Jan. 10, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The dust has settled on the 2011 college football campaign but the 2012 recruiting season is heating up in its final month.
In celebration of what will be yet another stellar signing class by the Florida State football program, head coach Jimbo Fisher and his assistants will unveil the newest crop of Seminoles at the Jimbo Fisher National Signing Day Party at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.
The event, which is presented by the FSU Athletics Department, Seminole Boosters and IMG Sports, will take place on Feb. 1 after all of the National Letters of Intent have been signed and faxed in to the FSU football office.
Doors to the event open at 5:30 p.m. and a barbecue dinner will be served until 6:30 p.m. when the program officially begins. At that time, Fisher and each of his assistants will address the crowd and talk about all of the new student-athletes that will be added to a team that has won 19 games over the past two years and has high hopes for an ACC and National Championship run in 2012.
For those FSU fans that will not be in Tallahassee on signing day, Seminole Clubs around the state and country are setting up watching parties featuring a live Internet feed of the event. Continue to check Seminoles.com in the coming weeks for more information on watching locations.
"This event has become one of the most anticipated events we do each year," FSU Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing Jason Dennard said. "It's a great way for our fans to learn the intricacies of recruiting and helps them get to know more about the future stars for Florida State football."
What makes this event so unique is that it provides Fisher's assistants the opportunity to share their thoughts about the program. Per Fisher's orders, his assistants do not typically speak publicly during the season and are normally off limits to the media except at media day in late summer when the offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators are made available for comment.
So, if you want to hear Rick Trickett talk about his young, up-and-coming offensive linemen or hear D.J. Eliot talk about FSU's star defensive ends, coming to the Jimbo Fisher National Signing Day Party is a must.
Tickets are $35 per person with sponsorship tables ranging in price from $350 to $1,000. The price of the ticket includes dinner, access to a cash bar and written bio for each new signee.
Before you come to the event on Feb. 1, be sure to follow Seminoles.com all day where the official athletics website of FSU will have a complete breakdown of each signee as well as constant updates on each recruit as his signed National Letter of Intent reaches the football offices.