Biggest Questions Florida State Needs to Answer Before 2014 National Signing Day

Perry Kostidakis@perrykosContributor IDecember 16, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 07:  Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles looks on against the Duke Blue Devils during the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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With Florida State earning its first Heisman in 13 years and potentially winning their first national championship in 14, questions are starting to arise as to how the Seminoles will be able to turn this revitalized success on the field into success in the recruiting world. 

Jimbo Fisher is known for his strong recruiting classes, which are perennially ranked in the top 10, and he hasn't shown any sign of slowing up this year, with the Seminoles ranked eighth by 247Sports


Can Florida State close on its targets? 

Coaches have been hitting recruiting visits in the lull of action, going to see recruits play in their playoff games in addition to in-home visits.

Players have even gotten in on the action, notably Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston doing his part in recruiting 5-star cornerback prospect Marlon Humphrey.

Humphrey is one of the biggest targets on Florida State's radar, along with running back Dalvin Cook, who is committed to UF but is on the wish list of FSU and Miami as well. 

"I'm 100 percent recruited until the Under Armour Game," Cook said per SB Nation. "They've all been recruiting me hard the last two weeks, and I'm going to go ahead and shut my recruiting down.

"Yeah, in my mind, I know where I'm going."


Will the Seminoles be able to get a top name?

According to 247Sports, FSU doesn't have a 5-star in its class of 25 commits. To their credit, they do have 12 four-stars, but to have one of the top classes in the nation, you need to sign the top players. 

Humphrey, Cook, wide receiver Malachi Dupree and offensive tackle Damian Prince are the four viable five-star options left for Florida State to secure, and it'll be Fisher and co.'s job to get as many of them as they can.


Can FSU fill their remaining needs?

The Seminoles have covered commitments in the offensive line with the recent addition of Maryland prospect Brock Ruble, in addition to defensive line, quarterback and linebacker. Where they are lacking, however, is in the skill-position area, where they can stand to add wide receivers and another running back, which if Fisher gets his way will be Dupree and Cook. 

Adding in more offensive threats, along with a big name or two, will guarantee FSU another top recruiting class and another building block towards continuing the success they have enjoyed this year.