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Florida State's Recruiting Class of 1997

Class of 1997

RONALD BOLDIN, OL 6-6, 270, Pahokee, FL (Pahokee)- Excellent athlete with the speed to play on the defensive line and the athletic skills and strength needed on the offensive side ... actually began playing varsity football in the seventh grade and has started since his freshman season ... led Pahokee to the state semifinals ... ran a 5.0 in the 40 ... has a 300-plus pound bench press, while squatting 465 ... named to the Class 3A all-state second team for the second consecutive year ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South first team ... also listed among Davis' Florida Top 12 ... received a 9.5 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... named All-Southeast, receiving a 5.7 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...selected All-Regional and rated as the No. 37 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep ... rated among the top 20 offensive lineman in the southeast by PrepStar ... earned honorable mention USA Today All-USA honors ... listed among the top 100 nationally and No. 22 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... listed No. 18 in the Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits and No. 82 in their top 100 nationally ... checks in on St. Pete Times Blue Chip list at No. 25 ... also listed on the Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Florida Times- Union Super75 ... chose FSU over Ohio State, West Virginia, Auburn and Michigan State.

TONY BRYANT, DE 6-4, 268, Marathon, FL Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) JC- Among the most heavily recruited junior college lineman in the country... exceptional pass rusher whose speed may enable him to earn immediate playing time ... rated as the top junior college player in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... received a perfect 10 from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football .. rated as the No. 6 JUCO prospect by SuperPrep in their Top 100 ... a "Top-JUCO" transfer by PrepStar ... earned all-region and all-state honors as a freshman for the Wolves ... timed under five seconds in the 40 ... a top 25 JUCO player by the National Recruiting Advisor ... rated as the top weakside defensive end in the Southeast by the NRA in 1994 , earning a 6.0 on a 6.1 scale ... also named to the 1994 NRA Preseason All-America team ... already enrolled at FSU for the 1997 Spring semester.

JEFF CHANEY, RB 6-0, 200, Lake Wales,, FL (Lake Wales)- Can play just about anywhere on the football field ... projected as an outstanding safety, linebacker or running back...one of the finest athletes in the country ... sat out last season to retake SAT ... a former Class 4A Player of the Year at Lake Wales High... finished third in the voting for the Florida High School Player of the Year ... a two-time Class 4A all-state selection ... rushed for 1,874 yards and 27 touchdowns on 174 carries as a senior ... also tallied 135 tackles (85 solo), four sacks and two interceptions during his senior year ... had seven interceptions as a junior ... rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and 48 touchdowns, while totaling 344 tackles, 15 sacks and 12 interceptions over his prep career ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... rated the state's No. 7 prospect by SuperPrep in 1995 ... as a Super Senior, played in the 1995 Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... also named to the All-Southeast Region team by the National Recruiting Advisor ... named the 1995 Tampa Tribune Polk/Heartland Player of the Year ... listed at No. 33 in the Tribune's top 50 state recruits of 1995 ... a former Florida Times- Union Super 24 selection ... named to the Student Sports 1995 Florida All-State team and to the Blue Chip AllSoutheast Region team ... played on two state championship football teams at Lake Wales ... already enrolled at FSU for the 1997 Spring semester ... chose FSU over South Carolina.

KEITH COTTRELL, P 6-4, 205, Orlando, FL (Boone)- Considered one of the top punters in the Southeast ... averaged 43.8 yards per punt last season with an average hang-time between 3.8 and 4.1 seconds ... an early graduate, enrolled at FSU for the 1997 spring semester ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... received a 9.5 on a 1 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... the No. 3 kicker/punter in Florida, receiving a 5.7 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... rated as the No. 1 punter in the Southeast by PrepStar ... named to the state's top 50 recruits by the Tallahassee Democrat ... also recruited as a quarterback by other Division I schools ... received the Bob Martin Scholar-Athlete award in the Orlando area ... selected FSU over Florida, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

STACY DAVIS, TE 6-4, 205, Tallahassee,, FL (Godby)- One of the top prospects in the talent-rich Big Bend area ... very physical player who played tight end and receiver ... runs extremely well after the catch ... a solid blocker ... also a talented basketball player ... timed in the 40 at 4.55 ... can bench 300 pounds, squat 400 and has a 36-inch vertical leap ... had 26 receptions for 450 yards and two touchdowns during senior season ... may have been overlooked because of Wing-T offense that high school used ... an All-Southeast selection, earned a 5.7 on a 6.1 scale from the National Recruiting Advisor...as an All-Regional selection, Super-Prep's No. 34 prospect in Florida ... Tom Lemming's No. 32 prospect in the Southeast ... earned a 9.75 from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South second team ... listed as the No. 6 athlete in the SEC region by PrepStar ... listed on the Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 ... earned honorable mention All-Big Bend honors from the Democrat...listed at No. 50 in the Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits.

CARVER DONALDSON, TE 6-6, 263,, Lakeland, FL (Kathleen)- A physically imposing player as a high school senior ... an early graduate, enrolled at FSU for the 1997 Spring semester ... had 25 receptions and pair of touchdowns over his career in a runoriented offense ... has good strength and speed, with a 350 pound bench press and a 4.7 in the 4O ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South first team ... also listed among Davis' Florida Top 12 ... received a perfect 10.00 from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...as an All-American, rated as the No. 16 prospect in Florida and No. 19 offensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the nation's top-rated tight end ... listed among the Top 100 players nationally and No. 38 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... rated the No. 1 tight end in Florida, No. 4 tight end nationally and No. 72 overall nationally, receiving a 6. 0 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting -Advisor ... listed at No. 33 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits ... selected as an all-american by the College Recruiting Services ... named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Florida Times- Union Super 75 ... selected FSU over Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State and Georgia Tech.

CHAR-RON DORSEY, DL 6-7, 315, Jacksonville, FL (Bolles)- A dominating presence at defensive tackle ... has excellent size and agility ... frequently double-teamed, yet still recorded 70 tackles (40 solo) as a senior at the Bolles School in Jacksonville ... also one of the state's premier power forwards in basketball ... a three-time Class 4A first team allstate selection ... runs the 40 in under five seconds ... has a 350-pound bench and a 400-pound squat ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars...named to the Sunkist/Torrest Davis All South first team ... also listed among Davis' Florida Top 12 ... received a 9.50 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100"...rated as the No. 9 defensive lineman in the Southeast by PrepStar...rated the No. 8 defensive tackle in the country, receiving a 5.8 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... as an All-American, rated as the No. 5 prospect in Florida and No. 10 defensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep ... listed at No. 47 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming...named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Tallahassee Democrat Top 50, Gainesville Sun Top 30 and Florida Times-Union Super 75 ... also a Times- Union Super 24 selection ... earned honorable mention USA Today All-USA honors ... also a St. Pete Times (#8) and Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper ... listed at No. 15 in the Tribune's top 50 state recruits and No. 67 in their top 100 national...named to the Student Sports 1995 Florida AllState team ... chose FSU over Alabama.

OTIS DUHART, OL 6-4, 275, Belle Glade., FL (Central)- One of the finest big athletes in the state of Florida this year ... recruited as an offensive tackle who has the skills of a defensive player ... hails from football-rich Belle Glades' Central High, which produced former Seminoles Wayne Messam and Jesse Hester ... considered Central's top line prospect in over a decade ... named to the Class 4A all-state first team ... timed under 5.0 in the 40...has a 300-plus pound bench press ... received a 9.75 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... received a 5.7 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... as an All-Regional selection, rated as the No. 53 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep ... earned honorable mention USA- Today All-USA honors ... rated as the No. 16 offensive line-man in the southeast by PrepStar...listed at No. 32 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits ... named to the Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Florida Times-Union Super 75 ... brother, Tony, was a lineman for the Florida Gators in the mid-80's ... selected FSU over Florida and Mississippi.

DAVY FORD, RB 5-11, 188, West Palm Beach,, FL (Cardinal Newman)- Perhaps the fastest player in Florida this past year ... has excellent speed and elusive moves ... very quick and explosive ... clocked at 4.35 in the 40 ... rushed for 743 yards and seven touchdowns in just four games as a senior ... also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and had two touchdown receptions ... suffered a broken collarbone while returning the opening kickoff in the season's fifth game ... the defending Class 3A state champion in the 100 meters (10.3 seconds) ... as a junior, rushed for 1,587 yards, earning Class 3A all-state second team honors ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving four stars ... received a 9.75 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... rated as the No. 9 prospect in Florida and the No. 9 running back nationally by SuperPrep ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...rated as the No. I I running back in the southeast by PrepStar ... as an All-American, receiving a 5.8 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... listed at No. 55 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Florida Times Union Super 75 ... listed at No. 39 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits ... also listed at No. 30 on the St. Pete Times Blue Chip list ... selected FSU over Ohio State, Florida and Michigan State.

DERRICK GIBSON, DB 6-2, 190, Miami, FL (Killian)- One of the nation's top prospects at strong safety ... some analysts have him rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in Florida ... great hitter with tremendous closing speed ... has the speed to cover man to man, but seems well suited for safety ... has good instincts ... recorded 65 tackles, caused eight fumbles, seven sacks and two INT's during senior season ... missed three games during senior year with a shoulder injury...boasts 4.5 speed, 315-pound bench and a 32-inch vertical leap ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South second team ... also listed among Davis' Florida Top 12 ... named the Florida Player of the Year by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football and received a perfect 10.00 from that publication ... as an All-American, rated the No. 2 strong safety nationally and No. 39 overall, receiving a 6.0 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor ... the nation's top-rated strong safety ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...named to the Reebok All-American team ... rated No. 5 nationally by Phil Grosz ... earned USA Today AllUSA first team honors and SuperPrep All-America ... rated as the No. 2 prospect in Florida and No. 2 defensive back nationally by SuperPrep ... listed at No. 22 nationally and No. 4 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... also selected the Southeast's Defensive Player of the Year by Lemming ... a Florida Super Senior ... named to Bill Buchalter's All-Southern Team ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team...rated as the No. 3 defensive back in the southeast by PrepStar .. listed as the state's top strong safety prospect on the Florida Times Union Super 75 ... listed at No. 4 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits and No. 13 in their top 100 national ... also a Tampa Tribune and St. Pete Times (#2) Blue Chipper ... rated No. 8 on ESPN Sportszone's Top 25 defensive players ... listed in the Gainesville Sun Top 30, Orlando Sentinel Super 24, Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Atlanta Jounal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... named to the 1996 College Recruiting Services All-American team ... named an All-American by Students Sports as a junior...eamed Class 6A all-state honorable mention as a fresh-man ... chose FSU over Aubum, Ohio State and Miami.

ABDUAL HOWARD, DB 6-1, 190, Quincy, FL (Shanks)- A brilliant athlete who is widely considered one of the state's top defensive backs ... has the speed and size to play anywhere in the secondary ... high school teammate and neighbor of current Seminole safety Dexter Jackson... played quarterback, receiver and running back at Shanks High in nearby Quincy where he had 12 total touchdowns and 1,190 all-purpose yards ... totaled five interceptions, two sacks and 116 tackles as a senior ... had 18 interceptions over his high school career ... was only thrown at nine times during senior year, one was caught...had 27 pass break-ups as a senior ... clocked at 10.7 in the 100 meters ... has a 4.35 time in the 40-yard dash and a 39-inch vertical leap ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South second team...also listed among Davis' Florida Top 12 ... received a perfect 10.00 from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...listed at No. 65 nationally and No. 15 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... rated as one of the top 10 defensive backs in the southeast by PrepStar ... rated as the No. 14 defensive back nationally by SuperPrep ... rated No. 9 by Phil Grosz ... named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Gainesville Sun Top 30 and the Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 ... also named to the Democrat's All-Big Bend team ... a St. Pete Times (#6) and Tampa Tribune Blue Chipper ... listed at No. 16 in the Tribune's top 50 state recruits and No. 69 in their top 100 nation-ally ... ranked the No. 4 free safety in the country and No. 61 overall by the National Recruiting Advisor, receiving a 6.0 on a 6.1 scale ... a member of the National Honor Society ... selected FSU over Georgia, Florida, Ohio State and Nebraska.

SEBASTIAN JANKOWSKI, PK 6-2, 215, Daytona Beach, FL (Seabreeze)- Kicking exploits seems to grow to legendary status almost daily ... virtually unknown until last year when he decided to play high school football for the first time ever ... considered the state's top kicking prospect as a senior at Seabreeze High ... played one season at Seabreeze after leaving Poland three years ago to be near his father...Ieft-footed ... former member of the Polish under-17 soccer team ... was 31-of-31 in extra points, 9-of-15 in field goals during senior season ... nailed a season-long 60-yard field goal against Palatka, which is the second longest kick in FHSAA history ... also hit field goals from 56, 53 and 51 yards ... just missed on a 7 1 -yard FG attempt ... had just two kickoffs returned with 80 percent going through the uprights... spotted by high school coach in an Orlando soccer league ... turned down various professional soccer contracts in South America to enroll at FSU ... had 69 goals for the Seabreeze soccer team, a state record, entering the Class 5A playoffs ... named to the USA Today All-USA first team ... named to the Reebok All-American team ... a Florida Super Senior ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... received a 9.75 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football...Iisted on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...rated as the No. 2 kicker in the southeast by PrepStar...as an All-American, received a 5.8 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor, the highest rating among kickers nationally ... rated as the No. 80 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep ... listed as the state's top kicking prospect on the Florida Times- Union Super 75 ... listed at No. 20 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits and among their top 100 nationally ... listed on the Tallahassee Democrat's Top 50 ... chose the Seminoles over Tennessee, Miami, Florida and Michigan.

BRADLEY JENNINGS, LB 6-3, 220, Miami, FL (Carol City)- Named a first team Class 6A selection after leading the Chiefs to a state championship in 1996 ... has the ability to cover the field from side to side ... also led the team in tackles ... emerged late in the season, dominating the state final game ... listed as the No. 60 prospect in Florida by SuperPrep ... timed in the 40 at 4.7 seconds ... has a 365-plus bench press ... noted as the strongest player to come out of Carol City High in the past 14 years, according to Coach Wait Frazier's five-step test (scored 192 out of 200) ... rated as the No. 3 linebacker in Florida by the Florida Times-Union ... selected FSU over Auburn and West Virginia.

WILLIAM MCCRAY, FB 6-0, 215, Jacksonville,, FL (Bolles)- Combines strength and blocking ability with impressive running skills ... compared to former Seminole fullbacks Edgar Bennett and William Floyd ... among the strongest running backs in the country ... possesses the coveted traits of being both explosive and quick ... rushed for over 3,000 yards in his final two seasons at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, including two first quarter touchdowns and 274 yards rushing in the 1995 state final game ... high school teammate Char-ron Dorsey also signed with the Seminoles ... a three-year starter, considered the state's top fullback ... gained 1,500 all-purpose yards, 976 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns over his senior year ... also caught three touchdown passes ... averaged more than 100 yards rushing per game during last 30 games at Bolles ... earned Class 4A first team allstate honors ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... received a 9.75 on a 10-point scale from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... an All-Southeast selection, received a 5.9 on a 6.1 scale by the National Recruiting Advisor...Max Emfinger rates him a 10.6 out of 10.7 ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...listed at No. 59 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming ... rated as the No. 21 prospect in Florida and the No. 4 fullback nationally by SuperPrep ... rated as the No. 13 running back in the southeast by Prep-Star ... earned honorable mention USA Today All-USA honors ... named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... named The Florida Times-Union Player of the Year, as well as the top fullback in the state on their Super 75 and Super 24 lists ... named the No. 20 prospect in Florida by the St. Pete Times ... listed at No. 38 in Tampa Tribune's top 50 state recruits ... bench presses over 445 pounds, squats 635 pounds and runs the 40 in 4.6 seconds ... chose FSU over Alabama.

TRAVIS MINOR, RB 6-1, 190, Baton Rouge,, LA (Catholic)- The USA Today offensive player of the year and one of the nation's marquee players ... gives the Seminoles both USA Today's offensive and defensive players of the year ... played at Catholic High in Baton Rouge where FSU's all-time leading rusher Warrick Dunn also played ... wore Dunn's jersey number 28 at Catholic and will do the same at FSU ... his ability to score from anywhere on the field, at anytime, reminds many of Dunn ... rushed for 2,649 yards and 33 touchdowns this past fall, with 4,706 yards and 52 touchdowns in three years ... averaged 12 yards a carry while leading the Bears to the Class 5A semifinals ... also caught 25 passes for 598 yards and 10 scores ... had 763 return yards, while running four back for touchdowns ... for his career, he had 62 catches for a school-record 1,344 yards and 20 touchdowns...very elusive runner ... can play any skill position ... a first team Parade All-American ... a SuperPrep All-American, rated as the top running back in the nation and No. 7 overall ... named to Bill Buchalter's All-Southern team ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team ... listed as the No. 3 running back nationally and No. 2 in the southeastern region by PrepStar ... a two-time all-state performer ... named to the Reebok All-American team ... timed in the 40 at 4.40 and benches over 300 pounds ... rated the No. 2 running back in the country and No. 8 overall by the National Recruiting Advisor ... named to the A tlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... listed as the nation's top prospect on the St. Pete Times Blue Chip list ... listed at No. 3 in the Tampa Tribune's top 100 national recruits ... earned a perfect 6.1 by the National Recruiting Advisor, the nation's top running back...Phil Grosz' No. I prospect on offense ... Tom Lemming's No. 1-rated prospect... Louisiana's Offensive player of the year by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football, receiving a perfect 10.00 ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars...also listed among Davis' Louisiana Top 12 ... named All-American by the College Recruiting Services ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...selected FSU over LSU, Notre Dame and Florida.

ROBERT MORGAN, WR 6-0, 180, East Pointy GA (Tri Cities)- A great athlete who can go up and get the ball...runs precise routes and has great catching skills ... one of the South's fastest rising receiving prospects ... compared to former Seminole Lawrence Dawsey ... had 57 catches for 952 yards and seven touchdowns during senior season ... Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving four stars ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100"...rated as the No. 5 wide receiver in the southeast by PrepStar ... earned Class 4A all-state honors ... named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... also named to the AJC's Top 50 recruits in Georgia ... an All-Southeast selection by the National Recruiting Advisor ... timed in the 40 at 4.45 ... has a 40-inch vertical leap ... high school coach is former FSU All-American Michael Tanks ... chose FSU over Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.

ALVIN MORROW, TE 6-5, 240, St. Louis, MO (Kirkwood)- Considered the country's top high school tight end by most recruiting services ... also a top prospect at defensive end ... a three-sport star (football, baseball and basketball), expected to be selected high in the amateur free-agent baseball draft in June ... a perfect blend of size, speed and power ... a skilled blocker who played. three years in a wishbone offense ... averaged 22 yards on his 28 receptions as a senior...also led Kirkwood High in sacks and tackles for loss, earning all-conference honors on both sides of the ball ... earned SuperPrep, National Recruiting Advisor and Parade first team All-America honors ... also selected the nation's top tight end by the NRA and No. 16 nationally ... listed as the No. 2 tight end and No. 43 nationally by Tom Lemming, including No. 6 in the Midland region ... rated as the No. 1 tight end nationally by SuperPrep ... rated No. 8 nationally by Phil Grosz ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the nation's third-rated tight end ... rated the No. 11 offensive prospect by ESPN Sportszone...named to the College Recruiting Services 1996 All-America team ... listed at No. 35 nationally by the Tampa Tribune ... runs a 4.5 in the 40 ... as a senior, batted .476 as an outfielder ... chose FSU over Missouri, Miami, Tennessee and Arkansas.

JAMAL REYNOLDS, DE 6-4, 240,, Aiken,, SC (Aiken)- Widely regarded as the nation's top prospect at defensive end...could play strong-side linebacker at Florida State ... ability to close quickly on the ball and deliver the hit made him one of the South's most talked about defensive players ... talented at shedding blockers and pass rushing ... as a senior at Aiken High he recorded 174 tackles (six for loss), two sacks, two caused fumbles, one recovered fumble and one pass break-up ... has a 405-pound bench press and a 4.5 time in the 40 ... rated as the nation's top defensive lineman by SuperPrep and No. 2 national prospect ... earned first team Parade All-America honors ... Tom Lemming named him as his Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the nation's No. 9 prospect and No. 3 in that region ... selected to the USA Today All-USA second team... named to Bill Buchalter's All-Southern team ... listed on Jamie Newberg's "Border Wars Top 100 "...Forrest Davis labeled him as an impact player, receiving all five stars ... named to the Sunkist/Forrest Davis All South second team ... also listed among Davis' South Carolina Top 12 ... named to the Reebok AllAmerican team ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team ... rated as the No. 2 defensive lineman in the ACC region by PrepStar ... Phil Grosz's No. 4 defensive prospect ... received a perfect 10.00 from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football ... as an All-American, rated the No. 3 rush defensive end in the country and No. 18 overall, earning a perfect 6.1 by the National Recruiting Advisor ... named to the College Recruiting Services 1996 All-America team ... rated the No. 40 prospect in the Tampa Tribune's national top 100 ... named to Atlanta JournalConstitution Super Southern 100 ... both his brothers play college football, (Diron at Wake Forest and Rashad at Rice) ... selected FSU over Florida, Alabama and Clemson.

CLEVAN THOMAS, DB 6-0, 175, Miami, FL (Miami Senior)- Considered an excellent cover comer coming out of Miami Senior High ... has the size to play any position in the defensive backfield ... has blazing speed, combined with good instincts ... fills a high priority position for the Seminoles ... also played quarterback for the Stingarees ... threw for more than 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... returned two punts for TD's and intercepted five passes, returned one for a score ... named an All-American by SuperPrep, which rated him the 20th best prospect in Florida ... an All-Southeast selection by the National Recruiting Advisor receiving a 5.8 on a 6.1 scale ... an All-Dade County kick returner ... received three stars from Forrest Davis ... bench presses over 320 pounds, squats 555 pounds, has a 30-inch vertical leap and runs a 4.35 in the 40 ... listed on the Tallahassee Democrat Top 50 and Florida Times- Union Super 75 ... listed as the 23rd best prospect in Florida by the St. Pete Times ... nicknamed the "Dog Pound"...chose FSU over Miami, Clemson and Florida.

DAVID WARREN, DE 6-5, 240, Tyler, TX (John Tyler) USA Today's defensive player of the year following his senior year at Tyler High in Tyler, Texas ... regarded as one of the most sought after prospects in the country and the biggest name to come out of John Tyler High School since Earl Campbell ... perfect physical tools to be an outside speed rusher ... posted 59 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four QB hurries, three blocked punts and recovered two fumbles for the Lions through nine weeks ... had 31 sacks over his career with 19 blocked kicks ... as a junior, was named Class 5A defensive player of the year after posting 126 tackles, 18 sacks and four blocked punts ... as a sophomore in 1994, was a stand-out on a state championship team and contributed 124 tackles and six sacks ... named the Texas Player of the Year by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football, receiving a perfect 10.00 ... a Parade All-American ... a SuperPrep All-American, rated as the No. 2 defensive lineman in the nation and No. 5 overall ... named a Reebok All-American ... listed as the top prospect in Texas by David Garvin's Heartland Recruiting ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team ... named to Bill Buchalter's All-Southern team ... listed as the No. 1 defensive lineman nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12 region by Prep-Star ... a two-time Texas Defensive Player of the Year ... rated the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation, as well as the No. 1 rush defensive end by the National Recruiting Advisor ... recorded over 106 tackles and 8.5 sacks while being doubled and tripled team all season ... timed in the 40 at 4.60 and in 100 meters at 10. 8 ... listed as the nation's secondbest prospect on the St. Pete Times Blue Chip list...Iisted at No. 2 in the Tampa Tribune's top 100 national recruits ... ESPN Sportszone's No. I defensive prospect ... Phil Grosz' No. 3 prospect on defense ... named All-American by the College Recruiting Services ... Tom Lemming's No. 1-rated defensive prospect ... timed in the 100-meter run at 10.8 and a 40-time of 4.6 ... selected FSU over Texas.

CHRIS WEINKE 6-5, 225, St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham)- Begins first year at Florida State after an excellent performance in spring drills...enrolled at FSU in January after spending the last six years playing minor league baseball in the Toronto Blue Jay's organization ... earned Parade and USA Today first team All-America honors as a high school senior in 1989 ... signed with the Seminoles and spent four days in August of 1990 on campus before signing baseball contract before school started ... has all the tools to be an exceptional quarterback with one additional attribute rarely found in a freshman maturity ... coaches are thrilled with his progress both on the field and in the projection room where he used the summer to learn the FSU system and get back into football shape ... excellent physical specimen with very strong arm and NFL build ... coaches were very encouraged with how quickly he adjusted to playing football again...should push for playing time immediately when the Seminoles begin fall practice ... originally signed with FSU in 1990 after outstanding career at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn ... earned first team Parade and USA Today All-America honors ... named Minnesota's player of the year honors as a senior ... considered the top high school quarterback prospect in the country ... completed 288 of 403 passes for 3,956 yards and 24 touchdowns over his 21-game prep career ... as a senior, completed 161 of 216 passes for 1,579 yards and 12 touchdowns...completed 127 of 187 passes for 2,377 yards and 12 TD's as a junior ... played on the U.S. Junior Olympic Baseball Team during the summer of 1989 ... led his high school to the Class AA State Championship in football as a junior ... also captain of the hockey team...originally chose FSU over Alabama, Arizona State, Illinois, Minnesota and Miami ... this time around selected the Seminoles over Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington.

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