An impressive recruiting season went over the top for the FSU Seminoles Wednesday.
The Seminoles flirted with the No. 1 ranking, and finished second, in the 247sports.com recruiting website after a day in which tackle Landon Dickerson and linebacker Dontavious Jackson announced live for the Seminoles on ESPN. Add those two to tackle Jauan Williams, tackle Mike Arnold and center Baveon Johnson and the Seminoles had a great day on the offensive line. It was the nation’s top offensive line haul.
FSU was given the No. 1 recruiting class by ESPN.
“When you get a chance to get all those guys,” said FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, “you better jump all over them.”
The defensive line was pretty good, too, especially after the flip of Shaver Manuel from Florida. There were concerns about Manuel’s grades at Florida. Brian Burns also committed to FSU on Wednesday.
The highest-ranked player in the Seminoles’ class was defensive back Levonte Taylor, the only five-star recruit signed by FSU. He was joined Wednesday by cornerback Carlos Becker.
The Seminoles signed 17 four-stars, however, including quarterback Malik Henry.
FSU had been ranked fifth going into the day, but surged to first, barely beating out Ohio State