On the defensive side of the ball, FSU has added talent from all levels – high school, college junior, and gate transfer. Some needs were met, while others remained.
FSU has only landed one transfer so far – a four-star defensive lineman Daryl Jackson, who is coming to FSU from Miami. Jackson, a well-known commodity in the college game, leads a defensive line class that also includes a three-star junior-class defensive lineman Jaden Jones, who hails from Alabama but was playing for Hutchinson CC in Kansas before his ACL injury. Jones is seen as moving to the upside. They also added several high school defensive linemen in New Bern (NC) four-star defensive line Keith Sampson The Miami (FL) Gulliver’s Edge Prep is a four star Lamont Green Jr Sampson will be a solid inside piece, while Green will add to the youthful spin off the edge.
They’ve acquired a pair of high school linebackers, including top target, a four-star linebacker Blake Nicholson From Manteca (CA), along with Duluth (GA) three-star linebacker DiMarco Ward. Nichelson is a very athletic linebacker who excelled on both sides of the ball in high school. Ward is seen as a good “football player” in the position, as he stuffed the stat sheet in high school.
In high school, they’ve added five high school prospects – Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas, four-star safety Conrad HaseHollywood (FL) Chaminade – Madonna Prep Three-star defensive back Edwin JosephPensacola (Florida) Pensacola Catholic three-star defensive back Gabriel RawlsJacksonville (FL) Raines Three star defensive back Kenton Kirklandand Meridian (Miss.) a three-star defensive back Quindarius Jones. FSU likes to try to start all their defensive backs at cornerback and then see where they might fit in from there. The five signed by the Seminoles bring a variety of skills, size, and height.
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