Yesterday was a day to remember for the Florida State Seminoles. It was new head coach Jimbo Fisher's first off-season and he showed why he is capable of leading this team. He finished up with a top 10 recruiting class and was rated sixth by ESPN and ten by both Rivals and Scouts Inc.
While Florida State had a roller coaster day on signing day losing recruits such as Corey Lemenoier, Demar Dorsey and J.R. Ferguson, Fisher still pulled in the right recruits that were needed to bolster this team back into national prominence.
The day started with the signing of five star Linebacker Christian Jones, whose father and brother both played at FSU. Jones joins fellow five star signees LaMarcus Joyner and Jeff Luc.
Jones is a freak of an athlete.
Standing 6'4 weighing 220 pounds, he's a force on the outside. While most freshmen have growing pains in their first season, Jones could be lobbying for some significant playing time under new defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.
The next signing of the day came from four star Defensive End Bjourn Werner. Werner was late to join the recruiting party from FSU, but when they called he answered.
Werner provides some much needed depth to the depleted end position, and FSU has been searching for a dominant defensive end for some time now.
Hopefully Werner can step in immediately and provide a spark.
The final signing of the day came from four star athlete Christian Green. Green kept FSU fans on their toes all day, with news coming from all different angles that he might be leaning towards Georgia or FSU, the decision could go either way.
Fans were relieved when Green chose to stick close to home at FSU. Green is projected to play wide receiver, which would make him a dependable asset. Another target for starting Quarterback Christian Ponder never hurts.
Overall, the day was a huge success for the 'Noles. Fisher proved he can close when it comes to recruiting. This could be the beginning of a great relationship and a great tenure for Fisher.
With any luck, every single prospect he has brought in will prove their worth and shine for this team. While it's always hard to predict how these young men will adapt to the physicality and the speed of the college game, only time will tell how they will blossom into either outstanding college players, or college duds.