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Florida State's Recruiting Class of 1990

Class of 1990

CLIFTON ABRAHAM DB, 5-10, 185 Carter High School Dallas, Texas- Rated the number two cornerback in the country by one recruiting analyst ... received 5A all-district, Dallas Morning News all-area and Parade All-America honors ... runs the 40 in 4.4 seconds ... chose FSU over Miami, Baylor and Texas A&M.

KEVIN ADAMS LB, 6-1, 215 LaGrange High School Lake Charles, La.- Received all-district and academic all-state honors as a senior ... also played during his junior and senior seasons as a fullback, and rushed for an average of 1,500 yards a year ... saw limited action on defense in high school ... runs the 40 in 4.7 seconds ... also hurled the shot and discus for the track team ... carries a 3.7 GPA out of high school ... an engineering major who chose FSU over West Point, Tulane, Arkansas, Texas A&M and NC State.

KEN ALEXANDER LB, 6-2, 241 LBJ High School Austin, Texas- Received all-district, all-state and Parade All-America honors as a senior ... rated the second best high school prospect in the country overall ... the Austin American-Statesman's Defensive Player of the Year ... credited with 187 tackles in his senior season at linebacker ... in his junior and sophomore seasons as a fullback, rushed for 993 yards and had eight receptions for six touchdowns ... ran a 4.6 in the 40 ... another honor student who carried a 3.9 GPA in high school ... chose FSU over Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Houston, and Texas.

CHRIS COWART LB, 6-3, 270 St. Augustine High School New Orleans, La.- Selected to the New Orleans all-metro team after the 1989 season ... credited with 47 solo tackles and 17 assists his senior year ... as a junior, made 97 solo tackles and 10 sacks ... bench presses 350 pounds ... runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds ... has also run 200 meters in 22.6 seconds and can triple jump 45 feet...chose FSU over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Colorado, UCLA and USC.

JOHN DONALDSON TE, 6-4, 240 Marianna High School Marianna, Fla.- One of the top tight ends in the country according to recruiting experts ... received all-region, all-south and Florida's Fabulous 100 honors ... caught 23 passes for 523 yards in his senior year ... prior to his senior year, played on the offensive and defensive lines ... good blocker with excellent speed ... bench presses 375 pounds ... came out of MHS with a 3.6 GPA ... chose FSU over South Carolina, Florida, LSU and Mississippi State.

OMAR ELLISON RB, 6-3, 205 a Griffin High School s- Griffin, Ga.- A Parade All-American who rushed for 3,541 yards on 565 carries in his career ... also made 23 receptions for 422 yards in his career for an average of 18.3 yards per catch ... credited with 18 kickoff returns for 512 yards, an average of 28.5 yards a return ... scored 51 career touchdowns ... in his senior season, rushed for 1,160 yards after missing most of two games with injuries ... rushed for 1,400 yards his junior season ... scored 38 touchdowns his final two years ... chose FSU over Auburn.

WILLIAM FLOYD RB, 6-2,217 Lakewood High School St. Petersburg, Fla.- Received all-Suncoast and all-Pinellas County honors after his senior year ... rated the state's top running back prospect ... invited to participate in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... also ranked the number two fullback in the country ... runs 4.55 in the 40 ... in his senior season, rushed for 643 yards on 106 carries for five touchdowns ... his junior year, ran for 693 yards and seven touchdowns on 120 carries ... bench presses 315 pounds...has a grade point average of 3.0 ... cousin of former Seminole Victor Floyd ... chose FSU over Florida, Ohio State and Clemson.

DAN FOOTMAN DL, 6-5, 265 NW Mississippi Community College Tampa, Fla.- The 12th best linebacking prospect and second-ranked junior college prospect in the country ... received all-state honors as a sophomore at NWMCC ... as a freshman fullback, ran for more than 1,200 yards before being switched to outside linebacker where he played extremely well ... runs a 4.7 in the 40 ... in high school, anchored the state-champion 440 relay and mile relay teams at 6-4, 240 pounds ... originally from Tampa Hillsborough High School ... in his best high school game, ran for 212 yards and four touchdowns ... chose FSU over Miami, Tennessee, and Ole Miss.

COREY FULLER DR, 6-1, 190 Rickards High School Tallahassee, Fla.- The 1989 Tallahassee Democrat Player of the Year... invited to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... as a receiver, caught 33 passes for 567 yards and eight touchdowns ... as a defensive back, made 36 tackles, broke up 11 passes and had three interceptions his senior season ... totalled eight INTs his junior year ... also a punt/kick return specialist with 489 yards on 33 returns ... runs a 4.4 in the 40 ... chose FSU over Florida.

STEVE GILMER DR, 5-11, 185 Godby High School Tallahassee, Fla.- Selected to the Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 Team ... participated in Florida-Georgia All-Star game this summer ...earned second-team 4A all-state honors ... tied for the team lead in tackles with 81 and blocked six kicks his senior year ... biggest assets are speed and intelligence ... played safety in high school but most likely will be switched to cornerback in college ... chose FSU over Notre Dame, Florida, Penn State, Tennessee and South Carolina ... carried an impressive 3.7 GPA throughout high school.

BILLY GLENN DL, 6-4, 235 Seabreeze High School Daytona Beach, Fla.- The Daytona Beach News-Journal's Defensive Player of the Year for 1989 ... earned second team all-state honors ... invited to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game over the summer ... named an All-American by recruiting analyst Max Emfinger ... credited with 43 tackles and five and a half sacks his senior year ... also knocked down three passes, caused three fumbles and recovered two fumbles, one for a touchdown ... runs the 40 in 4.8 seconds ... an all-conference choice in basketball and baseball as a junior ... participated in FSU's summer football camps the past three years.

DULACK GUERRIER LB, 6-3, 230 Edison High School Miami, Fla.- Selected to the all-Dade County and 5A all-state first teams ...invited to participate in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... led Edison in tackles his junior and senior seasons ... in 1989, credited with 80 tackles and 15 sacks ... blocked six kicks and forced six fumbles ... chose FSU over LSU and Colorado.

SEAN JACKSON RB, 6-2, 220 St. Augustine High School New Orleans, La.- First All-American to commit to FSU this year ... selected to Max Enifinger's All-America team ... received New Orleans all-metro and Louisiana all-state honors ... rated the top athlete among the nation's prep prospects ... his senior season, rushed for 1,071 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 7.9 yards a carry, even though he was not moved to running back until the third game of the season ... played quarterback for the first two games of his senior year, and threw for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns ... chose FSU over LSU, Purdue, Colorado and Nebraska ... joined high school teammate Chris Cowart in signing with Florida State.

LONNIE JOHNSON TE, 6-3, 220 Miami Senior High School Miami, Fla.- Rated the eighth best tight end in the country by recruiting experts ... second team all-state and all-South selection ... an all-Dade County selection in 1989...caught 29 passes for 394 yards and six touchdowns his senior season ... a power forward in basketball ... also competed in the hurdles and high jump for the track team.

MARVIN JONES LB, 6-2, 225 Northwestern High School Miami, Fla.- The top outside linebacking recruit in the country in 1990 ... also rated the top prospect in the South and the fifth-rated high school player in the nation ... a USA Today and Parade All-American ... invited to participate in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... made 121 tackles in only six and a half games, including 77 solos and five sacks his senior year ... averaged 18 tackles per game during his junior year ... brother of former Seminole Fred Jones ... runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds.

KEZ McCORVEY WR, 6-1, 180 Pascagoula High School Pascagoula, Miss.- Received all-district and honorable mention all-state honors in 1989 after a stellar senior season ... caught 29 passes for 316 yards and seven touchdowns ... also returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown ... chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game ... during his junior and sophomore seasons, caught nine passes for 156 yards in an offense that concentrated on a running game ... a three-year letterman who helped lead the team to the state championship as a sophomore ... had a 3.6 GPA throughout high school ... chose FSU over Tulane, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn and Alabama ... cousin of current FSU defensive back Errol McCorvey.

SAM "TIGER" McMILLON RB, 5-9, 180 St. Cloud High School Kissimmee, Fla.- The top wide receiver and second utility back in the country last year according to recruiting experts ... member of Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 team ... Class AAA all-state selection ... earned honorable mention all-South honors and was invited to play in the Florida-Georgia game last summer ... gained 3,684 career yards, including 1,925 his senior season, breaking the school record ... scored 24 touchdowns while leading his team to a 10-0 record ... considered one of the state's best running backs, quick and strong on inside runs ... chose FSU over Notre Dame, Florida, Syracuse and Georgia Tech ... another good student with a 3.0 GPA in high school.

PATRICK McNEIL OL, 6-3, 275 Manatee High School Bradenton, Fla.- Named to the 5A first team all-state squad, the all-South team and the Tampa Tribune's 36 football blue chippers list ... selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game over the summer ... rated the nation's top offensive lineman ... although he wasn't switched to the offensive line until his senior season, he is considered the best offensive lineman in Manatee history ... chose FSU over Florida, Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia.

DAN MOWREY K/P, 5-10, 165 Lincoln High School Tallahassee, Fla.- The 4A all-state kicker in 1990 who could have an enormous impact for the Seminoles as a freshman ... invited to play in the Florida North-South All-star game ... during his senior season, kicked field goals of 50, 51, and 53 yards ... made 10 of 13 field goals and 34 of 35 extra points in 1989 ... averaged 39.7 yards a punt ... scored 67 points ... 38 of 51 kickoffs reached the end zone ... chose FSU over Florida ... one of three Tallahassee high school products to sign with FSU in 1990.

JAMES ROBERSON LB, 6-4, 225 Lake Wales High School Lake Wales, Fla.- Selected to the first-team all-state squad as a senior ... the sixth-rated outside linebacking prospect in the country in 1990 ... the Lake Wales Daily Highlander's Linebacker and Offensive Lineman of the Year ... credited with 21 tackles, 27 assists and three sacks as a linebacker his senior season ... as a tight end, made touchdown grabs of 34 and 74 yards and caught two extra points ... served as team captain in 1989 ... invited to participate in the Florida-Georgia All Star game ... runs 4.5 in the 40 ... originally committed to Florida before deciding on FSU.

CORRY SAWYER DB, 5-11, 175 Key West High School Key West Fla.- First team 3A all-state selection in 1989 ... one of six Parade All-Americans to sign with FSU in 1990 ... played primarily as a quarterback in high school ... rushed for 1,783 yards and passed for 1,384 yards during his career ... broke George Mira's record for total offensive career yards ... invited to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... played defense only in playoff games his junior and senior seasons, but intercepted three passes.

ERIC SMITH LB, 5-11, 2 10 Suwannee County High School Live Oak, Fla.- Earned first team all-state honors in 1990 ... named to the all-Gainesville Sun, Tallahassee Democrat all-Big Bend, and the Florida Times Union Super 24 teams ... played on two 3A state championship teams ... selected to play in the Florida North-South All-Star game ... his senior season, made 83 tackles and caught 13 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns ... led his high school team to the state championship in 1990 with 14 tackles and two sacks in that game.

CHRIS WEINKE QB, 6-5, 205 Cretin-Derham Hall High School St. Paul, Minn.- One of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation in 1989 who was recruited by more than 70 Division I schools ... a USA Today and Parade All-America choice ... passed for 3,956 yards and 24 touchdowns in 21 career games ... his senior year, completed 121 of 216 passes for 1,579 yards and 12 touchdowns ... as a junior, completed 106 of 187 passes for 2,377 yards and 12 touchdowns ... has great arm strength, release and intelligence ... a baseball third baseman who was drafted in the second round of the amateur baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays ... played on the U.S. Junior Olympic Team last summer ... left-handed power hitter who hit. 378 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 25 games with that team ... led his high school baseball team to Class AA State championship his junior year ... also captained the school's hockey team ... chose FSU over Alabama, Arizona State, Illinois Minnesota and Miami ... compiled a 3.1 grade point average in high school.

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