Jimbo Fisher and Florida State are coming off an impressive 10-4 season that included winning the ACC Atlantic and the Chick-fil-A Bowl against South Carolina. They are getting down to the nitty gritty in the recruiting season with a little under a week before signing day and there are still some signs of concern even with an outstanding class already.
Both sides of the ball are returning eight starters, but are also losing some key parts to their success. Replacing guys like Rodney Hudson, Ryan McMahon, Kendall Smith and Christian Ponder aren't going to be easy.
However, the first step to easing into the transition is EJ Manuel. He has proven that he can step into the game and make big plays when needed. Can he be better than or equal to Ponder? That will all be answered next season.
There are a few star-studded recruits still uncommitted and Florida State is making quite the push on most of them. All of them would be great additions to the class, but the ones that could add an immediate impact are Tony Steward, Tim Jernigan and Jadeveon Clowney. Can they land all three? It's highly unlikely, but we all know Florida State is full of surprises on national signing day.