Florida State Football: Jimbo Fisher Making Florida State 'Quarterback U'?
Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Jimbo Fisher and company continue to amaze on the recruiting trail.
According to Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, Florida State just garnered its second QB for the 2014 football recruiting class. Dual-threat Treon Harris of Miami's Booker T. Washington High School committed to the Seminoles on Monday. Harris joins J.J. Cosentino as new quarterbacks who will be in Tallahassee in a short time.
A thought should race through Seminoles fans' minds right now: How does Fisher keep getting quarterbacks? Jameis Winston seems to be the "it" guy at the QB position for FSU right now.
Or is he?
Though Clint Trickett's departure to West Virginia hints that Jimbo prefers to start Winston, he hasn't officially named Winston the starter and probably won't until at least the start of fall camp in a couple of weeks.
Not doing so might have given Harris the idea that Fisher is truly open to starting anybody as the Seminoles' field general. The Florida State head coach doesn't have the reputation of subbing quarterbacks like Steve Spurrier, but soon, enough chess pieces will be in Tallahassee that Jimbo can do whatever he wants.
Can Treon Harris become second-string QB by the end of 2014?
Fans might say quarterbacks are coming in droves because of Fisher's great reputation at developing them. This is the main reason why quarterbacks want to be a part of the Seminole tribe, but Jimbo's non-committal approach might help him to continue to sign quarterbacks in the future—even in areas like Miami, where James Coley, FSU's former offensive coordinator, is recruiting for the Miami Hurricanes.
Of course, being at the NASDAQ in New York City doesn't hurt publicity.
Overall, the days of Drew Weatherford and Chris Rix are long over. Christian Ponder and E.J. Manuel have been very relevant and are in the NFL because of their talents and Fisher's QB acumen. But this latest batch of quarterbacks proves that the days of Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke are coming back.
Strap yourselves in.
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