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National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Seminoles.com will once again be providing our football fans several ways to follow all of the signings. Seminoles.com is your headquarters for official signing-day coverage with live TwitterFacebook and web verification of certified national Letter's of Intent, signee video highlights from the film utilized by the FSU coaching staff, recruit rankings and more throughout the day.

National Signing Day Insider Access - FREE!

  1. A FREE live VIDEO-ONLY webcam feed starting at 8 a.m. and running to noon from inside the FSU coaches' "war room" where they will be gathering as the National Letters of Intent are received by compliance officers and announcements are made.
  2. Highlights of every signee as their NLI is certified. The video clips will be the same ones used by our coaches to evaluate the prospects. 
  3. Tentatively scheduled for 4:00 p.m.: Live coverage of the official Jimbo Fisher press conference from the Moore Athletic Center. The press conference will be streamed FREE on Seminoles.com.  
  4. The day will conclude with exclusive streaming access on ESPN3 to the sold-out Jimbo Fisher's National Signing Day Party at Tallahassee's Antique Car Museum. Fans will hear from every FSU coach talking about every signee.
Facebook & Twitter Updates

Join the more than 343,000 Seminole fans on FSU's official Facebook page for the latest updates on Florida State's 2014 signing class. Updates will also be released throughout the morning via Twitter and Facebook. As soon as an NLI is certified by the FSU compliance office and is official we will release that information via our official Twitter account (@FSU_Football) and it will be identified with #FSUNSD.

Per NCAA rules, the FSU Athletics Department may only announce a signee when the program has received and FSU Athletics Compliance has verified the signee's letter of intent. Signees aren't officially Seminoles until the information is released by Florida State athletics.

Jimbo Fisher Talks FSU Signees

Watch the Jimbo Fisher National Signing Day Party Live

Starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, watch the exclusive ESPN3 broadcast of the 2014 Jimbo Fisher National Signing Day Party live from the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.

To watch, click here to access Seminoles.com's ESPN3 Player.

You can also gather with fellow 'Noles fans and watch the party at several locations around the United States.

SIGNING DAY ARCHIVES
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Time Name Video Ht, Wt, Position Hometown (High School)
* Kareem Are 6-6, 336, OL Floral Park, N.Y. (Fort Scott C.C.)
* Dalvin Cook 6-0, 196, RB Miami, Fla. (Miami Central)
* Kain Daub 6-4, 243, LB Jacksonville, Fla. (Sandalwood)
* Stephen Gabbard 6-3, 215, LS Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby)
* Trey Marshall 6-0, 196, DB Lake City, Fla. (Columbia)
7:08 J.J. Cosentino 6-4, 225, QB New Kensington, Pa. (Central Cathollic)
7:08 Adam Torres 6-4, 280, DT Sanford, Fla. (Lake Mary)
7:20 Brock Ruble 6-8, 320, OL Hyattsville, Md. (Dematha Catholic)
7:25 Rick Leonard 6-7, 260, DE Middletown, Md. (Middletown)
7:30 Corey Martinez 6-5, 300, OL Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Catholic)
7:30 Alec Eberle 6-5, 285, OL Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee)
7:45 Derrick Nnadi 6-2, 300, DT Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes)
8:00 Malique Jackson 6-1, 180, DB Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County)
8:09 Jacob Pugh 6-4, 235, LB Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby)
8:20 Derrick Kelly 6-5, 290, OL Gretna, Fla. (East Gadsden)
8:20 Johnathan Vickers 6-1, 220, RB Tallahassee, Fla. (North Florida Christian)
9:36 Ja'Von Harrison 6-3, 190, WR Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen)
8:38 Travis Rudolph 6-2, 190, WR West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Newman)
8:50 Lorenzo Featherston 6-7, 225, DE Greensboro, N.C. (Page)
9:19 Roderick Johnson 6-7, 330, OL Florissant, Mo. (Hazelwood Central)
9:19 Demarcus Christmas 6-3, 300, DT Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee)
9:59 Mavin Saunders 6-6, 240, TE Bimini, Bahamas (Kinkaid)
10:02 Chad Mavety 6-5, 320, OL Sparta, N.J. (Nassau C.C.)
10:20 Fredrick Jones 6-2, 270, DT Miami, Fla. (Miami Central)
10:25 Ryan Izzo 6-6, 235, TE Highland Lakes, N.J. (Pope John XXIII)
10:26 Delvin Purifoy 6-2, 240, LB Cantonment, Fla. (Pensacola Catholic)
11:41 Ermon Lane 6-3, 200, WR Homestead, Fla. (Homestead)
3:33 Arthur Williams 6-5, 298, DT Fayetteville, N.C. (E.E. Smith)

* Early Enrollee 

ARTHUR WILLIAMS
DT | 6-5 | 298 | Fayetteville, N.C. | E.E. Smith

Consensus three-star defensive tackle prospect out of Fayetteville, N.C....ranked the No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 39 player in North Carolina according to Rivals...tabbed the No. 37 defensive tackle and the No. 16 player in North Carolina...Scout's No. 43 defensive tackle...ranked No. 21 on Fayetteville Observer Top 50...totaled 105 tackles and interception en route to All-State First Team (all classifications), All-Mid South Conference and All-Cape Fear Region honors...piled up 84 tackles as a junior and led E.E. Smith High School to a conference championship...picked up MVP award at VTO Elite Combines in both North Carolina and Florida...chose Florida State over South Carolina, Miami and East Carolina. .

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Arthur Williams Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
FSU's coaches recognized something they liked in the underrated Williams, who stood out at Jimbo Fisher's annual football camp last summer. At 6-foot-5 and nearly 300 pounds, Williams is a big -- literally -- addition to the defensive tackle rotation where more bodies are needed in the wake of Timmy Jernigan, Jacobbi McDaniel and Demonte McAllister's departure from the program. Competition is key and Williams gets his chance this summer to start working towards contributing.

ARTHUR WILLIAMS

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 South Carolina

 Miami

ERMON LANE
WR | 6-3 | 200 | Homestead, Fla. | Homestead

A five-star prospect by Rivals and Scout and ranked among the top five wide receivers in the nation by nearly every recruiting service...Four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked nation's No. 2 wide receiver and the No. 4 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 22 overall)...Rated the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 4 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 33 overall)...Ranked No. 5 wide receiver and No. 5 player in Florida (No. 28 overall)...rated nation's third-best receiver by Scout...PrepStar Magazine's No. 1 wide receiver and No. 20 overall player in the country...had four catches for 35 yards and one kickoff return for 24 yards at the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game...caught 31 balls for 605 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and collected Miami Herald First-Team All-Dade and Class 6A All-State Third Team honors... named a Second-Team All-American by 247Sports as a senior...garnered Class 6A All-State First Team accolades as a junior after tallying 30 receptions for 801 yards and eight touchdowns...had 22 receptions for 679 yards and seven touchdowns...participated in Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore., where he ran a 4.52 40 and 4.23 shuttle during SPARQ testing...chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Miami (Fla.), among others.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Ermon Lane Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
A former Florida verbal commitment and close friend of FSU early enrollee tailback Dalvin Cook, Lane gives the Seminoles a big-bodied pass catcher on the outside. With Kelvin Benjamin off to the NFL, FSU had a need for someone like Lane and he immediately bolsters the wide receiver corps the moment he arrives on campus. One of the top-rated wide receivers in the entire country, Lane could see the field right away in Tallahassee where he'll get the chance to haul in passes from Jameis Winston.

ERMON LANE

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Florida

 Miami

 Alabama

DELVIN PURIFOY
 LB| 6-2 | 240 | Cantonment, Fla. | Pensacola Catholic

Consensus four-star and national Top 10 linebacker recruit from nearby Pensacola Catholic High School...rated the nation's No. 5 inside linebacker prospect and No. 19 Florida prospect by 247Sports (No. 131 overall player)...No. 8 inside linebacker and No. 20 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 128 overall)...tabbed the sixth-best outside linebacker and No. 20 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 114 overall)...Scout's No. 19 middle linebacker prospect...PrepStar Magazine's No. 138 player overall and No. 14 linebacker...Captured Class 5A All-State First Team honors and was named the Pensacola News Journal Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...snagged MaxPreps.com Medium School First Team All-America accolades...led Pensacola Catholic to a 10-0 regular season record and the No. 1 ranking in Class 5A...Crusaders advanced to second straight regional final and finished 12-1...tallied 102 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior...named to High School Butkus Award Watch List...totaled 116 tackles and two sacks en route to Class 3A All-State First Team and New Journal First Team honors as a junior...cousin is former Florida defensive back Louicheiz Purifoy...committed to Florida State in January 2013...selected Seminoles over Kentucky, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

All-Access Video Highlights 
Video Delvin Purifoy Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
The rich get richer. FSU has a stacked depth chart at linebacker returning despite the loss of Telvin Smith and Christian Jones to the NFL. With Kain Daub in the fold as an early enrollee, Purifoy is another massive `backer that already has the size necessary to take on and shed college blockers. There are some starting jobs up for grabs at linebacker in 2014 and Purifoy comes in as a prospect that can earn immediate playing time.

DELVIN PURIFOY

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Kentucky

 Tennessee

  Ole Miss

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RYAN IZZO
 TE | 6-6 | 235 | Highland Lakes, N.J. | Pope John XXIII

A four-star prospect and ranked the nation's ninth-best tight end by 247Sports...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout...ranked nation's No. 18 tight end and No. 18 player in New Jersey by ESPN...No. 12 player in New Jersey by 247Sports...No. 25 tight end and No. 13 player in New Jersey by Rivals...No. 27 tight end by Scout...ranked No. 16 on Star Ledger 50, a list of the top recruits in New Jersey, heading into the fall...helped Pope John finish with a 10-2 record and an appearance in the sectional championship game as a senior, tallying 766 receiving yards and seven touchdowns...captured All-West Jersey First Team, All-Non-Public Second Team and All-State Third Team honors in 2013...All-Area First Team honors as a junior...combined statistics for final two prep seasons include 63 catches, 1,098 yards and 13 touchdowns...also plays basketball for Pope John and nabbed All-West Jersey Second Team honors in 2012-13...can split out as wide receiver...chose Florida State over Wisconsin, Rutgers and Boston College.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Ryan Izzo Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
FSU benefitted from the fact that it only needed Nick O'Leary at tight end last year. They can't count on that same luck moving forward because you never know how a depth chart will shake out. In Izzo, the Seminoles add a quality player at a position that needs an infusion of youth. O'Leary, Kevin Haplea and Georgio Newberry are all upperclassmen so Izzo will get the chance to compete with redshirt freshman Jeremy Kerr from day one for backup roles and to position themselves as successors at tight end.

RYAN IZZO

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Wisconsin

 Boston College

FREDRICK JONES
 DT | 6-2 | 295 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central

Under-the-radar defensive tackle recruit whose father and uncle starred on the gridiron for the Seminoles...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals...ranked the nation's No. 81 defensive tackle by both 247Sports and Scout... helped lead Miami Central to a 13-1 record and the Class 6A state championship his senior year...had a sack in the state title game, a 52-7 victory over Seffner Armwood...captured class 6A All-State Third Team as a senior...nabbed First Team All-State honors from FloridaHSFootball.com... All-Dade County Third Team as a junior at Monsignor Pace, where he also starred in track and field, winning the Class 2A state title in the shot put in 2012 and 2013... ranked No. 1 in state with season-best shot put mark of 61-7.50...committed to Seminoles at Jimbo Fisher Camp last summer...father is Fred Jones, who played linebacker at Florida State from 1983-86...uncle is all-time Florida State great linebacker Marvin Jones, who nabbed consensus All-America honors in 1991-1992 and was elected to the FSU Hall of Fame in 2000...prep teammate of fellow Class of 2014 signee Dalvin Cook at Central.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Fredrick Jones Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
FSU needed to sign as many capable defensive tackles as possible this recruiting cycle and Jones gives them a young prospect to mold into a force on the inside. Because there isn't a great deal of proven depth returning to the roster in the middle of the defensive line, Jones could earn early playing time as part of the rotation behind veterans Eddie Goldman, Nile Lawrence-Stample and Desmond Hollin.

FREDRICK JONES

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Western Kentucky


CHAD MAVETY
 OL | 6-5 | 320 | Sparta, N.J. | Nassau C.C.

Consensus four-star and Top 10 national junior college prospect from Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y....rated the nation's No. 2 junior college offensive line prospect by Rivals (No. 5 JUCO player overall), 247Sports (No. 4 overall) and ESPN (No. 7 overall)...helped lead Nassau to a 9-2 record in 2013...named a NJCAA All-America First Team in 2013...captured Northeast Football All-Conference First Team honors in 2013 and Third Team accolades in 2012...PrepStar Magazine JUCO All-American...led Sparta High School to the No. 2 seed in the state playoffs in 2011...captured All-Herald First Team honors on both offense and defense in 2011....selected for New Jersey's North-South All-Star Football Classic following senior season...chose FSU over Ohio State and Alabama.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Chad Mavety Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
The Seminoles have had tremendous success with junior-college prospects in recent years, signing future NFL players like Tank Carradine and Menelik Watson. In Mavety, the `Noles sign a grown man with the ability to come in and nip at the heels of Cameron Erving and Bobby Hart at tackle. Mavety very well could be a starting offensive tackle in 2015 and his addition to the depth chart this season gives FSU a proven player capable of stepping into the starting five.

CHAD MAVETY

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Ohio State

MAVIN SAUNDERS
 TE | 6-6 | 240 | Bimini, Bahamas | Kinkaid (Houston, Texas)

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, and a three-start recruit by Rivals...ranked the No. 3 tight end in the country and No. 23 player in Texas (No. 187 player overall) by 247Sports...rated the No. 7 tight end and No. 45 player in Texas by ESPN...ranked the No. 14 tight end and No. 32 player in Texas by Rivals...Scout's No. 9 tight end prospect...PrepStar Magazine All-Midlands Region... came to the United States from Bimini, Bahamas, and first played football his junior season of high school...helped lead Kincaid to an 11-0 record and the Southwest Preparatory Conference title by totaling 35 receptions for 468 yards and eight touchdowns...had 40 catches for 590 yards and six touchdowns as a junior to lead the Falcons to an 8-3 mark and the SPC large-school title game...also starred in basketball for Kincaid where he held averages of 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds following his junior season...received college basketball offers from Connecticut and Oklahoma, among others...chose Florida State over football offers from Arkansas, Houston and Michigan State.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Mavin Saunders Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
With Nick O'Leary's career year in the rearview, the tight end position looks more like a pass-catcher's dream than in recent program history. In Saunders, the `Noles add a versatile player that can line up and block but also has the size to be a legitimate threat in the passing game as someone who can go up and make plays much like Kelvin Benjamin did a season ago. Saunders has great athleticism and that could help him see the field early in his career.

MAVIN SAUNDERS

-247Sports Composite Rankings

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Michigan State

 Arkansas

 Houston

DEMARCUS CHRISTMAS
 DT | 6-3 | 300 | Bradenton, Fla. | Manatee

Consensus four-star defensive tackle prospect...ranked the No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 15 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 101 overall)...rated No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 27 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 212 overall)...ranked No. 17 defensive tackle and No. 37 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 212 overall)...Scout's eighth-ranked defensive tackle recruit...No. 15 in FlaVarsity100 preseason rankings...led Manatee to an 11-1 record and the Class 8A-Region 2 semifinals in 2013...collected Class 8A All-State First Team, All-Southwest Florida First Team and Bradenton Herald All-Area First Team accolades as a senior...American Family Insurance All-USA Second Team...tallied 39 tackles, including 33 solo stops, 20 quarterback hurries, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble in final prep season...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami.

 All-Access Video Highlights
VideoDemarcus Christmas Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Is Christmas one of the most important signees in FSU's 2014 class? He might be. With Timmy Jernigan off to the NFL a year early, the Seminoles have a massive void at defensive tackle and not a whole lot of depth. Behind returning upperclassmen Eddie Goldman, Desmond Hollin and Nile Lawrence-Stample, the `Noles have talented but unproven players. Christmas can come in right away this summer and start competing for playing time at an important position on the defending national champions' defense.

DEMARCUS CHRISTMAS

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama
 Auburn
 Miami
 Florida

RODERICK JOHNSON
OL | 6-7| 330 | Florissant, Mo. | Hazelwood Central

Consensus four-star recruit and the No. 1 prospect in Missouri and No. 7 offensive tackle by Scout (No. 86 overall)...ranked No. 12 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Missouri by 247Sports (No. 123 overall), No. 14 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Missouri by ESPN (No. 158 overall)...No. 21 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Missouri by Rivals (No. 220 overall)...ranked No. 1 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30...captured Missouri Class 6A All-State First Team honors...two-time First Team All-Metro selection...helped lead Hazelwood Central to a 12-1 record and the Suburban North Conference championship as a senior and advanced to the Missouri 6A state semifinals...the Hawks racked up 5,186 total yards of offense in 2013 (3,088 rushing, 2,098 passing)... STL Football U Junior National Elite award winner...participated in track and field in high school...chose FSU over offers from Ohio State and Alabama.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Roderick Johnson Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
As far as rankings go, Johnson is the top signee among new FSU offensive linemen in 2014. As one of the top offensive tackles in all of high school football, Johnson gives the Seminoles a long-term option on the bookends of its line after Cameron Erving and Bobby Hart graduate following the upcoming season. There's no pressure on the star recruit to come in and play right away; instead he can learn the ropes from offensive line coach Rick Trickett and be ready to maximize his potential when Florida State overhauls its offensive line in 2015.

RODERICK JOHNSON

-247Sports.com Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Ohio State

 Alabama

LORENZO FEATHERSTON
DE | 6-7 | 225 | Greensboro, N.C. | Page

The No. 1-ranked recruit out of North Carolina according to ESPN, which called him a "human condor in football pads"...rated a four star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports and a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout...tabbed by ESPN as the nation's No. 33 overall player and the fifth-best defensive end...ranked the No. 6 weakside defensive end and No. 4 player in North Carolina by 247Sports (No. 125 player overall)...rated the No. 20 weakside defensive end and No. 14 player in North Carolina by Rivals...PrepStar Magazine's No. 14 defensive end and No. 127 overall prospect...selected to the Under Armour All-American Game, but had to sit out due to injury...missed most of his senior season due to injury, but registered 58 tackles and 15 tackles for loss during his junior season at Page...named to the Preseason All-State Class 4A team by NCPreps.com...chose Florida State over Clemson and Florida, amongst others.

 

 All-Access Video Highlights 

 Video Lorenzo Featherston Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
He'll need to add weight to his frame, but what a frame to work with. At 6-foot-7 and 215 pounds, Featherston has the chance to become a freak pass rusher for the Seminoles at some point in his career. Imagine if he is able to maintain his speed while adding muscle mass; with that height, opposing ACC quarterbacks will be in for some trouble. In the short term, Featherston adds to the depth at defensive end where the Seminoles needed to add quality players to the depth chart this off-season.

LORENZO FEATHERSTON

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Clemson

Florida

TRAVIS RUDOLPH
 WR| 6-2 | 190 | West Palm Beach, Fla. | Cardinal Newman 

Ranked the nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect by Rivals...Five-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star prospect by ESPN...rated top player in Florida (No. 11 player overall) by Rivals...ranked the nation's second-best wide receiver and the No. 2 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 23 overall)...rated sixth-best wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 Florida prospect by ESPN (No. 40 overall)...played in the Under Armour All-American Game with the nation's best talent...had a game-high 48 yards on four catches, including an 11-yard touchdown...MaxPreps Second Team All-American...PrepStar Magazine's No. 11 wide receiver and No. 76 overall prospect... No. 2 recruit in Palm Beach area on PBGametime's Class of 2014 Big Board...Palm Beach Post Small Schools Offensive Player of the Year and Sun Sentinel Class 5A-4A-3A-2A Player of the Year...American Family Insurance All-USA Florida First Team... Class 3A All-State First Team in 2013 and 2011...Class 3A All-State Second Team in 2012...caught 63 passes for school records of 1,237 yards and 15 touchdown receptions in 2013...added four interceptions on defense...led Cardinal Newman to an 8-4 record, the regional finals and first district title since 2004...named the Lou Groza Awards High School Player of the Year...had 833 total yards of offense and scored 17 total touchdowns as a junior despite missing three games with an injury...tallied 40 receptions for 625 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore...scored 15 touchdowns as a freshman...also competed in track and field...coached at Cardinal Newman by Steve Walsh, former star quarterback at University of Miami and NFL veteran...chose FSU over Alabama, Auburn, Miami and Ohio State.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Travis Rudolph Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
A crown jewel in FSU's stellar recruiting class, the five-star Rudolph brings a complete all-around game to Tallahassee. Blessed with good speed, wiggle and impressive strength, Rudolph is a technician when it comes to route running and understanding the angles necessary to be successful getting open and playing in space at the wide receiver position. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native fills a major need for FSU as the `Noles are replacing standout pass catchers Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw this off-season.

TRAVIS RUDOLPH

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Auburn

 Ohio State

 Miami

JA'VON HARRISON
WR | 6-2 | 190 | Lakeland, Fla. | Kathleen

Consensus four-star recruit who starred at Kathleen High School on offense, defense and special teams...rated the nation's No. 13 athlete and the No. 22 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 117 overall)...rated the No. 20 athlete and No. 32 player in Florida by 247Sports...No. 42 wide receiver and No. 47 Florida prospect by Rivals...No. 45 wide receiver by Scout...selected for Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Game...led Kathleen to a 9-2 record and the Class 7A regional finals in 2013...tallied 43 receptions for 678 yards and nine receiving touchdowns as a senior...had a receiving touchdown, rushing touchdown and two punt-return scores in Class 7A regional quarterfinals victory...captured Class 7A All-State First Team honors as a senior and Class 6A Third Team accolades as a junior...totaled 28 receptions, 637 yards and five scores as a junior...ranked No. 9 on Bright House Sports Network's Tampa Bay area Top 30 Football Players entering fall...attended Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore....also plays basketball for the Red Devils...picked Florida State over Virginia Tech.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Ja'Von Harrison Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
A long-time Virginia Tech verbal commitment, Harrison flipped to Florida State on National Signing Day and will join a wide receiver depth chart that adds another key playmaking piece after the loss of Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw. Harrison is a Jimbo Fisher guy, meaning he excels at multiple positions and boasts versatility. While he could play safety at the next level, Harrison has the opportunity to make his way up the offensive depth chart because he is so dangerous with the football in his hands.

JA'VON HARRISON

-247Sports.com Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Virginia Tech

JOHNATHAN VICKERS
 RB | 6-1 | 220 | Tallahassee, Fla. | North Florida Christian

Consensus three-star, Top 50 running back and local product out of North Florida Christian in Tallahassee...rated a four-star prospect and the No. 40 running back in the nation by ESPN...No. 31 running back by both Rivals and Scout...ranked one of Florida's Top 100 players by Rivals (No. 57), 247Sports (No. 78) and ESPN (No. 70)...named North MVP at the 59th Annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in December... PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...ranked No. 47 in FlaVarsity150...2013 Class 2A All-State First Team...2013 All-Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year...rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging 8.4 yards per carry as a senior...added 27 receptions for 329 yards and four scores, leading the Eagles to the state semifinals...rushed for 266 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries and threw for another score in his final high school game...missed junior season with an injury...helped NFC go 14-0 and win the 2011 Class 2A Florida high school football championship, rushing for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the title game...chose Florida State over Louisville, Alabama and Clemson.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Johnathan Vickers Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
The Seminoles already have fellow freshman tailback Dalvin Cook in the fold as an early enrollee but Vickers' signing gives them another capable player in the backfield, adding to an already impressive rotation. Vickers' frame gives him the versatility to not just be a running back for the `Noles but potentially a fullback as well. The defending national champions are replacing their starting fullback for the second year in a row and have just two players at the position entering spring practice: sophomore Freddie Stevenson and redshirt senior Nigel Terrell, who moved from linebacker last fall, so there's certainly room for Vickers on the depth chart.

JONATHAN VICKERS

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Clemson

 Louisville

 

DERRICK KELLY
OL | 6-5| 290 | Gretna, Fla. | East Gadsden

Four-star offensive tackle recruit by 247Sports...ranked the No. 25 offensive tackle and the No. 31 prospect in Florida by 247Sports...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout...shot up recruiting boards during his senior year at nearby East Gadsden High in Havana, Fla....collected Class 4A All-State First Team honors as a senior and Second Team honors as a junior...originally committed to Kentucky...chose Florida State over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, and UCLA, among other.

 
 All-Access Video Highlights
Video Derrick Kelly Highlights (FSU Football Video)

 

 
@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
A local product from nearby East Gadsden, Kelly was originally verbally committed to Kentucky and former `Noles assistant Mark Stoops. But the previously underrated recruit saw his stock skyrocket over the course of his senior season and before long big dogs like FSU, LSU and Florida were doing their best to secure the services of the big offensive tackle. In the end, the Seminoles get a much-needed addition to the offensive line rotation with a player that can one day step in and be a key player at one of the game's most important positions.

DERRICK KELLY

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 LSU

 Florida

Jacob Pugh
 LB | 6-4 | 235 | Tallahassee, Fla. | Godby

Highly-touted, consensus four-star local product out of Godby High School in Tallahassee...tabbed the nation's No. 5 outside linebacker and No. 7 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 39 player overall)...ranked the No. 5 outside linebacker and No. 18 Florida prospect by ESPN (No. 110 overall)...rated No. 7 outside linebacker nad No. 16 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 105 overall)...Scout's No. 6 outside linebacker recruit...selected as No. 4 player in state in the Orlando Sentinel's 2014 Florida Top 100... PrepMagazine's No. 158 overall player and No. 17 linebacker...Class 5A All-State First Team as a junior and a senior...selected for 2014 Under Armour All-American Game...tallied 64 tackles, 12 TFLs, nine sacks, 12 hurries, four PBUs, three forced fumbles despite facing double and triple teams en route to earning All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...led Godby to the Class 5A state championship in 2012, recording two sacks in final...transferred to Godby prior to his junior year from Jefferson County...led Jefferson County to the 1A state championship as a sophomore and nabbed all-state honorable mention accolades in 2011.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
The second of two Tallahassee natives in the 2014 signing class, Pugh adds to a loaded linebacker depth chart in transition from the Christian Jones and Telvin Smith era. Like Jones, Pugh is a big-bodied linebacker that is just as dangerous coming off the edge rushing the quarterback as he is filling gaps in the middle of the line and tackling ball carriers. FSU may bring back several young linebackers but that shouldn't stop Pugh from getting some early playing time.

Nate Andrews

Jacob Pugh

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Auburn

 Florida

MALIQUE JACKSON
 DB | 6-1 | 180 |Jesup, Ga. | Wayne County

Underrated consensus three-star recruit who starred at quarterback and on defense at Wayne County High School...ranked the nation's No. 25 athlete and No. 32 player in Georgia by Rivals...tabbed the No. 34 athlete and No. 32 player in the Peach State by 247Sports...ESPN's No. 98 athlete and No. 89 player in Georgia...led Wayne County to a 12-3 record and the Georgia AAAA state semifinals as a senior...nabbed Class AAAA All-State honorable mention honors in 2013...passed for a school-record 371 yards and six touchdowns in first round of playoffs...threw for over 1,500 yards and ran for over 900 yards, while scoring nine touchdowns as a junior...also played on the varsity golf team...cousin is FSU's All-ACC right guard Tre' Jackson, who also attended Wayne County...chose Florida State over Cincinnati, NC State and Missouri.

 
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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
As far as cornerbacks are concerned, Florida State didn't have a pressing need for players at that position this recruiting cycle even if the team lost Lamarcus Joyner to the NFL. In Jackson, FSU's defensive coaches get an athletic prospect that can learn the ropes behind the Seminoles' proven defensive secondary players.

MALIQUE JACKSON

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Cincinnati

 Missouri

 NC State

DERRICK NNADI
DT | 6-2 | 300 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Ocean Lakes

Consensus four-star defensive tackle recruit...ranked the nation's fourth-best defensive tackle recruit and the No. 4 prospect in Virginia by Rivals (No. 81 player overall)... ranked No. 8 defensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports (No. 80 overall)...tabbed No. 21 defensive tackle and No. 6 player in Virginia by ESPN (No. 253 overall)...Scout's third-best defensive tackle...played in the Chesapeake Bowl, a Virginia all-star game, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...listed as the Virginia-Pilot's No. 4 prospect...led Ocean Lakes to a 12-1 record and the Group 6A South Region semifinals as a senior, piling up 71 tackles and 20 sacks... anchored a Dolphins' defense that held eight opponents to a touchdown or less...Beach District co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...totaled 167 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 13 sacks while leading Ocean Lakes to its first state championship game appearance as a junior in 2012, grabbing First Team All-Beach District and All-Eastern Region honors...First Team All-Tidewater selection as a junior and a senior...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Virginia and Penn State.

 
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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
There aren't too many that are better at defensive tackle in the high school ranks than Nnadi, who becomes yet another `Noles signee from the state of Virginia. Timmy Jernigan's exit to the NFL left a gaping hole in the heart of FSU's defensive line and Nnadi is built in the same strong frame that made his predecessor so effective under Odell Haggins' guidance. Nnadi could be a prototypical noseguard for the Seminoles, capable of taking on double teams or making the most of one-on-one opportunities.

DERRICK NNADI

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Virginia

 Virginia Tech

ALEC EBERLE
 OL | 6-5 | 285 | Mechanicsville, Va. | Atlee

Versatile two-way player in high school who was recruited to play center, but can play any position on the offensive line...selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game...received a four-star rating by Rivals and a three-star grade from ESPN, 247Sports and Scout...ranked nation's No. 4 center and No. 7 player in Virginia by Rivals (No. 235 player overall)...No. 6 center by 247Sports and No. 8 center by ESPN...captured All-State 5A First Team honors on both the offensive and defensive lines in 2013...all-conference and all-south region honoree... PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region...helped lead Atlee to an 11-2 record and the Virginia State playoffs in 2013...chose FSU over Connecticut, Maryland, and Temple.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Florida State signed one center last year in Ryan Hoefeld and they get another talented one this year with Eberle's addition to the roster. Senior Austin Barron is set to take over for Bryan Stork in 2014 and with one year of eligibility left, some good competition for his backup (along with senior Sterling Lovelady) and eventual replacement will heat up with Hoefeld and Eberle doing battle. Eberle is another hard-nosed, tough player that offensive line coach Rick Trickett loves to have in his group.

ALEC EBERLE

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 UConn

 Maryland

COREY MARTINEZ
 OL | 6-4 | 297 | Tampa, Fla. | Tampa Catholic

Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and Scout, and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...committed to Seminoles at Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore., in July 2013...played tackle in high school, but projects as a guard at the collegiate level...ranked the nation's No. 11 guard and No. 30 player in Florida by Rivals (No. 198 overall)...rated No. 13 guard and No. 33 player in state by ESPN (No. 191 overall)...ranked No. 27 guard in nation and No. 68 player in Florida by 247Sports...competed in Semper Fidelis All-Star Game in Fullerton, Calif. in January... PrepStar Magazine Top 300 All-American...helped lead Tampa Catholic to a 10-3 record and the Class 3A state semifinals in 2013...Florida Class 3A All-State First Team honoree as a junior and senior...captured Tampa Bay Times First Team and All-SunCoast Second Team honors as a senior...Tampa Bay Times' No. 6-ranked recruit for 2014...four-year starter at Tampa Catholic...Chose Florida State over Alabama, Georgia and Boston College.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Jimbo Fisher and his staff made a concerted effort to bring in a new crop of offensive linemen that will not only add depth right away but will serve as the future of the position. With five seniors set to start on the line in 2014, the long-term look of the group needed to come into focus this signing period and Martinez is certainly part of that. The Tampa, Fla. native brings great size and potential to the interior of the Seminoles' offensive line as one of the nation's best prep offensive guards.

COREY MARTINEZ

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Georgia

RICK LEONARD
 DE | 6-7 | 260 | Middletown, Md. | Middletown

Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN...rated the nation's 15th-best strongside defensive end and the No. 6 player in Maryland by Rivals...ranked the No. 21 strongside defensive end and No. 15 player in Maryland by 247Sports...tabbed No. 37 defensive end and No. 8 player in Maryland by ESPN...Scout's No. 31 defensive end...committed to the Seminoles at the Jimbo Fisher Camp last summer...led Middletown to a third straight Class 2A state championship as a senior, capturing the state's Defensive Player of the Year award by the Maryland sportswriters and consensus All-State First Team honors...totaled 30 solo tackles, 14 sacks and 24 tackles-for-loss in 2013...had 67 tackles, 12 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss as a junior in 2012 - his first season of varsity football...also played lacrosse in high school...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. following his senior season....father and grandmother attended Florida State...chose Florida State over Clemson and Maryland.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Is Leonard the most underrated prospect signed by the Seminoles this year? Take a look at his highlight tape and it's clear he might be. At 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, Leonard could see playing time early and often in his rookie year as a much-needed pass rusher for the 'Noles. In Leonard, FSU signed a really good prospect with great size and a really high upside. Not a bad deal at all.

RICK LEONARD

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Arizona

 Clemson

 Miami

BROCK RUBLE
 OL | 6-8 | 320 | Hyattsville, Md. | DeMatha Catholic

Consensus three-star recruit...ranked the No. 9 player in Maryland and the nation's No. 35 offensive tackle prospect by 247Sports...No. 43 tackle and No. 14 player in Maryland by Rivals...No. 51 tackle and No. 17 recruit in Maryland by ESPN...PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region...helped lead DeMatha Catholic to an 11-1 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in 2013 for the school's first title since 2008...DeMatha's offense averaged 31 points per game...captured consensus Maryland all-state first team and All-Gazette First Team accolades in 2013...also played basketball and baseball in high school...chose FSU over offers from NC State and Maryland.

 
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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Ruble is a massive offensive tackle prospect that provides the Seminoles immediate depth in the trenches. At 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, he'll step foot on campus this summer as already one of the biggest players on the team. Imagine what he can become with some hard work in the weight room and under the guidance of Rick Trickett on the field and in the film room. FSU will have a brand new offensive line in 2015 and Ruble has the chance to be part of that revamped look.

BROCK RUBLE

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Maryland

 NC State

ADAM TORRES
 DT | 6-4 | 280 | Sanford, Fla. | Lake Mary

Consensus three-star recruit who is very athletic for his size...ranked No. 33 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the 75th-best player in Florida by Rivals...rated the No. 47 defensive tackle and No. 98 player in Florida by 247Sports...Scout's No. 35 defensive tackle and ESPN's No. 73 interior defender...entered fall ranked No. 3 in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Super60 and No. 47 in the Sentinel's 2014 Florida Top 100...accounted for 39 tackles, five tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior...led a Lake Mary defense that allowed only 109 rushing yards per game in 2013...Orlando Sentinel All-Area First Team....FACA District 9 First Team...selected for Central Florida All-Star Game...led Lake Mary to the Class 8A regional semifinals and an 11-1 record...2013 Preseason All-State Third Team selection by the Miami Herald...chose Florida State over Miami, Louisville and South Carolina.

 
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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
FSU needed depth at defensive tackle in this signing class and Torres, a long-time verbal pledge to the Seminoles, provides just that. With Timmy Jernigan off early to the NFL, there isn't much proven playmaking ability returning to the heart of FSU's defensive line so there will be a unique opportunity for someone like Torres to come in this summer, hit the weight room, learn the defense and be prepared to provide depth and potential playing time.

ADAM TORRES

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 South Carolina

 Miami

 Louisville

J.J. COSENTINO
 QB | 6-4 | 225 | New Kensington, Pa. | Central Catholic

Consensus four-star prospect...rated the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...the No. 16 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and No. 6 player in his state...member of the ESPN300 (No. 240)...ranked the 11th-best pocket passer in the nation by ESPN and No. 3 player in Pennsylvania...rated the nation's No. 11 quarterback by Scout...ranked the 17th-best quarterback (No. 218 overall) by PrepStar Magazine...in 2013, led Central Catholic to a 15-1 record, including the WPIAL championship...led Central Catholic to runner-up at the PIAA Class AAAA final...one of two quarterbacks named to Pennsylvania Big 33 team...passed for 771 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 256 yards and 13 scores during his senior season...passed for 552 yards and rushed for 10 touchdowns as a junior, taking over the starting job in Week 3...named MaxPreps preseason Mr. Football for Pennsylvania before senior season...participated in the Semper Fidelis All-Star game in Carson, Calif. in January...threw for 100 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in the Semper Fi game...attended the same high school as former NFL stars Dan Marino and Marc Bulger, and current FSU assistant coach Sal Sunseri...chose FSU over Penn State and USF.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Florida State is in good hands with Jameis Winston at quarterback but unfortunately the Winston era won't last forever. The signing of Cosentino puts a big-armed signal caller with a bright future back on the roster after the team lost Jacob Coker to transfer. Cosentino is all but assured to redshirt as most quarterbacks at FSU do in their first year, but he still provides great depth right away and can contribute on the scout team like John Franklin III did last year and Winston did the season before. Winston will have a big NFL-related decision to make after the 2014 campaign so the possibility is always there that Cosentino could be in the playing-time mix sooner rather than later.

J.J. Cosentino

J.J. Cosentino

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 USF 

 Penn State

KAREEM ARE
 OL | 6-6 | 335 | Floral Park, N.Y. | Fort Scott C.C.


Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...will have two years of eligibility...versatile offensive lineman who played guard at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan. but could play tackle or center...ranked the nation's No. 1 JUCO offensive guard, and 36th overall JUCO player, by 247Sports...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN...ranked No. 45 on the ESPN JC50 and No. 46 by Rivals...named First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and First Team All-Region 6 as a freshman and a sophomore at Fort Scott...PrepStar Magazine JUCO All-American...selected to play in New York Upstate/Downstate Game and the Long Island Empire Challenge Game after graduating from Sewanhaka High School in 2011...chose FSU over Ole Miss, South Carolina and Penn State.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
As the nation's top junior-college guard prospect and an early enrollee, Are has the chance to push his way up the depth chart this spring. While unseating proven guards Tre' Jackson and Josue Matias in the starting lineup would be especially tough, Are provides excellent depth with his college-ready body and experience. He'll have the opportunity to push FSU's veterans, be ready to step in if there is an injury and then be in line to start in 2015. You can never have enough quality depth on the offensive line, making Are's signing that much more important.

Cason Beatty

KAREEM ARE

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Ole Miss
 South Carolina
 Penn State

DALVIN COOK
 RB | 6-0 | 196 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central


Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...holds five-star rankings from both Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star mark by ESPN...rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida, the No. 2 running back in the nation and the overall No. 13 prospect by 247Sports...member of PrepStar also ranked in the national Top 25 by Rivals (No. 18) and ESPN (No. 21)...named 2013 Mr. Florida Football by Florida Dairy Farmers Association...rushed for Miami-Dade County-best 1,940 yards and 24 touchdowns on 177 carries (11.0 yards per rush) and intercepted three passes on defense in 2013...led Miami Central to the Class 6A state championship by rushing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-7 win over Seffner Armwood...finished his prep career rushing for for 4,267 yards and 64 touchdowns, while leading Miami Central to a 52-5 record...rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in 2014 Under Armour All-America Game... USA Today All-USA Football Team...247Sports Second Team All-American...two-time All-State Class 6A First Team...invited to "The Opening", an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus...attended same high school as 2013 All-ACC First Team running back Devonta Freeman, who declared for the NFL Draft following the 2013 season after leading the Seminoles in rushing...selected Florida State over Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Miami.

 

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
A superstar recruit in the backfield, Cook is already a fan favorite in Tallahassee because he spurned rival Florida by de-committing from his long-time verbal pledge to the Gators and then enrolling at FSU in January. The five-star running back adds another dimension to a potent rushing attack for the `Noles that, despite losing Devonta Freeman and James Wilder, Jr. to the NFL, boasts game-breaking talent in the backfield with Karlos Williams, Mario Pender and Ryan Green. The competition in the backfield this spring is going to be exciting to watch.

Daniel Glauser

DALVIN COOK

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Florida

 Miami

 Arkansas

 Texas

KAIN DAUB
 LB | 6-4 | 243 | Jacksonville, Fla. | Sandalwood

Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus four-star recruit out of Sandalwood High in Jacksonville...rated the third-best inside linebacker and sixth-best player in Florida in ESPN300 (No. 32 player overall)...the ninth-best inside linebacker (No. 142 player overall) by Rivals and the No. 6 inside linebacker by 247Sports (No. 144 overall)...a five-star recruit and the nation's No. 4 middle linebacker recruit by Scout...PrepStar Magazine's No. 4 linebacker and No. 59 overall player...played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game, racking up two tackles...named a 247Sports Second-Team All-American...led Sandalwood to the 8A regional quarterfinals and captured honorable mention All-First Coast honors in 2013, totaling 42 tackles and three sacks...totaled 74 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior and 108 tackles, 12 sacks and two forced fumbles as a sophomore...First Team Class 8A All-State in 2012...invited to The Opening, a skills camp held at the Nike campus in Oregon...also played basketball in high school...chose Florida State over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida, among others.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Linebacker wasn't a pressing need for the Seminoles this recruiting period despite the losses of Telvin Smith and Christian Jones to graduation because FSU has so many young and talented players at the position. So the signing of Daub is just icing on the cake. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, the Jacksonville, Fla. native has the body type ready for the rigors of shedding blocks and making tackles in the college game.

Nate Andrews

KAIN DAUB

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Alabama

 Auburn

 Florida

 Clemson

STEPHEN GABBARD
LS | 6-3 | 215 | Tallahassee, Fla. | Godby

Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus two-star recruit...ranked the third-best long snapper in the nation by ESPN...rated a five-star long snapper and the nation's fourth best by Kohls Kicking, which specializes in special teams recruiting...won a 5A state championship in 2012 and helped lead Godby to a 10-2 record and a playoff appearance in 2013... PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...father Steve started at defensive tackle for four years at Florida State from 1985-88 before playing in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
Gabbard isn't as high profile of a prospect as his new teammates but that doesn't mean he isn't important. With Philip Doumar no longer on the roster, FSU had an immediate need for a new long snapper and Gabbard will be able to fill that role for the next four years in his hometown. His signing is a departure from the long-snapper formula to date under Fisher. Doumar was a walk-on that earned a scholarship and before him, Dax Dellenbach was a walk-on that earned scholarship status as the team's starting snapper on special teams.

STEPHEN GABBARD

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

TREY MARSHALL
 DB | 6-0 | 196 | Lake City, Fla. | Columbia 

Enrolled at Florida State in January and is expected to participate in spring practice...consensus four-star defensive back recruit...rated the nation's sixth-best safety by 247Sports and the country's 14th-best by Rivals...ranked the 48th-best safety in the nation by ESPN...named a second-team All-American by 247Sports...named First-Team All-State as a junior...missed part of his senior season with an injury but rebounded to lead Columbia to 10-2 record and an appearance in the 6A regional semifinals...ranked as one of the 50 best players in Florida heading into the season by the Orlando Sentinel...ran a 4.34 40 at Nike's The Opening in summer...selected to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. in January...PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region...selected FSU over offers from Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee and Ole Miss.

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@BrandonMellor's Instant Analysis
The Seminoles are deep in the secondary, full of versatile playmakers that can line up at different positions. Marshall fits that bio, too. He could be a factor in the backend of the secondary at safety or he could find himself utilized in the nickel back role vacated by Lamarcus Joyner. Marshall has good size and speed combination and is not afraid to hit. He'll be added to a depth chart that has room for competition behind the returning starters and he could push for early playing time since he'll be competing at practice in the spring.

Tashawn Bower

TREY MARSHALL

-247Sports Composite Ranking

 Signed Letter of Intent

Selected Florida State Over:

 Georgia

 Florida

 Miami

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