Florida State Killing It Today With Enormous Commitments
Let me remind you that the latest crystal ball resides in the Florida State Seminoles’ hands, and I don’t believe the it will give it up easily either. So watch out college football, the 'Noles are on a roll today.
Florida State and coach Jimbo Fisher couldn’t have asked for a better National Signing day. The Seminoles have reason to celebrate as though February 5 has been second Christmas in Tallahassee.
The 2014 class has jumped to a No. 4 ranking, according to the 247sports Team Recruiting Rankings. Yes, winning a national championship has its perks, but it can really catapult recruiting as well. Fisher can vouch for that with his 2014 class.
Florida State already had several big-time commitments before signing day. Running back Dalvin Cook (No. 2 RB) and wide receiver Travis Rudolph (No. 2 WR) add even more threats on offense. But Fisher didn’t stop there -- the Seminoles continued to get deeper with several commitments today.
It all started in the trenches this morning. Florida State received a commitment from defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (No. 8 DT). Nnadi could eventually become Timmy Jernigan’s replacement in the middle for the Noles. Shortly after Nnadi’s announcement, offensive tackle Roderick Johnson (No. 12 OT) declared his decision to join the defending national champs. Both of these players are big bodies -- a huge win for Fisher and his staff.
All signs are starting to point towards a great receiving core again for the Seminoles in 2014. Yes the team lost Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw, but it seems as though the position will simply reload. Florida State came into today with Rudolph committed, but were still looking for another deep threat.
No problem; Ermon Lane (No. 3 WR) to the rescue.
Lane was once a Florida commit, but has been leaning towards the Seminoles for the past two months. He seems eager to play with Heisman quarterback Jameis Winston—I’m sure Winston will be pleased with his 6-foot-3 frame and 4.5 (40) speed.
The 'Noles also added a surprise commitment from Javon Harrison (No. 16 ATH), who was expected to sign with Virginia Tech. Harrison will also play receiver for Florida State, wanting the challenge of earning a role -- which he’ll have his hands full if Fisher continues to recruit receivers at this rate.
This has been quite an impressive day for the Seminoles and the coaching staff. These players that committed today are playmakers, as most are four- and five-star recruits. Fisher seems ready to start the next season.