The No. 38-ranked safety in the nation according to Rivals.com…a three-star player and No. 43 overall recruit in the Rivals.com Postseason Texas Top 100 for 2006…despite missing time with an injury in 2005, he amassed 137 tackles (65 solo) over the course of two seasons for Eisenhower…a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar magazine prior to the 2005 season…chose Florida State over Arizona State, Arkansas and Washington State.
6-0, 204, Athlete
Stone Mountain, GA (Stephenson HS)
Commit date: 1/31/06
A four-star player and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the nation overall according to Rivals.com…the No. 37 overall prospect in the Rivals100 for 2006 and ranked as the No. 3 player in the state on the Postseason Georgia Top 50 list…rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia prior to the 2005 season after recording 136 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in 2004…named a second-team EA Sports All-American…chosen as a Parade All-American and participated in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American game…the No. 18 overall recruit on The ESPN 150…rated as the No. 4 linebacker in the nation in the PrepStar100 and was listed as the No. 11 overall prospect on PrepStar Magazine's Top 100 Dream Team…a first-team All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association who also named him Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year after he recorded 150 tackles and three interceptions as a senior for Stephenson…a remarkable athlete, he ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash and notched a vertical leap of 33 inches in the Atlanta Nike Camp last May…chose Florida State over Florida, Miami and Virginia Tech.
A three-star player by Rivals.com…ranked as the No. 53 guard in the nation by Rivals.com despite only playing football since the ninth grade…named first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald after his senior season…credited with 25 pancake blocks from the right tackle position in 2005…earned second-team All-State honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior…part of a Gulliver team that had an 8-2 record in 2005… a high school teammate of fellow Florida State signee Anthony Leon and Patrick Robinson…chose Florida State over Miami and Iowa.
6-7, 320, Offensive Line
Beaumont, TX (West Brook HS/Tyler JC)
Commit date: 12/15/05
Massive tackle who earned first-team All-American honors as a sophomore at Tyler Junior College…a four-star player by Rivals.com…the No. 17 junior college prospect in the nation and No. 4 ranked offensive lineman according to Rivals.com…named first-team All-Conference both seasons in junior college…part of an offense that averaged close to 24 points a game in 2005…enrolled in January and will compete for a starting position in spring practice…chose Florida State over LSU, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas Tech.
6-2, 187, Wide Receiver
Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek HS)
Commit date: 1/29/06
Impressive athlete who will play football and baseball at Florida State…rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 36 overall wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com…also ranked as the No. 23 player on Rivals.com's Postseason Georgia Top 50 for 2006…named to the 2005 Georgia Coaches Association South All-Star Team…earned honorable mention All-State honors for Class 4A after recording 35 catches and eight touchdowns as a junior…a shortstop and outfielder in baseball, he is also listed as the No. 57 overall prospect on the 2006 Team One Baseball Top-100 HS preseason list among seniors…ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the Athens Nike Camp, the fourth best time among all prospects in attendance…attended the same high school as current Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson…chose Florida State over Georgia, Louisville and Mississippi State.
6-2, 290, Offensive Line
Miami, FL (South Miami HS)
Commit date: 12/7/05
A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com…listed as the No. 83 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006…member of the Miami Herald's All-Dade County first-team for Class 4A-6A…led the way for the top-ranked rush offense in Dade County…named first-team All-State for Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season…represented Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl in Anaheim, CA…named to Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list after an impressive performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl all-star game and practices…chose Florida State over Auburn and Kentucky.
6-6, 272, Offensive Line
Sumrall, MS (Sumrall HS)
Commit date: 1/29/06
A three-star player and No.1-ranked guard prospect in the state of Mississippi…a PrepStar Magazine preseason All-Region selection in 2005 after an outstanding junior season that saw him win his district's Most Valuable Player award...racked up an impressive 103 pancakes as a senior for Sumrall and never graded out below 85 percent in any of the team's nine games…named to the Clarion-Ledger's Top 40, a list of the top 40 recruits in Mississippi for 2006…chose Florida State over Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi.
6-1, 287, Defensive Line
Pensacola, FL (Pensacola HS/Butler County CC)
Commit date: 10/16/05
One of three junior college players in the 2006 signing class for the Seminoles…a four-star player by Rivals.com, ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation among junior college players…ranked 13th on the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100 for 2006...finished his sophomore season at Butler County with 45 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries… was a member of NJCAA's 2005 All-Region first-team and was also named first-team All-Conference by the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference… named a 2005 NJCAA preseason All-American after posting 53 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries as a freshman…a teammate of fellow Florida State signee Toddrick Verdell on a Butler team that finished with a record of 9-2, ranked No. 10 in the nation…chose Florida State over USC and Auburn.
6-5, 340, Offensive Line
Winter Park, FL (Edgewater HS/Hargrave Military Academy)
Commit date: 2/3/05 (never changed from original commitment)
Originally part of Florida State's 2005 signing class, he will officially join the team for the 2006 season after a year at Hargrave Military Academy… a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, rated as the No. 9 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Prep School Top 50 for 2006...the No. 5 offensive tackle in the nation as a high school senior in 2005 according to Rivals.com…played high school football at Edgewater HS in Orlando and is a former teammate of current Seminole Aaron Jones…part of a 2004 Edgewater team that finished with a 12-2 record and a trip to the state championship game…chose Florida State over Florida, Miami and Oklahoma.
A three-star prospect and 14th ranked fullback in the nation by Rivals.com…named to Rivals.com's Florida Postseason Top 100 list after representing Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl…a four-year starter and first-team All-Big Bend selection who gained 1,786 yards and scored 17 touchdowns during his career despite splitting time between fullback, linebacker and defensive tackle…his signing will mark the sixth consecutive year that Florida State has signed a player from Lincoln…runs a reported 4.7 in the 40-yard dash…chose Florida State over Kansas State, Kentucky and Michigan State.
Local speedster brings coverage skills and playmaking ability to the defensive backfield…rated as a four-star player and the No. 11 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com…the 3rd rated cornerback in the state and the No. 15 overall prospect in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006…received three out of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named the No. 12 overall defensive back in the magazine's annual PrepStar 100…named first-team All-State for Class 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior campaign…recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions and nine bass break-ups on defense and had 25 catches for 375 yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a junior for NFC earning All-Little Big Bend honors…clocked a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at last May's Tallahassee Nike Camp, third best among more than 300 participants…chose Florida State over Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson and NC State.
6-4, 215, Safety
Miami, FL (Gulliver Prep)
Commit date: 10/12/05
A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 10 ranked safety in the nation…rated as the No. 2 safety in the state of Florida by Rivals.com…received first-team All-State honors for Class 2A in 2005 as voted on by the Florida Sports Writers Association…voted the No. 1 recruit in the Miami-Dade area by the Miami Herald…joined Gulliver teammate and fellow Florida State signee Evan Bellamy when he was named first-team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald…named the No. 10 overall recruit in the state of Florida by the Miami Herald in their state Top 25…finished his senior season with 64 tackles and four interceptions on defense while scoring four touchdowns on offense from the wide receiver position…chose Florida State over Miami, Florida and Georgia.
6-0, 192, Wide Receiver
Virginia Beach, VA (Landstown HS)
Commit date: 1/31/06
One of the top prep receivers in the country, regarded by Rivals.com as a four-star player and No. 2 overall high school prospect in the state of Virginia…rated as the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 69-ranked overall player in the Rivals100 for 2006…named to the 2006 PrepStar100 and ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver prospect…finished his senior season with 80 catches for 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns and was named to the VirginiaPreps.com All-Eastern Region Offense…ranked as the 35th overall prospect and the No. 3 wide receiver on The ESPN 150 for 2006…a preseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine prior to his senior campaign after catching 68 passes for 1,106 yards and 15 touchdowns and carrying 26 times for 238 yards and five touchdowns as a junior in 2004…chose Florida State over Florida, LSU, Miami, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
6-3, 280, Defensive Line
Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)
Commit date: 7/8/05
A three-star prospect by Rivals.com…rated as the No. 30 defensive tackle in nation according to Rivals.com…ranked 29th on Rivals.com's Preseason Georgia Top 75 list for 2006…recorded 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior…also played offensive guard for Darlington, leading them to an 8-2 record and a playoff birth in 2005...named a PrepStar Magazine All-Region region player prior to the 2005 season after an impressive junior campaign that saw him compile 48 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two blocked punts…chose Florida State over Florida, Auburn and Kentucky.
6-3, 240, Defensive End
Kingsland, GA (Camden County HS)
Commit date: 1/15/06
A four-star recruit and No. 20 strong-side defensive end in the country according to Rivals.com…member of a Camden County team that has won 56 consecutive regular season games, a Georgia state record…named the Region 3-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior…received All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2005 after recording 88 tackles and seven sacks… runs a reported 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and earned Camden's 'Super Cat' Award for a power clean of 325 lbs…chose Florida State over Georgia and Louisville.
6-5, 275, Defensive End
Folkston, GA (Charlton County HS/Hargrave Military Academy)
Commit date: 12/5/04 (never changed from original commitment)
A four-star prospect and the No. 7 ranked overall recruit on Rivals.com's Prep School Top 50… originally a member of Florida State's 2005 signing class that ranked No. 2 in the nation according to Rivals.com…was the No. 65 ranked player in the country in 2005 and was named All-Area, All-Region, and All-State after racking up 86 tackles and nine sacks as a senior for Charlton County… ran an impressive 4.7 in the 40-yard dash at this year's Hargrave Combine… chose Florida State over Florida and Georgia.
A first-team All-State selection for Class 5A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after catching 45 passes for 1,150 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior for Atlantic…a four-star prospect and the No. 12 wide receiver in the country according to Rivals.com…listed as the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 18 overall recruit in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006…a postseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine after finishing his varsity career with 90 catches for 1,960 yards and 30 touchdowns…a versatile athlete, he was named second-team All-State for Class 5A as a defensive back after his junior season…chose Florida State over Miami, Minnesota and NC State.
6-7, 234, Tight End
Land O'Lakes, FL (Land O'Lakes HS)
Commit date: 7/6/05
An athletic down field target that ranks as the No. 5 tight end in the nation according to Rivals.com…a four-star player and Rivals 250 member, he is the No. 1 ranked tight end in the state of Florida for 2006 according to Rivals.com…named first-team All-State for Class 5A as a senior after hauling in 34 catches for 589 yards and five touchdowns…a member of the ESPN 150, voted as one of the top 150 prep players in the nation for the 2006 signing class…received two out of three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named an All-Region player prior to the 2005 season after catching 29 passes for 410 yards and scoring six touchdowns as a junior…ranked as the No. 5 tight end in the nation and was named to the PrepStar100…represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl all-star game…a former high school teammate of current Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford, he had 37 catches for 350 yards and five touchdowns when the duo played together in 2003…father, Paul, was an All-American linebacker at FSU from 1977-80...chose Florida State over LSU, Louisville and South Carolina.
A three-star player by Rivals.com…ranked 14th in the nation among pro-style passers by Rivals.com and stands as the No. 50 overall prospect in the website's postseason Texas Top 100 list…rated as the No. 19 quarterback in the country on the postseason PrepStar200…threw for 2,214 yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior season at Heritage, while also rushing for 911 yards and 12 scores…named first-team All-District 5-5A by the Dallas Morning News…threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll…gained 438 yards of total offense (252 passing, 186 rushing) and accounted for six touchdowns (5 pass, 1 rush) in a game against Richland…father, David, lettered at linebacker for Florida State from 1980-83…an early enrollee at FSU, he began taking classes in January…chose Florida State over Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech.
6-1, 215, Linebacker
Prattville, AL (Prattville HS)
Commit date: 11/29/05
A three-star player and No. 23 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com…the No. 19 overall player on Rivals.com's preseason Alabama Top 40 list after recording an impressive 159 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior for Prattville…named MVP of the Alabama Junior All-Star game after registering a game-high 12 tackles as a member of the South team…earned first-team All-State honors for Class 6A from the Alabama Sports Writers Association after a senior season where he tallied 90 tackles and six sacks…runs a reported 4.6 in the 40-yard dash…chose Florida State over Auburn and Alabama.
A tremendous athlete and four-star prospect according to Rivals.com who is ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the state of Georgia…the No. 11 athlete in the nation according to Rivals.com who ranked 10th among all prospects in the Postseason Georgia Top 50 for 2006…an All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine…named the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State in 2005 by the Georgia Sports Writers Association…threw for over 2,200 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 1,050 yards and 17 more scores, leading Lee County to a 10-2 record in his final season in 2005…earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior after passing for 1,758 yards and running for 1,130 yards, scoring a total of 29 touchdowns…named the quarterback on GaSports.com's pre-season All-State Offense for Georgia seniors…ran a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 32-inch vertical leap at the Tallahassee Nike Camp last May, both ranked as the second best numbers among quarterbacks in attendance...also an outstanding baseball player and is the No. 82 high school player nationally according to Baseball America…chose Florida State over Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma.
A four-star player and No. 16 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals.com…listed as the No. 37 overall prospect and No. 5 cornerback in the state on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 for 2006…named first-team All-State for Class 2A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season…represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named to Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list after his performance the event's practices and ensuing game…an All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine prior to his senior season after recording 32 catches for 491 yards and six touchdowns on offense and intercepting eight passes on defense as a junior at Gulliver…clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at last April's Miami Nike Camp…chose Florida State over Florida, Minnesota and Tennessee.
6-2, 214, Safety
Galloway, NJ (The Hun School)
Commit date: 9/1/05
The No. 1 ranked player nationally on ESPN's 150 for 2006 after a senior season where he totaled 112 tackles including 14 tackles for loss…listed as the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 1 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals.com…rated as a five-star player and 11th overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com… recently named to the 2006 EA Sports All-American first-team defense…a Parade All-American and one of 16 finalists for the 2006 Parade All-America High School Football Player of the Year Award…received three out of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named the No. 3 overall prospect on the magazine's Top 100 Dream Team…named the New Jersey Prep Defensive Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger as a junior after registering 83 tackles (19 for loss), six sacks, and four interceptions…represented the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…spoke on a Knight Commission panel in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2006 to discuss early graduation and recruiting…named the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio…a versatile athlete, he lined up at safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back during his high school career…chose Florida State over Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan, Penn State, Miami and Texas.
6-5, 310, Offensive Line
Tampa, FL (Jefferson HS)
Commit date: 2/1/06
A four-star prospect regarded as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com…listed as the No. 30 overall player on the Rivals100 for 2006 and ranks as the No. 4 recruit on Rivals.com's Florida Postseason Top 100…is reported to have not surrendered a sack during his final two years of high school football…named first-team All-State for Class 4A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after his senior season…the No. 6 offensive line prospect in the nation on the postseason PrepStar100…represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named the No. 1 player on the Rivals Florida Hot 11 list based on a week's worth of practices and his performance in the game…named to The ESPN 150 for 2006…a preseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine after helping lead his Jefferson team to the state championship game as a junior in 2004…chose Florida State over Florida, Michigan and South Carolina.
6-0, 211, Running Back
Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian)
Commit date: 2/1/06
One of the top prospects in the state, looking to continue a long line of family tradition at Florida State…a four-star player and No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com…named the No. 8 overall prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100 and is a member of the Rivals100 for 2006…ranked as the No. 54 overall player nationally in The ESPN 150 for 2006…rated the 11th best linebacker in the PrepStar100…a member of PrepStar Magazine's Pre-Season Top 100 Dream Team after running for 1,154 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense and making 84 stops on defense as a junior…a first-team All-State selection for Class 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after finishing his senior season with 175 carries for 1,626 yards and 23 touchdowns from the running back position…also starred on defense for NFC, recording 130 tackles, five sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles at linebacker...represented Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named to Rivals' Florida Hot 11 list based on his performance during the weeks' practices and ensuing game…older brother, Ernie, was an All-ACC linebacker for FSU from 2003-05…father, Ernie Jr., also played for Bobby Bowden from 1977-78, 1980-81 and mother Alice ran track for the Lady Seminoles from 1980-83…chose Florida State over Clemson and USC.
A powerful interior defensive lineman and four-star prospect by Rivals.com…ranks as the No. 11 strong-side defensive end in the country…ranks as the 17th overall player on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100…a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine…named second-team All-State for Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after a senior season that saw him rack up 120 tackles and six sacks…represented Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl and was named the No. 8 player on Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list following the week of practices and game…received high praise for a dominating performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl where he registered seven tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks against the California all-stars…appeared at the Miami Nike Camp last April and placed second among more than 250 participants with a reported 45 reps on the bench press…chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia.
6-3, 215, Athlete
Hartwell, GA (Hart County HS/Butler County CC)
Commit date: 12/18/05
A four-star player by Rivals.com…an instinctive athlete who played safety in junior college…rated the No. 23 overall player in the Junior College Top 100 for 2006 by Rivals.com…totaled 73 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two tackles for loss in 10 games this season…was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Region by the NJCAA…one of three Butler defenders to be named first-team All-Conference in 2005…redshirted his first season at Butler and has three full years of eligibility remaining…enrolled in January and will join the team for spring practice…chose Florida State over Nebraska, Tennessee and Kentucky.
A versatile and athletic playmaker that will begin his Florida State career at tight end....rated as a five-star player and the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com...also played defense in high school and ranks as Rivals.com's No. 2 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2006...given a three-star (out of a possible three) rating from PrepStar Magazine and was named to the publication's annual Top 100 Dream Team...a member of the 2006 PrepStar100...named the 20th overall prospect and No. 1 tight end on The ESPN 150 for 2006...named the Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 after tallying 83 tackles and 14 sacks from his defensive end position ...a two-time first-team All-State selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after helping lead his Alcoa team to back-to-back state championships...enjoyed an outstanding senior season that saw him record 614 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns...chose Florida State over Tennessee, Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
A three-star player and No. 25 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...named the No. 1 linebacker and No. 10 overall prospect on the Rivals.com postseason South Carolina Top 25 for 2006...a preseason All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine after a junior season that saw him rack up 102 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 18 sacks from the defensive end position...named first-team All-State by SCVarsity.com as a senior after recording 123 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 11 sacks for South Aiken...named Defensive MVP after recording nine tackles and a sack for the South Carolina team in the annual North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl...runs a reported 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and boasts a 35-inch vertical leap...chose Florida State over South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
The No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...a four-star player and the No. 32-ranked prospect on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100...the No. 16 ranked outside linebacker in the nation despite only having played football for two full years...recorded 148 tackles, nine sacks and seven fumble recoveries as a senior at Dr. Phillips...named a preseason All-American by PrepStar Magazine in 2005 after making a team-leading 134 tackles as a junior in 2004...runs a reported 4.5 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over Alabama, Iowa, Maryland and West Virginia.