a nationally elite 2019 linebacker prospect out of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High School. Pappoe told me the visit went really well and that he was able to spend about 40 minutes with Jimbo Fisher.

Some big names are expected in this Saturday, though a few will undoubtedly decide to come up the next. The Nike Orlando camp is Sunday, so that may keep a few kids from coming by.

Miami Central has been good to Florida State in recent years (Jamel Cook going to USC aside), and some Power 5 level prospects are making their way up. 2019 RB James Cook, the brother of Dalvin Cook, will be making the trip as will 2017 receiver/safety Carmoni Green and a few other Central stars. Here's an interview with James after Central won another state title. Green does not have an FSU offer but could earn one, perhaps on defense.

QB N'Kosi Perry, a recent Miami decommit from Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard will also be attending before heading to Orlando.

Huge 2018 offensive tackle Tank Jenkins, of Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing will also be making the trip. Jenkins will be in the running to be the top player in the country in 2018.

FSU defensive tackle commit Ja'Len Parks will be there along with his teammate at Gainesville (Fla.) Newberry Corey Durden, also a defensive tackle. Landing this pair would be huge for FSU, which wants to take 2-3 interior defensive linemen in the 2017 class. 2019 defensive tackle recruit Tru Thompson, of Griffin (Ga.) who FSU offered before he ever played a down of high school ball.

Speaking of defensive line, defensive end Robert Beal of Norcross (Ga.) is making the trip down to Florida State fresh off decommitting from Notre Dame. Beal would be a major get for the Seminoles as he is big time as an edge rusher.

In the defensive backfield, FSU is also bringing in ATH Deejay Dallas, of Brunswick (Ga.) Glynn Academy who also plays receiver and CB Latavious Brini of Hialeah's Mater Academy.

Tomahawk Nation will be on hand with live updates, interviews, photos and a recap.