Mario Edwards Jr. (FSU, 70%) I think he wants to be here and has wanted to all along. Gene's interview down in Orlando gave me a vibe that he is trying to play the recruiting game intelligently, and will listen to each offer and then choose FSU where his heart is.
Josh Harvey-Clemons (UGA or UF 50/50...but don't think it will be Tally for this kid) Seems to like both the 3-4 scheme and the SEC vibe. I'll say UGA, but I think both them and UF are neck and neck. Wouldn't surprise me either way.
Reggie Northup (FSU 75%) We miss on Clemons and that will be all he needs to here. We have a nice relationship with First Coast and I don't see a good enough reason for him to pick UNC or Ohio St over FSU.
Andrus Peat (Nebraska 51%) I don't disagree that he wants to come to FSU b/c of the opportunity to play quickly, but the coaches can't call these guys the night before or morning of but big brothers can. When his bro tells him he loves him and would be honored to suit up with him together in Lincoln, it will be too much for FSU to overcome.
Amos Leggett (Marshall 100%) now that he's already said it:) I'd like to note that I was the first to point out that Dot left Blake off the list so I left what I prefaced my Leggett prediction with from last night. Obviously, I am now predicting Blake in this class. I suppose it could be Howard but I'm fairly sure it will be one of them and I'll go with Blake.
Nelson Agholor (USC 60%) I still think UF is ahead of us. I don't get any feeling that Nelson will end up in Tally. I think he will eventually decide to head west with Monty and make his way in the world out there.
Ronald Darby (FSU 75%) Track, Great Football, FSU Family Feel, Bracy friendship, etc...This seems like an FSU signee when you look at the whole picture.
Menelik Watson (Aub 51%) I really don't know where this kid will end up, but I feel pretty confident it won't be FSU. Just don't get the vibe that he really wants to be here.
Ricardo Louis (FSU 51%) I think he'd rather stay in Florida. I feel it's between FSU and Auburn and he just decommitted from one of the 2. Obviously something made him choose to do that. I think he has some good relationships with Darby and some current Noles that will lead him to pick FSU on Feb 1st.
Leonard Williams (FSU 75%) I just don't see a way a kid can be this talented and love a school this much and that school's coaches turn him away. Regardless of what Fowler says, either we lose Dante b/c he's afraid of comp and it makes this easy, or they find a way to make Dante see that there are a number of different options that could play out that will make it easy for the 2 to coexist. Either way, if LW wants in he'll be a Nole and it sure sounds like he does.
Tracy Howard (UF 60%) This is truly the biggest head-scratcher of the bunch. He has Stoops here and a program in much better shape. And he can probably play right away. However, it's not like UF isn't a great place to play football and mama seems to prefer Tracey in G'Ville, so I think that will win out in the end. Wouldn't shock me to the level of JHC, but I will be surprised if he picks FSU.
Eddie Goldman (FSU 70%) I think his relationship with Coach Haggins as well as apparent friendship with Shanks has FSU in great shape. Couple that with Sunsari taking the Tenn gig and I think things look real good for the Noles at this point.
One thing to note: I didn't see Blake's name on this list. Because he has kind of popped on the scene late, I really don't have a great vibe as to where he'll end up. I will say TAMU for now. However, if he calls and says he wants in, I think we take him and tell Leggett to go to Marshall.
I have us taking 21, and unless we get 2+ committs out of the trio of (Howard, Peat, and JHC) I think 21 is where we end up.