November 25, 2013

Fisher and staff facing recruiting numbers crunch

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Jimbo Fisher has a problem. But it's a problem that every college coach in America would love to have.

With Florida State putting the final touches on an undefeated regular season that has it headed to the ACC Championship, and possibly a national championship, top flight recruits are lining up to sign on the dotted line. Problem is that there are only so many scholarships to go around.

Florida State is currently at 24 verbal commitments for the class of 2014 with dozens of potential recruits that could be added to the already long list. NCAA rules allow a school to enroll up to 25 players per academic year. Players that enroll in January (early enrollees) do not count towards that total and count back to the prior year's class. In this instance, FSU only enrolled 19 new players in 2013 giving it some wiggle room to add additional recruits beyond the 25-a-year limit to the 2014 class. The overall cap is 85 total scholarship players on the roster but that number shouldn't limit FSU's ability to sign recruits in this class.

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