Florida State recruiting analysis

February, 3, 2011
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The class

Recruits: 29

Top prospects: All 12 ESPNU 150 players highlight this class, but the biggest name was arguably five-star safety Karlos Williams, the No. 5 overall player in the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 safety in the country. Four-star defensive tackle Tim Jernigan is the No. 17 player overall and ranked No. 2 at his position. Nick O’Leary, the No. 2 tight end in the country, could be a game-changer.

Needs met: Eight offensive linemen keep the Noles stocked for the future, but they also loaded up with six defensive linemen. Five players were added to the secondary, and the staff also hit priorities with one quarterback, two running backs and two receivers.

Analysis: Coach Jimbo Fisher not only beat his in-state rivals on the field, he swept the state in the recruiting rankings, too. Florida State hasn’t seen an influx of talent this level in about a decade. With so many elite true freshmen and junior college prospects, there will be good competition this spring and summer and new faces likely in the two-deep depth chart.

ESPN recruiting grade: A+

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