Florida State added another member to its stacked 2017 recruiting class at the first day of Jimbo Fisher Camp on Wednesday in the form of 2017 four-star safety Daniel Wright, the brother of former Gator Major Wright.
Thursday will likely provide another busy day at Fisher Camp. The Day 1 recap can be found here, or above (video).
ESPN’s Andrea Adelson discusses if home-field advantage will be the difference maker when Florida State and Clemson meet on October 29th.
Consider this stat: Over the last three years, Florida State leads the nation with a 21-0 record at home. The game between Florida State and Clemson is in Tallahassee, Florida, on Oct. 29. The teams have combined to win the last five ACC championships, so it is natural to project Clemson or Florida State will hoist the trophy again.
Clemson has not won at Doak Campbell Stadium since 2006. The last time the Tigers visited, Deshaun Watson was a true freshman and replaced an ineffective Cole Stoudt, nearly leading Clemson to the win. The quarterback on the other side? Sean Maguire, who started in place of the suspended Jameis Winston and threw for over 300 yards in the overtime victory.
Chase Goodbread of CFB 24/7 has Jimbo Fisher near the top of his list of the best talent developers in college football.
3. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Fisher is coming off the weakest of all his FSU draft classes in terms of total picks, with the Seminoles placing just two players in the 2016 draft. But the coach's track record indicates that's very much an outlier. Fisher's program has averaged a whopping seven draft picks per year over the last five years. Over that five-year stretch, seven were selected in the first round. "They've done a great job of preparing guys mentally and physically," one NFL executive said of FSU's development of talent. "Guys like Karlos Williams aren't full-time players for them, but they step in Year 1 ready to play at our level."
Alex Kennedy of The Undefeated writes on Jameis Winston coming into his own in Tampa, both on the field and off.
"Words can’t really explain how impressed I am with his ability to focus on his craft," Murphy said. "People don’t understand how serious he takes this. It’s incredible how well he listens; he hangs on every word. I played with [quarterbacks] Cam Newton, Eli Manning and JaMarcus Russell, who were all first-overall picks in the draft, and there’s just something different about Jameis and his approach to the game."
That’s lofty praise, with Manning being a two-time winner of the Super Bowl and Newton coming off an MVP season. But Winston’s stats were almost identical to Newton’s rookie season and he outperformed Manning’s production in his first season as a starter.
Winston has made a point of giving back to the community whenever he possibly can. Most recently, he got a haircut for pediatric cancer research.
Bucs QB Jameis Winston mid-cut as part of team's "Cut for a Cure" to help pediatric cancer research. pic.twitter.com/cFaMjZZnNa— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 15, 2016
Jalen Ramsey shared good news on Wednesday, telling the media that he knows he will be ready for training camp.