In his first season as head coach at Florida State University, Jimbo Fisher led his team to the ACC Championship game and a 10 win season.
The Seminals finished their season with a 26-17 victory over South Carolina in the Chick Filet bowl.
Going forward, E.J Manual will take over the reins at quarterback as he has flashed some bluechip talent when given the opportunity to showcase his talents on the field.
After their 10 win season and bowl victory, head coach Jimbo Fisher turned all his focus and energy to recruiting, a move that paid off, landing what PrepStar ranks as the #1 class in the country.
FSU signed a total of 29 players, 22 of which hail from the state of Florida.
On offense, be sure to keep a close eye on Nick O’Leary who many believe will develop into one of the top receiving tight ends in the ACC.
Defensively, all eyes will be on James Wilder who was is ranked #2 overall in the country in the country. He will be sure to make an immediate impact in the fall.
TE Nick O’Leary 6-4 230 lbs Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Without a doubt, the Seminonals top offensive prospect comes in the form of TE Nick O’Leary, the 6-4 230 lb beast from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. O’Leary is the type of tight end coaches won’t have to take off the field. The grandson of all-time golfing great Jack Nicklaus, O’Leary is beginning to make a name for himself as one of the best Tight Ends in the nation.He is extremely dangerous after the catch and can break tackles with his powerful running style.He can hold his own blocking, although could improve that area to rise to the top tier of his position in college. He runs precise routes as well as any wide receiver currently in college. Because of his size, O’Leary is also capable of being a mismatch for linebackers.
LB James Wilder 6-2 215 lbs Tampa, FL.
On the defensive end, the Seminals scored a gem by signing LB James Wilder. Wilder, the 6-2, 215 lb linebacker from Tampa, Fl., may be the strongest pound for pound player in the country. FSU will give him first shot on offense but he can play on either side of the ball. As a senior, James had 1,523 yards on 193 carries with 21 TDs. He also caught 17 passes for 283 yards and one score. Defensively Wilder had 72 total tackles on the year. James is the son of a former NFL running back, is destined to star at any one of three positions in college: running back, linebacker or defensive end. He’s got the physical make up to do whatever his college coaches need him to do. The Seminoles landed a franchise player with the signing of Wilder!
Signees - 29
By Position- QB-1 RB-3 WR-2 TE-1 OL-8 DL-7 LB-2 DB-5
By State- FL-22 GA-3 AL-1 KS-1 NJ-1 ND-1
Key Stat- 22 signees from the state of Florida.