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2017 Florida State Seminoles Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Florida State Seminoles Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

The 2017 Florida State Seminoles Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.

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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Florida State Seminoles Recruiting Class Overview

Another year, another loaded class of next-level talents to keep the pressure on the rest of the ACC and all of college football, but it also puts the pressure on the program – there’s no reason not to be College Football Playoff worthy every year with the talent being brought in. Cam Akers was the major coup to be – potentially – the next great Seminole running back, but he’s hardly alone in this tremendous class of backs. Throw in the National Signing Day gets of DT Marvin Wilson and LB Leonard Warner, and this is a top five overall class.

The secondary is loaded with Stanford Samuels one of the nation’s top corners, and the safety tandem of Hamsah Nasirildeen and Cyrus Fagan as good as it gets. The tight end tandem of Alexander Marshall and Tre McKitty obviously ramps up the O, but the real gems for the attack are the …

The Florida State Seminoles Class Is Heavy On …

Running backs. As always, FSU got its share of tremendous talents just about everywhere, but it’s the backfield that’s getting the shiniest new toys to play with. Considering the recent success of Devonta Freeman, Karlos Williams, and Dalvin Cook, it’s not a problem getting the top backs to at least give the Noles a look. Akers and Khalan Laborn are special backs who could each become the new No. 1 soon, while Zaquandre White is a great get with the upside to be more than just part of a rotation. If that wasn’t enough, in comes Deonte Sheffield on Signing Day – he’d be a No. 1 for anyone else.

The Star of the Florida State Seminoles Class Is …

RB Cam Akers, 5-11, 212, Clinton, MS – Najee Harris might have been the lead running back dog in the pack on the top of every list, but Akers isn’t far behind. He’s a powerful back with uncanny breakback ability and vision. Granted, he was able to do his damage as a high school quarterback, but he’s got the hands for the passing game. Name the top school, and he got the pitch, with the Mississippi native in the mix for Ole Miss and Mississippi State, as well as Ohio State, LSU and Alabama.

The Florida State Seminoles Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Dalvin Cook. Florida State will be more than fine when it comes to finding running back talent, and it always seems able to fill in the holes no matter where they are. But Cook turned into a special back staying healthy for a full season. He ran for 1,765 yards and 19 scores, and finished second on the team with 33 catches for 488 yards and a score. Even for FSU, that’s a lot of production to replace.