Class of 2018: updated as of 2/7/18

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I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.

Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.

We currently have 81 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-39 on Offense and 40 on Defense and 2 Special teams.

So we start with 4 scholarships.
4

Seniors (10):
O: 6 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder, Odogwu)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris)
S: 1 (Badgley)

This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
10+4=14

Redshirt Seniors (11): (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)

My guess is we will lose at least 7 of these guys.
14+7=21

Early NFL Entry: (guys who may be good enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Willis, Dean)

With our luck we will lose 2 guys...
21+2=23

Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Jeff James 4/23/17
Jack Allison 4/25/17
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 3-4 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.

23+3=26 Total spots available for STORM18:

We need:
1 QB: Sitkowski (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class) - Done
2 RB: Lingard, Davis (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class) - Done
3 WR: Wiggins, Hightower, Pope (should pick up 3-4)
2 TE: Jordan, Mallory (will need 2 in this class) - Done
4 OL: Scaife, Reed (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)

3 DT: Silvera (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: Rousseau (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Jobe, Frierson, Ivey, Burns (Need to upgrade with more Miami caliber players)
2 S: Hall, Russell (Stack up with such a strong class)

1 K: None (Need to replace Badgley)

Total: 26 (12 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)
 
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What a difference a year makes! Although lot will change from now to signing day...

SQUAD 17 was off to a great start ranking wise when Golden got fired at the end of October and Mark Richt took over in Dec 2015. We had 11 commits with 8 in the ESPN Top 300.
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At the end of January last year Jon Ford was Mark Richt's first commitment for the SQUAD17 class and brought it back up to 11 commits and 8 ESPN top 300.
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Perry would decommit a few days later before recommitting for good. We had just lost 4 star TE McKitty a month prior who eventually ended up at FSU. Momentum was slowing with the new staff spending most of their efforts to retain the SWAG16 class.

We had 8 ESPN top 300 at the time, although only 4 of those ended up in the final top 300 rankings.

This time last year was a rough time for recruiting or so it seemed...
12/13/15 McKitty decommits (4 Star)
1/30/16 Ford commits (4 Star at the time)
2/4/16 Perry decommits (4 Star)
2/12/16 Kearney decommits (3 Star)
2/12/16 Henderson commits (4 Star only on Scout, not as highly rated at the time)
2/16/16 Gibson commits (3 Star)
2/20/16 Dunning decommits (4 Star)
3/7/16 Scott commits (4 Star at the time)
3/8/16 Gamble decommits (4 Star)
3/19/16 Dingle commits (4 Star)
3/19/16 Perry recommits
3/21/16 Cade Weldon commits (3 Star)
3/21/16 Brian Polendy commits (3 Star)
4/11/16 Zach Dykstra commits (3 Star)

Our commits were not too sexy and our decommits were higher rated...

By the end of March we had 14 commits but only 7 ESPN top 300 and 1 rival top 250...
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We would eventually lose 7 of the 14 due to evaluations, 6 of them were ultimately replaced.

This year we currently have 8 commitments with 7 ESPN Top 300 prospects. A lot will change from now to signing day but we are definitely going for more quality this year especially with the early commitments.


Although the class rankings are very similar at the same time last year, I feel better about this class knowing the current staff did the evaluations and will most likely not have to drop anyone and have a better chance of holding on to them. We dropped 6 (Gamble, Thompson, Ross, Roberts, Dunning, Kearney) of the 11 commitments from this time last year including 4 guys who were in the ESPN Top 300 at the time. Only one of the 4 remained in the Top 300 by the end of the season.
 
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SWAG16 at 2/17/15


17 commits already with most of our Top guys committed by then:
Shaq, Mike, Zach, Jo Jackson, Ced
Ahmmon, Jack, Mullins, Bruce

The rest all decommitted. Byrd was the only one we really fought hard to keep.
 
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New Updated Scout Rankings:
Lorenzo Lingard: 26 (-3)
Josh Jobe: 42 (0)
Gilbert Frierson: 67 (-5)
Artur Sitkowski: 72 (+3)
Brian Hightower: 124 (-87)
Gurvan Hall: 171 (+4)
Mark Pope: 183 (+99)
Camron Davis: 257 (-3)
Daquris Wiggins: 280 (-40)
Nesta Silvera: 4 Star (+1 Star)
Delone Scaife: 3 Star
D.J. Ivey: 3 Star
Jalen Patterson: 3 Star - decommit
Randy Russell: 3 Star - decommit
Thomas Burns: 2 Star - decommit
 
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Changes to infographic:
-Stars at top of player are now based on 247 composite
-Added star rating for each service
 
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#33
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5/26/17 Commits to FSU
 
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Some updates for it HW.

I'm sure you know but we dropped Patterson as expected. He was actually wearing #4 not #23 anymore.

Sitkowski, Gurvan, Scaife & Reed are enrolling early.

You have Delone Scaife name spelled wrong as Delonte. He also goes by DJ or Bo.

 
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SWAG16 @ 4/20/15 after Moss committed.


SQUAD17 @ 5/21/16 after Dallas committed.


STORM18 @ 4/17/16 after Jordan committed.
 
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ESPN 300 4/19/2017

CANES:
30 Brevin Jordan (129) +99
83 Brian Hightower (34) -49
84 Artur Sitkowski (118) +34
91 Lorenzo Lingard (45) -46
110 Josh Jobe (80) -30
138 Gurvan Hall (222) +84
141 Cleveland Reed (207) +66
153 Nesta Silvera (NR) +147
161 Camron Davis (264) +103
183 Gilbert Frierson (116) -67
185 Will Mallory (114) -71
215 Mark Pope (238) +23
4* Daquris Wiggins (204) -96
3* Delone Scaife (223) -177
3* D.J. Ivey (277) -123
3* Randy Russell (NR)
3* Gregory Rousseau (NR)
NR Thomas Burns (NR)

7 up and 7 down...
3 dropped out (Wiggins, Scaife, Ivey) of top 300
1 new Top 300 (Silvera)

OTHERS:
5 Patrick Surtain Jr.
9 Terrace Marshall Jr.
15 Tyson Campbell (56)
27 Xavier Williams (18)
31 Josh Moore
33 Asante Samuel Jr. (50)
37 Al Blades Jr. (59)
40 Amari Burney
42 Tyreke Johnson
44 Jacob Copeland
46 Mustapha Muhammad
49 Keondre Coburn
54 William Barnes
55 Adam Anderson (103)
60 Anthony Schwartz
73 James Cook
87 Kevin Austin
120 Curtis Dunlap Jr. (161)
121 Richard Gouraige
124 Joe Milton
129 Nikolas Bonitto
132 Jalen Patterson (67)
143 Andrew Chatfield
154 Kayode Oladele
158 Elijah Moore (81)
173 Trenell Troutman
196 Warren Thompson (170)
208 Casey Thompson
256 Chris Curry
259 Jamarcus Chatman
264 Divaad Wilson
283 Shaun Shivers
294 Robert Hicks (221)

4* Rosendo Louis (176)
3* Billy Josephs (229)
3* David Reese (270)
NR Dennis Briggs II (NR)
NR Jordan Davis (NR)
 
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