Class of 2021 Recruiting Thread

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Cornerback and wide receiver were without question the dire needs for depth in this years class for Florida State. The coaching staff targeted all top corner prospects from around the country early and has allready hauled in the #1, #2 and #8 corners graded on their respective positions. The staff swung for the fences and connected, one being a one-year junior college transfer with outstanding coverage skills this early in his career. He will have three solid years of eligibility and should be on the field a ton.

    Kyle Hill and Blake Foster were the top wide receiver targets for the team and Foster committed early but the battle for Hill was with Georgia Tech, a fellow ACC team that FSU has the advantage on in wide receiver recruiting battles. Hill made his decision to flip to FSU after a rivalry visit and jumped at the chance to replace Chip Mitchell next year. Foster is a nearly identical player with an slight advantage in speed but gives a little to Hill in route running and receiving.

    Here are just a few profiles of the FSU commitments.


    HomeHamlet, NC
    Rank#7 (#5 WR)

    Size Strength Speed
    Displays adequate height to play the position at the next level but plays with the type of physicality you expect from a smaller receiver. He has some wheels and can switch gears quickly. He has good bulk to his frame but struggles at times in his release.

    Seperation Skills
    Shows he can gain seperation at the high school level. His quick first step is his best skill in this aspect and if he gets a few steps on a defensive back forget about him. Purely a space player so getting himself open is essential for him to have success.

    Ball Skills
    Catches the ball among the best in the country. He has sure hands and because he often finds himself so open it makes them look better. Across the middle he can hang onto the ball but he would rather run with it for a few steps after.

    Big Play Ability
    Easily his best facet. He's a big play waiting to happen and any route he runs can result in those sorts of plays. He has electrifying stop and start ability to go along with sure handedness down the field.

    Bottom Line
    May lack ideal size for the position but thankfully that will improve with time. We see a playmaker who could add value as a return man with his vision and burst. Should be a great receiver in Tallahassee.

    HomeFulton, MS
    Caliber4* (JUCO)
    Rank#293 (#27 CB)

    Terrific build on this lockdown corner. He has a decent burst and displays enough speed to recover and limit receiver seperation.

    Reads routes like a pro and can lockdown a quarter of the field in the back pedal off of sheer instinct and ability to react. Forever in the correct position to make a play.

    Coverage Skills
    Not many kids at this stage can cover like Dukes. He brought his game to the next level in junior college and should do so again in D1. He is easily the best coverage corner in this pool, despite having a year on all of these players.

    Run Support
    Dukes won't woe anyone with his ability in the run game, but he is going to be on the field in all passing situations.

    Bottom Line
    Some legal trouble late in his high school career post poned his college ball and he went the junior college route but all signs indicate this kid has learned his lesson and is ready to play big time ball. We expect him to crack the 3 deep.

    HomeOviedo, FL
    Rank#36 (#5 T)

    On the hoof, he's a good looking tackle prospect. He's got a wide base and broad shoulders that allow his 6-5 295.lbs build out muscle pass rushers. He has a good first step and diagnoses what moves his opponent is attempting quickly. Although not a nasty road grader, he's a solid pass blocker who will make few mistakes but also few jaw dropping blocks. Very sturdy in run blocking, he can get to the next level and disrupt it making holes for his running backs. Plays in a Power O scheme that will benefit him well at FSU.

    Not the type you would call a vicious pass blocker but he rarely lets the edge get disrupted. He rarely requires help to double team opponents but he could benefit from becoming a bit more tenacious in the run blocking game. His footwork is where it needs to be and should continue to improve, now he just needs that nasty streak to really pop would be tacklers.

    Oviedo has produced some top flight offensive linemen of late and Britt is just another one who looks to be a sure fire prospect. He can control his big frame like a smaller lineman but has the strength to fend off even some of the quickest pass rushers. He determines what he needs to do quickly and can make adjustments throughout the game to counteract a defenses change in scheme. He feeds off of the momentum in the game.

    Bottom Line
    Bottom line, this kid was the nastiest pass blocker the coaching staff at FSU has seen during their camps and they made this their guy. He was one of the first to commit and because he's been a life long fan, we don't expect him to waiver. Another pass blocking tackle the coaching staff has made a habit of piling up in their cabinet of.
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