Posted: 9:38 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
By Bud Elliott
One of FSU's big emphases in the class of 2015 will be to get recruits to enroll for spring, not so that it can maximize the class size, but because FSU might be losing as many as 15 starters to graduation of the NFL off the 2014 team and getting spring experience is very beneficial for those wanting to play early. I expect this to be the biggest class of early enrollees FSU has ever had.
I like Marlon Gonzalez quite a bit. He's a player who is a bit under the radar, but watching his senior film, I am 100-percent ready to say FSU was smart to accept his commit when it did last summer.
-Junior days will be February 22 and March 1, and I'm sure FSU will have many players from all over the South and potentially the country invited in. Tallahassee is beautiful in early spring and is a great contrast to some of the other areas of the country that are still pretty chilly.
-I felt like a huge homer writing about FSU's 2014 class, but the Seminoles really did hit home runs at every position and unquestionably met their needs. It's hard to find anything to dislike about the class at all.
-You are going to hear about a lot of elite prospects in the state favoring Florida. All I'll note is that it is way, way early, and at this point last year, nobody saw Florida State landing Dalvin Cook, Ermon Lane, etc. Florida State is going to get very good players under Jimbo Fisher, and there really should never be any doubt about that. Just know that being the defending National Champions won't make every kid who grew up loving the Gators suddenly favor FSU. Also, FSU might go a little bit more nationally focused this year, in addition to hitting South Florida hard once again.
Jimbo Fisher was on the Joe Rose show Friday morning and discussed recruiting and Jameis Winston potentially coming back.
-Ingram and I recorded the podcast last night and it should be out sometime today.