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Florida State Seminoles football recruiting update

Key losses

DE Everette Brown, WR Greg Carr, CB Tony Carter, PK/P Graham Gano, CB/KR Michael Ray Garvin, DT Paul Griffin, LB Kenny Ingram, S Darius McClure, DE Neefy Moffett, MLB Derek Nicholson, S Myron Rolle, RB Antone Smith, LB Toddrick Verdell, QB Drew Weatherford.

Oral commitments (16)

Player, Pos., HT/WT, High SChool

Justin Bright, DB, 6-0/184, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes

Gerald Demps, DB, 5-10/190, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes

Willie Downs, WR, 6-2/192, Tallahassee Godby

Jajuan Harley, DB, 6-2/190, Tallahassee Rickards

Willie Haulstead, WR, 6-3/210, Titusville

Dustin Hopkins, K, 6-2/174, Houston Clear Lake

Demonte McAllister, DT/DE, 6-3/263, Alonso

Jacobbi McDaniel, DT, 6-0/267, Greenville Madison

C.J. Mizell, LB, 6-2/212, Tallahassee Leon

Henry Orelus, OL, 6-2/292, Belle Glade Glades Central

John Prior, OL, 6-6/283, Portsmouth (Ohio)

Lonnie Pryor, RB, 6-1/195, Okeechobee

Xavier Rhodes, WR, 6-2/187, Miami Norland

Rodney Smith, WR, 6-6/202, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Bryan Stork, TE, 6-4/240, Vero Beach

Chris Thompson, RB, 5-8/173, Greenville Madison

Early enrollees

Brandon Jenkins, DE, 6-2/218, Tallahassee Florida State U. High

Hot prospects

FSU has penalized itself two scholarships for 2009 (three for 2010) as a result of the academic misconduct scandal. It's likely the coaches are braced for the NCAA to take away more when it metes out its punishment in the coming days. That means if FSU holds all its current commitments, it would have only a handful of players left to sign. Three big names still out there FSU would love to grab: Orson Charles, the Plant High tight end who could be the downfield threat FSU had for a season with Brandon Warren; cornerback Greg Reid, a prep teammate of Gerald Demps (who has orally committed) and the Georgia player of the year; and Jawanza Starling, a speedy, powerful safety out of Tallahassee Lincoln.

Florida State

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

Florida State Seminoles football recruiting update 01/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:38pm]
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