FSU’s Brings In Solid Class
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami) – Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has to have a wide-smile as history repeated itself Wednesday as the Noles closed out a top five recruiting class on National Signing Day.
Heading into Wednesday, Florida State’s list of verbal commitments was ranked in the top 10 in the country.
Last year, Florida State signed the number one class in the nation and many of the young recruits made immediate contributions to the team.
Among the players FSU landed last year, five-star defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan; five-star running back James Wilder, Jr. and five-star defensive back Karlos Williams.
This season, FSU’s class is headed by the number one defensive end/tackle in the country and the number one quarterback in the country.
Defensive end/tackle Mario Edwards, of Denton, Texas, committed to the Noles and could have a major impact as a freshman for the Noles.
Edwards is 6’4” and weighs in the neighborhood of 280-285 pounds and runs a 4.8 40-yard dash.
Just after Edwards faxed in his letter of intent, FSU continued to stockpile the defensive line when they signed massive defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.
The Washington, DC defensive tackle stands 6’4″ and weighs in at a svelte 315 pounds.
Also at the top of Florida State’s class is Hueytown, Alabama quarterback Jameis Winston. The five-star quarterback is expected to spurn the Crimson Tide to sign with Fisher and the Noles.
It will be Fisher’s second big quarterback signing, the other being current starter E.J. Manuel.
FSU loves speed on the outside and the Noles have already landed one of the fastest players in the country for the 2012 class.
Wide receiver Marvin Bracy of Orlando, Florida has run the 100-meter dash in 10.05 seconds and ran a 6.08 55-meter dash in the last year.