Class of 1991
Derrick Alexander Defensive End 6-5, 255, Freshman Jacksonville, FL (Raines HS)-
A first team class 4A all-state selection as a senior ... named to the Florida Times Union's Super 24 team ... Super Prep selected him to its AllAmerica team ... rated the nation's 1 1th-best offensive lineman by Super Prep Magazine ... credited with four solo tackles and a sack in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... first five-sport athlete in the 26-year history of Raines High who lettered in football, basketball, wrestling, track and baseball in high school ... recorded 79 solo tackles, 51 assists and five quarterback sacks ... also visited Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Florida and Miami.
Enzo Armella Noseguard 6-0,280, Freshman Miami, FL (Miami Springs HS)-
A first team all-Dade County selection as a senior at Miami Springs ... Max Emfinger rated him the number six offensive guard prospect in the country ... rated all-South by numerous recruiting services ... honorable mention all-state choice... averaged 10 tackles per game as a senior...registered 10 sacks last season ... visited Colorado, Miami, Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech.
Derrick Brooks Defensive Back 6-1, 205, Freshman Pensacola, FL (Washington HS)-
Teams with classmate Marquette Smith to give FSU one of its most-heralded freshman duos ... USA Today's national Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... an All-America selection by Parade Magazine ... earned first team class 5A allstate honors as a junior and senior ... named Dial's Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Max Emfinger ranked him the top strong safety in the country...Emfinger tabbed him a first team All-American ... Super Prep named him the nation's top defensive back and selected him the number one overall defensive player ... stole the show at the Florida-Georgia AllStar Game, winning MVP honors for the victorious Florida team ... recorded four solo tackles and four assists from inside linebacker spot in the game ... credited with 113 total tackles, three fumble recoveries and four interceptions during his senior season ... high school scholar with a 3.94 grade point average ... visited Notre Dame, Miami, Aubum and Florida.
Devin Bush Defensive Back 6-0, 185, Freshman Miami, FL (Hialeah Miami Lakes HS)-
Listed as the nation's fourth-best high school free safety by Max Emfinger ... earned third team All-America honors from Emfinger ... named to Miami Herald Super 24 squad ... earned all-Dixie honors from Super Prep ... selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game ... credited with 85 tackles and six interceptions as a senior ... ran a 4.5 40 ... as a youngster, worked Miami football games as an usher ... visited Miami, Florida, Iowa and South Carolina.
Derrick Clark Defensive Back 6-3, 230, Junior Apopka, FL (Garden City JC/ Apopka HS)-
One of the nation's most highly-recruited players as a senior at Apopka High ... earned first team all-state honors ... cousin of former FSU star and current Miami Dolphins tailback Sammie Smith ... player of the year in the Jayhawk Conference at Garden City Junior College last season ... listed as one of the top four junior college players in the country ... did it all on offense at Garden City, rushing for 550 yards on 68 carries ... scored four touchdowns rushing ... caught 21 passes for 10 touchdowns and threw for four more scores ... played free safety, wide receiver, fullback and linebacker at Garden City.
Forrest Conoly Offensive Line 6-7, 328, Freshman Berlin, CT (Berlin HS)-
One of the biggest signees in Florida State football history ... a first team Parade All-America selection ... earned second team All-America honors from Max Emfinger ... rated the nation's fourthbest offensive tackle by Emfinger ... first team allconference pick in football, basketball and track ... named all-Northeast by Super Prep ... also a fine track recruit who throws discus and shot ... one of the first members of the recruiting class to commit to Florida State...nicknamed "the Berlin Wall"...ran a 5.0 40 in high school, a great time for a man of his size ... raised in Gainesville where he sold soft drinks at Florida games ... chose FSU over Syracuse, Miami, Florida and Penn State.
Aaron Dely Wide Receiver 6-0, 170, Freshman Tallahassee, FL (N. Fla. Christian HS)-
A first team class 1A all-state choice at North Florida Christian ... named to WCTV's Super Six area all-star team ... first team all-Big Bend selection by the Tallahassee Democrat ... graduate of same high school that produced FSU quarterback Casey Weldon ... made 42 receptions for 763 yards and 12 touchdowns ... averaged 18.2 yards per reception as a senior ... exceptional student with grade point average over 3.5 ... also visited the Naval Academy, Army, and Samford.
Greg Frey Offensive Line 6-5, 275, Freshman Clearwater, FL (Clearwater HS)-
Named the top offensive lineman in the country by Super Prep ... Max Emfinger's choice as the country's top offensive tackle ... a Parade All-American as a senior at Clearwater High ... named to first team All-America squads by Emfinger, Super Prep and numerous other publications ... considered one of the top offensive line prospects in Florida prep history ... played for the Florida team in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game ... joins each of the other offensive lineman in the recruiting class with a grade point average over 3.0 ... visited Notre Dame, Kansas State and Florida.
Roosevelt Givens Defensive End 6-1, 275, Freshman Dunedin, FL (Dunedin HS)-
Ranked the number four noseguard in the country by Max Emfinger ... earned a spot on the Super 24 all-star team ... teamed with nine other members of his recruiting class in the FloridaGeorgia All-Star Game ... credited with an assist in that contest ... named to several all-state teams ... earned honorable mention All-America honors ... chose FSU over Alabama and Kentucky.
Scott Holmes Punter 6-3, 190, Freshman Nashville, TN (Brentwood Academy)-
First team all-state selection as a punter at Brentwood Academy ... averaged 46 yards on 18 punts as a senior ... averaged over 44 yards a punt as a junior ... played center on the basketball team that won the Governor's Cup Tournament in Tallahassee last Christmas ... chose FSU over Michigan State and Kentucky.
Juan Laureano Offensive Line 6-5, 275, Freshman Orlando, FL (Colonial HS)-
Super Prep ranked him the nation's 11th best offensive lineman ... earned a spot on the Super Prep All-America team ... a third team all-state selection ... named to second team All-America squad by Max Emfinger ... ranked among the country's top 10 tackles by the National High School Recruiting Service ... originally committed to Miami.
Tyrant Marion Outside Linebacker 6-3,230, Freshman Pompano Beach, FL (Ely HS)-
Earned Parade All-America honors during his senior season ... selected to first team class 4A all-state team ... tabbed all-Dixie by Super Prep Magazine ... all-conference, county and region as a senior at Ely ... one of nine members of his recruiting class to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game ... credited with two solo stops and an assist in the game ... recorded one tackle for loss against the Georgia all-stars ... totalled 48 sacks during his high school career ... also visited Iowa, Alabama, Clemson and Colorado.
Jeff McCrone Quarterback 6-3, 205, Freshman Orange Park, FL (Orange Park HS)-
Only quarterback signed by the Seminoles in 1991 ... rated the number six quarterback in the nation by Max Emfinger ... Super Prep rates him the ninth-best signal caller among 1990 seniors... completed 104 of 158 attempts for 1,452 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... threw only six interceptions in 158 attempts last year ... father played at Florida and is now an assistant coach at Texas-El Paso ... also visited Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn.
Matt Platto Tight End 6-3, 235, Freshman Crawfordville, FL (Wakulla HS)-
A first team Class 2A all-state selection as a senior at Wakulla High ... joined signee Aaron Dely on the first team all-Big Bend squad as named by the Tallahassee Democrat ... played offensive guard, tackle and tight end ... excellent blocker who averaged more than 10 yards a catch ... on defense,
made 50 solo tackles as a senior ... originally committed to South Carolina.
Phillip Riley Wide Receiver 6-0, 175, Freshman Orlando, FL (Jones HS)-
One of seven Parade All-Americans in this year's recruiting class ... first team USA Today AllAmerican at wide receiver ... won state championship in the 110m and 330m hurdles as a junior ... class 3A all-state first team selection... member of Max Emfinger's All-America second team ... tabbed for Super 24 team by the Orlando Sentinel .. named to Super Prep's All-America team ... also rated the number six wide receiver by Super Prep ... the third-fastest high school senior in the country ... played in the Florida-Georgia AllStar Game ... led all Florida stars with three receptions for 17 yards in the contest ... also returned a kickoff 35 yards in the game ... in his senior season, grabbed 43 passes for 946 yards and 13 touchdowns ... made official visits to Nebraska, Tennessee and Florida.
Kelly Rush Defensive End 6-6, 260, Junior McKeesport, PA (Garden City JC/Elizabeth Forward HS)-
First team selection to Max Emfinger's alljunior college squad ... tabbed an All-American by Super Prep Magazine ... named nation's best junior college defensive lineman by Allen Wallace ... widely considered the nation's top junior college defensive prospect ... recorded 111 total tackles last season ... totalled 15 quarterback sacks and 17 tackles for loss ... ran a 4.6 40 as a sophomore ... widely considered one of the nation's top high school lineman as a senior ... selected FSU over Georgia and Kentucky.
Clay Shiver Offensive Line 6-3, 255, Freshman Tifton, GA (Tift HS)-
One of seven members of his recruiting class to earn Parade first team All-America honors ... first team class 4A all-state selection ... started at center for Georgia in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Came ... rated the nation's top high school center by Max Emfinger ... the Atlanta Constitution ranked him the state's second best prospect overall... brother of former Seminole strong safety Stan Shiver ... also visited Georgia, Georgia Tech and Auburn.
Marquette Smith Running Back 5-9, 190, Freshman Casselberry, FL (Lake Howell HS)-
One of the most celebrated high school players in state history ... tabbed the nation's most valuable offensive player by USA Today ... gave the Tribe a sweep of nation's top players in joining USA Today Defensive Player of the Year Derrick Brooks at FSU ... named the national player of the year by Gatorade ... first team All-America selection by Parade, Max Emfinger and Super Prep ... selected to the Orlando Sentinel's Dixie Dozen as one of the South's top players...a four-time all-state choice ... rated the nation's top running back by Super Peep Magazine ... collected 35 yards on 11 carries in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game ... carried 799 times for 6,733 yards and 88 touchdowns during his legendary prep career ... as a senior, tallied 220 rushes for 2,409 yards and 31 touchdowns ... also returned six kickoffs for touchdowns during his career ... averaged 8.4 yards per carry in high school ... father David ran track at Florida State.
Lewis Tyre Offensive Line 6-5, 240, Freshman Baxley, GA (Appling County HS)-
A first team class 3A all-state pick ... invited to play in the North-South Georgia All-Star Game... member of the Forrest Davis all-South squad ... allcounty and all-region as a junior and senior ... the Atlanta Constitution tabbed him the number two prospect in the state ... attended same high school that produced former Seminole tailback, and current San Francisco 49er, Dexter Carter and current FSU defensive end Carl Simpson ... also visited Georgia and Georgia Tech.