FSU Football Recruiting Update – October 9, 2016

An FSU football recruiting update as of October 9, 2016

Make that seven wins in a row for the Seminoles over their ACC and state rival. Florida State took down Miami on Saturday, 20-19, and it was a statement for Jimbo Fisher’s team in front of some big-time recruits.

Five-star offensive guard Tedarrell Slaton was in attendance, but he wasn’t alone. There were plenty of uncommitted prospects from the 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes on hand to see the ‘Noles win via a blocked extra point.

Big-name recruits like 5-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. (2018), 4-star running back Lorenzo Lingard (2018), 4-star wide receiver Mark Pope (2018), and 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh (2019) headlined the recruits who had front row seats at the ACC rivalry.

Next, FSU will welcome Wake Forest to Doak Campbell before a bye week, but the big recruiting weekend will come the week after that bye — days before Halloween. The Seminoles will host the Clemson Tigers, but they’ll also be hosting names like 5-star linebacker Baron Browning, 5-star offensive tackle Walker Little and 4-star linebacker Willie Gay.

This win over Miami could carry the ‘Noles for the next couple of weeks — both on the recruiting trail and off it.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

FSU Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 12 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 13
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 8
  • 3-Star Commits: 4
  • Stanford Samuels III: 5-Star, No. 2 CB, No. 9 Overall
  • Daniel Wright: 4-Star, No. 14 S, No. 156 Overall
  • Bailey Hockman: 4-Star, No. 15 QB, No. 211 Overall
  • Khalan Laborn: 4-Star, No. 6 RB, No. 49 Overall
  • Zaquandre White: 4-Star, No. 13 RB, No. 128 Overall
  • Cyrus Fagan: 4-Star, No. 10 S, No. 125 Overall
  • D.J. Matthews: 4-Star, No. 19 WR, No. 129 Overall
  • Ja’len Parks: 4-Star, No. 9 DT, No. 146 Overall
  • Cory Durden: 4-Star, No. 11 DT, No. 171 Overall
  • Demarco Artis: 3-Star, No. 75 DE, Unranked Overall
  • Alexander Marshall: 3-Star, No. 21 TE, Unranked Overall
  • DeCalon Brooks: 3-Star, No. 49 ILB, Unranked Overall
  • James Blackman: 3-Star, No. 39 QB, Unranked Overall

Top Targets

  • Tedarrell Slaton: 5-Star, No. 2 OG, No. 30 Overall
  • Marvin Wilson: 5-Star, No. 1 DT, No. 10 Overall
  • Leonard Warner: 4-Star, No. 18 OLB, No. 215 Overall
  • Jarez Parks: 4-Star, No. 6 DE, No. 58 Overall
  • Walter Grant: 4-Star, No. 7 OLB, No. 94 Overall

Tweet Of The Week

Four-star running back Khalan Laborn reminded Miami fans about the recent history between the Seminoles and Hurricanes.

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