With the firing of Randy Shannon at Miami and the stepping down from Urban Meyer at Florida, Florida State suddenly looks like the new main attraction in the state of Florida.
As it stands right now, FSU has the third ranked recruiting class according to ESPN in the country with the top recruits being Karlos Williams, James Wilder Jr., Georgio Newberry, Bobby Hart and Aaron Lynch. They are still awaiting answers from top recruits Tony Steward, Ray Drew, Nick O'Leary, Jadeveon Clowney, Isiah Crowell and Tim Jernigan.
With no coaches in place right now at Miami or Florida, does this make FSU appear to be the top school in the state? It certainly gives them an edge in the recruiting game. Florida has another great class so far with seventeen commitments headlined by five star quarterback Jeff Driskel, but Miami has just four commitments.
Will Florida's commitments start to waiver and will those top recruits that are considering them start to look elsewhere? FSU is looking very attractive right now considering the fact that they had a top notch class that came in a season ago and the results showed on the field. FSU lost it's conference championship, but that's more that what Florida can say and Miami. On top of that FSU trounced both teams in head to head competition this season, the first time since 1999.
Florida State has the potential to have a huge signing class, much like what Florida had last season. If they can continue to bring in these top recruits and have them translate onto the field, Jimbo Fisher will prove that he was the man for the job.