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FSU signs 2 JUCO stars

12/16/2010

It wasn't a slight, Florida State fans, I swear. Anyone with the nickname "Tank" deserves some ink.

I missed this e-mail yesterday from FSU, my apologies:

Florida State recently signed defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine and offensive guard Jacob Fahrenkrug, who will enroll at FSU in January. They signed Grant-in-Aid and national letters of intent Wednesday.

“I’m very happy with them; excited about them,” coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to a release. “Physically, they’ll fill some needs and give us some needed help.”

Carradine comes to FSU from Butler Community College in Kansas, the same school that produced current starting defensive end, senior Markus White. A two-year standout, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder led NJCAA with 16 sacks this season and recorded 26 sacks over the course of his career. He chose FSU over Georgia, Ohio State and South Florida.

“He’s a big, athletic guy … can run, plays in space and can rush,” Fisher said of Carradine. “I think he’s a very good player.”

Fahrenkrug has gone from late-bloomer to dominant force in two seasons at North Dakota State College of Science. At 6-foot-4, 320 pounds, he will instantly be one of the biggest members of FSU’s offensive line. Arkansas and Auburn were also in the running for the big man.

“There are guys out there all the time that develop into players,” Fisher said of Fahrenkrug. “He’s really come on and has a lot of ability.”