Florida State Heating Up For Signing Day

Daniel BrommerCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback E.J. Manuel #3 of the Florida State Seminoles calls out a play in the huddle against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl on January 1, 2010 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida State defeated West Virginia 33-21 in Bobby Bowden's last game as a head coach for the Seminoles.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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With signing day only a week away now, the folks in Tallahassee are getting excited. With the potential of signing some of the biggest names in the class of 2010, this could be one of the best recruiting classes ever at Florida State, which is much needed for first year head coach Jimbo Fisher.

So who are the candidates? Let's review the strengths of this class so far.

The Noles' have had commitments from the number one cornerback in the country in LaMarcus Joyner as well as the number one inside linebacker in Jeff Luc, both five stars according to ESPN.

They also have four stars in cornerback Terrance Mitchell, wide receiver Kenny Shaw, defensive end Darius Cummings, athlete Greg Dent, cornerback Mike Harris, wide receiver De'Joshua Johnson and linebacker Telvin Smith. A solid class so far.

Now as for the potential recruits. Number one of that list is linebacker Christian Jones, whose father was also a Seminole. Jones is a five star linebacker with extreme potential. He's 6'4 weighing 215 pounds with a frame designed to build on.

Another potential recruit is defensive end Corey Lemonier. Lemonier has been on the Noles' radar for some time now and the coaches want him bad. Fisher has already made an in home visit to the talented end and expects him to sign next Wednesday.

Demar Dorsey is currently committed to Florida, but he recently took a trip to Tallahassee for an official visit and was very impressed. Will he switch sides and join the Seminole recruiting class? We'll have to see next week.

Defensive end J.R. Ferguson is another big one on Florida State's wish list. He's a big end with loads of talent. He's been recruited all season long by the Noles' and their efforts are finally starting to pay off. Ferguson recently took an official visit to Florida State and was very impressed.

Florida Athlete Christian Green, a quarterback in high school, has been interested in Florida State all year and has narrowed his decision down to FSU, Florida and Georgia. Green is predicted to play wide receiver or safety in college.

Finally, there's Ivan McCartney. A tall lanky receiver with blazing speed. McCartney has been pursued by Florida State for some time now, and has just now started to show some interest.

Already a top notch class for the Seminoles, it can only get better. With the additions of some of these young men, this has the potential to be a great recruiting class for Jimbo Fisher and his new staff.