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The big talents to know at Florida State football recruit camp

Most of Florida State’s players attended the June or July camp.

Jimbo Fisher Camp

Florida State’s June Jimbo Fisher Football Camp starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. The Seminoles have been a consistent top-three recruiting team under Fisher in his seven seasons in Tallahassee, and are in line for another excellent class. Let’s cover some of the most important prospects who will be in attendance.

The current commits: Florida State will have a lot of its current commitments on campus, including RB James Cook, RB Charles Strong, RB Jashaun Corbin, DT Robert Cooper, EDGE Patrick Joyner, LB Amari Gainer, and CB Asante Samuel Jr.. Plus, 2019 commitments like OL Wanya Morris and DT Tru Thompson will also be there. This is always important because along with current players, the commitments help to recruit others to Florida State.

The quarterbacks: Tomahawk Nation broke the news that Kansas QB Jace Ruder was already on campus Tuesday, and that Georgia QB Justin Fields would be joining him. Both are expected to work out Wednesday. Ruder is a recent decommitment from Tulsa after adding offers from FSU, UNC, and Georgia. Fields is a recent Penn State decommitment, and is considering FSU, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia. He is visiting all four schools this week as he travels to and from the IMG 7v7 Tournament.

Flip targets: Florida State will be evaluating Florida DBs Isaiah Bolden and Nadab Joseph closely. Bolden flipped from FSU to Oregon, but has not cut off contact with the staff. Joseph is an LSU commitment, but speaks with FSU regularly. If the Noles want to flip them, this week could be important.

Big talents and hopeful offers:

  • Tight end George Takacs is one of the best in the Southeast, and the Gulf Coast High star has formerly camped at FSU and will return. A true pro-style tight end, he would fit well in FSU’s offense.
  • Will Florida State offer Dominick Watt, of Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur? Watt put on a show at the Nike Opening Miami Camp in spring, but FSU has been picky with its receiver offers to some extent. Still, if he does in Tallahassee what he did at the Miami Dolphins practice facility, an offer would not surprise.
  • Will Houston area receiver Jaylen Waddle make it in for a visit? I’ve heard different things on that.
  • Relatively unknown safety Jonathan Huggins is a prospect who intrigues the staff, but are they ready to take a commitment from the Daytona Beach Mainland HS prospect if he wants to commit? It will depend on his performance.
  • And Dennis Briggs, out of Kissimmee Gateway HS, could have a dominant week. Briggs has the frame at 6’4, 255 that FSU looks for in its strong-side ends.
  • Plus, a lot of kids from Miami should make it up

The young bucks: QB Max Johnson (Brad’s son) is a 2020 star in the making, as is 2019 Louisiana DT Ishmael Sophser. And plenty of other names will emerge.

Don’t forget about July: Five weeks from now, FSU will host the July session. It is usually the more loaded of the two.