Class of 1995
KHALID ABDULLAH FB, 6-0, 218, Fr. Davie, FL (Nova HS)-
The state's top fullback ... one of the best prep fullbacks in the country ... standout member of one of state's most productive backfields ... powerful
inside runner with outstanding speed for a fullback ... named second team 5A All-State last season... National Recruiting Advisor's #5 fullback in the country ... named to Forrest Davis' third team All-South ... Max Emfinger's #9 fullback ... Tom Lemming's #9 fullback ... rushed for 1,0 18 yards on 113 carries ... scored 13 TDs ... has run a 10.8 in the 100 meters ... member of nation's most highly-recruited backfield...teammate of FSU signee Richard Brown ... a native of Trinidad ... has played only three years of organized football.
JEREMY BRETT DL, 6-3,310, Fr. Sandersville, GA (Washington County)-
Imposing defensive lineman with great quickness for a player his size... USA Today honorable mention defensive lineman ... the largest defensive lineman signed in the Bowden era ... first team All-State selection ... named one of the top seven players in Georgia by Georgia High School Football Magazine ... member of Forrest Davis' second-team All-South ... member of Atlanta Constitution's
Super I I list for Georgia ... both Max Emfinger's and National Recruiting Advisor's #3 center prospect in nation ... SuperPrep's #37 overall in Southeast not including Florida ... tough, physical player ... three-year starter at loaded Washington County High School ... helped lead his team to a 15-0 record and a state championship his senior season ... runs a 5.0 40 ... bench presses 390 pounds and power cleans 3 10 ... carries a 3.9 grade point average ... played first base and batted .400 his junior year while leading his team in home runs.
BILLY BROWN WR, 6-1, 175, Fr. Ft. Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)-
Highly recruited wide receiver with game-breaking potential..as a senior caught 36 passes for 827 yards and 9 touchdowns ... averaged 23 yards a catch ... returned 2 fumbles and a kickoff for touchdowns ... versatility allowed him to play a number of positions including quarterback and defensive back ... first team 5A All-State ... National Recruiting Advisor's #3 athlete ... Max Emfinger's #6 wide receiver in the nation ... SuperPrep's #18 player in Florida regardless of position and the #9 receiver nationally...member of Forrest Davis' second-team All-South...Tom Lemming's #8 option quarterback ... recruited by some as a defensive back ... also an accomplished outfielder who was drafted in the third round by Oakland ... listed on Baseball America's list of the top high school seniors ... solid student ... brother of FSU signee Richard Brown.
RICHARD BROWN CB, 6-1, 189, Fr. Davie, FL (Nova)-
Accomplished athlete who could play a number of positions for Florida State ... coaches project him as a comer ... recorded 57 tackles (30 solo) as a cornerback and outside linebacker for Nova as a senior ... registered 2 interceptions, 4 passes broken up, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 blocked punt and 5 tackles for loss...also played running back ... rushed 9 times for 72 yards and 1 touchdown ... caught 5 passes for 162 yards ... excellent speed at 4.4 in the 40 ... sat out his junior year after transferring from St. Thomas Aquinas ... went to state championship as a wrestler his junior year ... also plays baseball and hit .350 with 5 home runs only playing half a season ... drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round ... brother of FSU signee Billy Brown.
MARCUS BULLOCK WR, 6-0, 185, Fr. Pensacola, FL (Catholic)-
Versatile athlete with blazing speed ... perhaps the state's fastest high school player ... reported 40 time consistently in the 4.3 range ... gives FSU a deep threat ... state high school champion in the 100 meters (10.39) as a junior ... played primarily as a tailback on offense, but is projected as a wide receiver ... Tom Lemming's #4 runningback... National Recruiting Advisor's #5 athlete ... SuperPrep's # 18 runningback ... member of Forrest Davis' third-team All-South ... second-team 3A AllState selection ... as a senior rushed 189 times for 1,340 yards and 16 touchdowns ... had 11 receptions for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns ... recorded 30 tackles as a defensive back.
VERNON CRAWFORD LB, 6-3, 230, Jr. Texas City, TX (San Francisco City College)-
A Blue Chip Illustrated JUCO All-American ... tied for Max Emfinger's #1 linebacker while receiving Emfinger's top rating ... member of SuperPrep's
All-American team ... #8 JUCO prospect in country ... totalled 75 tackles last season with 34 solo ... recorded 2 sacks, and 11 QB hurries ... recovered one fumble and had two interceptions ... excellent size for a linebacker with reported 4.5 speed ... tremendous lateral quickness ... plays sideline to sideline... tenacious player who constantly strives to improve ... teammate of FSU signee Damian Harrell.
RONNEY DANIELS WR, 6-2, 211, Fr. Lake Wales, FL (Lake Wales)-
Another versatile player who could play a number of positions at Florida State ... received USA Today honorable mention status ... Tom Lemming's #22 OLB ... the National Recruiting Advisor's #7 Southeast WLB ... Max Emfinger's #5 WLB ... ranked as SuperPrep's #10 player in Florida ... Super Senior 24 selection ... Tampa Tribune's Player of the Year ... first team 4A All-State...was the focal point of Lake Wales' offense rushing for 561 yards and recording 37 catches for 935 yards ... recorded 140 tackles on defense ... tremendous speed with a reported 4.4 40-yard dash ... bench presses 275 pounds and squats 400 ... also a tremendous baseball prospect with a 92 mph fastball ... drafted in sixth round by the Montreal Expos.
RON DUGANS WR, 6-3, 187, Fr. Tallahassee (FAMU)-
Outstanding receiver prospect who is considered one of the state's top athletes ... had a breakthrough senior season and became one of the South's hottest recruits ... excellent size with 4.42 speed in the 40 ... Max Emfinger's #7 receiver ... Forrest Davis' second-team All South ... first team AllState in 2A ... was used primarily as a tailback his senior season ... rushed for 730 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 70 carries ... had 11 receptions for 220 yards and 2 TDs ... returned 10 punts for 230 yards and one TD ... returned 9 kickoffs for 200 yards and one TD ... National Recruiting Advisor's #5 strong safety ... recorded 75 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 fumbles caused, 3 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions last season ... as a junior caught 18 passes for 467 yards ... as a junior was state champion in the triple jump (47'2") ... finished third in state high jump (6'6") ... averaged 20 points for defending state basketball champions.
MARIO EDWARDS DB, 6-2, 185, Fr. Pascagoula, NIS (Pascagoula)-
Top free safety prospect in the country according to the National Recruiting Advisor ... NRA's #10 player in the country regardless of position... received Max Emfinger's highest possible rating... SuperPrep's #5 defensive back in the nation and their #7 player in the South ... a G&W All-American and that service's #27 player in the nation... totalled 61 tackles, four interceptions, 14 passes broken up, four caused fumbles, and one recovered fumble for a touchdown, blocked four PATs and one field goal as a senior ... averaged 38 yards per kickoff return and returned one for a touchdown... possesses outstanding speed and great strength for a DB ... has been timed at 4.39 in the 40 and bench presses 310 pounds ... hails from the same high school as former FSU stars Terrell Buckley and Kez McCorvey ... reminds high school coach of a more physical Buckley.
DEE FEASTER TB, 5-9, 175, Fr. Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)-
Speed tailback out of the Florida State mold...Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina...coach reports 4.37 speed in the 40 ... as a senior rushed for 1,586 yards and 21 TDs on 258 carries ... had 4 receptions for 124 yards and 1 TD... totalled 445 yards on 13 kickoff returns including two for touchdowns ... had 7 punt returns for 104 yards ... National Recruiting Advisor's #6 athlete in
the nation ... rated as Tom Lemming's #18 tailback ... SuperPrep's fourth-best player in South Carolina ... as a junior also rushed for 1,586 yards and 25
TDs on 242 carries ... had six receptions for 124 yards ... returned nine kicks for 154 yards ... returned two punts for touchdowns ... team won state cham-
pionship his junior year ... coach compares style to Warrick Dunn and Rock Preston ... member of state champion 4X100 relay team ... invited to play in
North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl.
TODD FRIER FS, 5-10, 180, Fr. Live Oak, FL (Suwannee)-
Versatile skill-player who could play on either side of the ball ... projected as a safety at Florida State ... the National Recruiting Advisor's #17 wide
receiver in the Southeast ... member of Gainesville Sun All-Area team ... caught 35 passes for 563 yards and 3 touchdowns as a senior ... has 4.6 speed and a 280-pound bench press ... tough, hard-nosed player with outstanding work ethic ... played offense, defense and special teams at Suwannee Live Oak ... brother, Matt, was a receiver on FSU's 1993 National Championship team.
DAMIAN HARRELL WR, 6-3, 190, Jr. Miami (San Francisco City College)-
Talented receiver who should contribute immediately...combines excellent size with 4.4 speed ... a Blue Chip Illustrated JUCO All-American... received Max Emfinger's highest rating for a receiver ... recorded 67 receptions for 1,160 yards and 17 touchdowns last season ... JUCO head coach compares him to Jerry Rice ... a fluid receiver with excellent hands ... very elusive and able to change directions after the catch ... attended the same high school (South Miami) as James Colzie ... one of Florida State's three junior college signees ... will graduate from SFCC in May.
DEXTER JACKSON QB, 6-1, 185, Fr. Quincy, FL (Shanks)-
One of the nation's most gifted athletes whose versatility could allow him to play a number of positions ... will play quarterback for FSU ... a USA Today honorable mention choice ... SuperPrep's #2 run/pass quarterback ... Blue Chip Illustrated's #5 run/pass quarterback ... member of Forrest Davis' Sweet 16...Orlando Sentinel's Super 24 ... 4A first team All-State ... Tallahassee Democrat's Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year ... both rushed and threw for over 1,000 yards as a senior ... completed 68 of 120 passes for 1,216 yards and 12 TDs as a senior ... rushed for 1, 111 yards and 17 TDs on 110 carries ... in two years as starting quarterback passed for 2,013 yards and rushed for 2,893...
scored 55 touchdowns in his career at Shanks... also was Shanks' kicker and punter ... responsible for 260 points ... runs a 4.5 40 ... state champion in
the 300 intermediate hurdles and runner-up in the 110 high hurdles as a junior ... averaged 13.8 points a game playing point guard.
JERRY JOHNSON DL, 6-2, 270, Fr. Ft. Pierce, FL (Central)-
Defensive line prospect with superb athletic talent ... highly regarded on both sides of the line ... USA Today 2nd team All-America ... Tom Lemming's #2 noseguard in the country ... National Recruiting Advisor's and Max Emfinger's #1 center ... member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team ... Forrest Davis All-South member ... Tom Lemming's #18 player in the Southeast ... Orlando Sentinel All-South selection ... first team 6A All-State ... played mostly on offensive line and graded at 89 percent ... tenacious player on both sides of the ball ... has a 405-pound bench press ... possesses 4.7 speed... state heavyweight wrestling champ as a junior... state runner-up in the shot put ... reminds high school coach of Warren Sapp ... hails from same high school as Seminole offensive lineman Anthony Phillips.
WALTER JONES OL, 6-5, 275, Jr., Aliceville, AL (Holmes Community College)- One of the best junior college players in the nation a year ago ... combines size with tremendous quickness ... has reportedly run a 4.7 ... called one of the greatest lineman in JUCO history by Max Emfinger ... has a 370 pound bench press with a 30-inch vertical leap ... rated the top junior college player in all of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and was his region's Player of the Year ... tremendous pass protector ... gave up just one sack in two seasons at Holmes ... great athlete who was used as a tight end the second half of last season ... did not begin playing football until the ninth grade ... FSU's first verbal commitment ... tied for Max Emfinger's #1 offensive tackle member of Blue Chip Illustrated's JUCO All-American Team.
DAN KENDRA QB, 6-2, 225, Fr. Bethlehem, PA (Central Catholic)-
The nation's consensus #1 quarterback ... USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year ... Tom Lemming's #1 quarterback ... Max Emfinger's #1 quarterback ... named to Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team during preseason ... completed 100 of 173 passes for 1,988 yards and 21 touchdowns his senior year ... mobile quarterback who rushed for 718 yards on 123 carries...bench presses 365, squats 500 and has 4.5 speed ... also ranked as the country's top quarterback by the National Recruiting Advisor ... career totals at Bethlehem Catholic include 307 of 624 passing for 6,087 yards, 60 TDs and 32 INTs ... rushed 392 times for 1,939 yards and 31 TDS during career...named ESPN, Parade, USA Today and SuperPrep's Player of the Year ... noted for physical and mental toughness...
said to have a linebacker's mentality ... high school coach Bob Stem called him the best high school player he's seen in 33 years ... hails from same
region in Pennsylvania as NFL QBs Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly and current Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus ... father played for Bobby Bowden at West Virginia ... has a black belt in tae kwon do.
SEAN KEY DB, 6-1, 180, Fr. Hialeah, FL (American)-
One of the top defensive backs in the South... SuperPrep's #5 defensive back in the nation during preseason and the #30 player in Florida regardless of position ... the National Recruiting Advisor's #6 defensive back in the Southeast...
Tom Lemming's #13 cornerback nationally and #49 nationally at all positions ... Max Emfinger's #9 free safety prospect in the country ... first team All-State choice in 6A ... Super 24 selection ... made Forrest Davis' third-team All-South ... tremendous closing speed ... runs a 4.45 40 ... very aggressive... had 6 interceptions ... returned an INT 102 yards for a touchdown ... broke up 3 passes ... recovered 2 fumbles ... recorded 52 solo tackles ... outstanding
athlete who has triple-jumped 47 feet ... close friend of FSU cornerback Samari Rolle ... thin build should allow him to add weight.
THEON RACKLEY SS, 6-2, 217, Fr. Tallahassee, FL (FAMU)-
One of the nation's most highly-recruited defensive backs ... rated as Max Emfinger's #7 strong safety prospect in the country ... SuperPrep's #44 rated player in Florida ... Tom Lemming's #55 player in the Southeast and a member of his All-American team ... member of Blue Chip Illustrated's All-Southeast region team ... Florida Times-Union considers him the state's #2 strong safety prospect ... runs a 4.49 40 ... hard-hitting safety who registered 111 tackles as a senior ... recorded 7 interceptions and 14 pass break ups ... as a junior made 135 tackles with 8 interceptions ... his high school's career leader in interceptions with 18 and tackles with 349 ... nine times over the past two years an opponent had to be helped off the field after getting hit by Rackley ... also an effective fullback who had 65 carries for 415 yards and 3 touchdowns ... averaged nearly 10 yards per carry as a junior ... member of state championship basketball team.
JEREMI RUDOLPH TB, 5-9, 185, Fr. Apopka, FL (Apopka)-
One of the most talented running backs in the country ... Orlando Sentinel's Bill Buchalter calls him the best high school football player to come out of central Florida in over 25 years ... runs with incredible strength and authority for his size... Florida's Player of the Year for 6A ... received USA Today honorable mention ... runner-up for state's Mr. Football...a Super Senior 24 selection and an Orlando Sentinel AllSouth pick ... as an option quarterback his senior season rushed for 1,738 yards on 134 carries for a 13-yard average ... rushed for 24 touchdowns...passed for 13 touchdowns and over 400 yards ... has great vision and field awareness...SuperPrep's #35 player overall in Florida...Tom Lemming has him #35 in Southeast ... also one of the nation's top baseball prospects ... ranked #73 nationally by Baseball America ... plans to play baseball in college.
LARRY SMITH DL, 6-4, 270, Fr. Folkston, GA (Valley Forge (PA) Prep)-
Standout defensive lineman at Valley Forge Prep School ... member of All-Philadelphia Inquirer team...recorded an impressive 11.5 sacks last
season ... credited with 51 tackles (35 solo) ... also played offensive guard for Valley Forge Prep... good speed for his size at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash...excellent strength with a reported bench press of 375 pounds ... one of the most highly-recruited prep school athletes in the country.
ERIC THOMAS OL, 6-3, 253, Fr. Miami, FL (Columbus)-
Offensive line prospect who can play either pulling guard or center ... quick lineman whose strengths are pulling and pass blocking ... named to first team All-Dade County ... second team All-State selection in class 6A ... SuperPrep's #28 offensive line prospect nationwide ... Florida Times-Union ranks him
Florida's third best offensive guard prospect ... the National Recruiting Advisor's #10 guard in Southeast ... high school coach called him the best lineman he's ever coached ... has 5.0 speed.
CHRIS WALKER DL, 6-6, 225, Fr. Cocoa, FL (Cocoa Beach)-
Defensive line prospect whose stock has risen dramatically ... has tremendous growth frame and potential to be outstanding pass rusher ... member of Forrest Davis' second-team All-South squad ... SuperPrep's #21 linebacker in the nation and 14th-best prospect in Florida..National Recruiting Advisor's #6 defensive end in Southeast ... Tom Lemming's #72 prospect in the Southeast ... member of Atlanta Constitution's Super Southern 100 ... totalled 59 tackles, 2 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 fumbles caused and 2 blocked kicks while playing on a winless team ... tremendous quickness and pursuit ... great athletic ability evidenced by his 50.8 400 meter time ... has long jumped 21'7" and high jumped 6'4"...runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... brother, Silvester is a standout defensive lineman for Hinds Community College.
PETER WARRICK WR, 6-0, 175, Fr. Bradenton, FL (Southeast)-
Considered by some the nation's best wide receiver ... the National Recruiting Advisor's #1 wide receiver and #7 player nationally ... Max Emfinger's #1 receiver ... Parade All-American...Forrest Davis's first team All-South ... USA Today honorable mention... first team 5A All-State ... an Orlando Sentinel All-South selection ... Tom Lemming's #3 player in the Southeast ... member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team ... SuperPrep's #2 wide receiver nationally and the #1 player in Florida ... Super Senior 24 ... Tampa Tribune's #10 player nationally ... led Southeast to two consecutive state titles...played wide receiver as a junior and caught 36 passes for over 600 yards and 9 touchdowns ... missed first three games as a senior due to hernia operation ... played quarterback last season and rushed for 673 yards and 13 TDs ... completed 49 of 96 passes for 1,109 yards 13 TDs and 3 INTs... outstanding punt returner who returned 3 punts for touchdowns as a junior and 1 as a senior ... ran a reported 4.28 40 last spring ... bench presses 250 pounds ... state runner-up in the long jump as a junior at 23'4"...averaged over 16 points a game in basketball.
JASON WHITAKER OL, 6-5, 265, Fr. Panama City, FL (Moseley)-
Versatile offensive lineman who could play a number of positions on the line ... possesses excellent quickness ... can play any position on the line from center to tackle ... graded the highest for an offensive lineman at his high school in the last nine years ... was a second team All-South choice by Forrest Davis ... rated the state's #4 offensive tackle by Florida Times- Union ... rated by the
National Recruiting Advisor as the Southeast's #15 offensive tackle...high school coach points out strengths as excellent blocking ability and attitude ... member of Atlanta Constitution's Super Southern 100 team.