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2013 FSU Football Signing Class

Posted By David Botello On February 6, 2013 @ 4:36 PM In 1040 Sports,Florida News,Insider Main,Insider Show,main feature,NCAA,Sports Media | No Comments

Now that the 2013 National Signing Day frenzy has slowed to a gentle walk , I present to you the official, updated list of the 2013 Florida State football recruiting class. The Noles pulled a few 5-Star studs from swaying to the dark side (#1 rated outside linebacker Matthew Thomas is from Miami and was considering the Canes; #4 rated cornerback Jalen Ramsey snubbed the Gators and Trojans to play in Tallahassee) For the Noles, this was a year to fill some positions of need and to create some depth after loading up for the past few seasons.

The big miss of the day would have to be along the offensive line, where the Noles missed out on three huge (literally) recruits. Austin Golson was committed to FSU for the longest time, but his lady friend decided to go to Ole Miss, so you know how that goes….Denver Kirkland from Miami was thought to join teammate and FSU commitment Matthew Thomas in Tallahassee, but Arkansas and the SEC pays more. Laremy Tunsil was also thought to be a heavy Nole lean until Ole Miss pulled a “Blue Chips” and left a duffle bag full of cash on his doorstep. This is, of course, all in good fun and I wish them all the best of  luck with their playing careers and academic goals. Besides, we all know that Ole Miss did things the fair and right way when it comes to recruiting, just like the rest of the SEC.

All-in-all, it was a pretty solid recruiting haul for the Seminoles and yet another Top 10 finish in the recruiting rankings. ESPN had the Noles at #9, Rivals had FSU at #11, average those up and you get 10. (I went to college). Player rankings listed below are according to Rivals.

Local Note: The Seminoles signed two local standouts from the Tampa Bay Area. 4-Star Ryan Green (St. Pete Catholic) comes in as the #3 rated running back in the nation, while Jeremy Kerr (St. Pete High) arrives at FSU as a 3-Star tight end.

Name [1]
Pos [2]
Ht [4]
Wt [5]
40 [6]
Stars [7]
Jalen Ramsey
DB
Nashville, TN
6’0″
190
4.5
* * * * *
Matthew Thomas
LB
Miami, FL
6’3″
205
4.6
* * * * *
Keith Bryant
DT
Delray Beach, FL
6’2″
306
* * * *
Ira Denson
OL
Madison, FL
6’4″
317
5.7
* * * *
Ryan Green
RB
St. Petersburg, FL
5’10″
187
4.5
* * * *
Isaiah Jones
WR
Milton, FL
6’4″
194
4.7
* * * *
EJ Levenberry Jr.
LB
Woodbridge, VA
6’3″
226
* * * *
Freddie Stevenson
LB
Bartow, FL
6’1″
220
4.5
* * * *
Demarcus Walker
DE
Jacksonville, FL
6’4″
280
5.0
* * * *
Marquez White
DB
Dothan, AL
6’1″
180
* * * *
Levonte Whitfield
WR
Orlando, FL
5’9″
176
4.4
* * * *
Nate Andrews
ATH
Fairhope, AL
6’0″
180
* * *
Wilson Bell
OL
Prichard, AL
6’4″
296
* * *
John Franklin
QB
Plantation, FL
6’1″
171
4.4
* * *
Ryan Hoefeld
OL
New Orleans, LA
6’3″
265
5.2
* * *
Desmond Hollin
DE
Brooklyn, NY
6’4″
265
4.7
* * *
Ro’Derrick Hoskins
LB
Orlando, FL
6’3″
215
* * *
Jeremy Kerr
TE
St. Petersburg, FL
6’6″
254
* * *
Tyrell Lyons
LB
Jacksonville, FL
6’2″
220
4.5
* * *
Jesus Wilson
ATH
Miami, FL
5’9″
165
* * *
Davarez Bryant
DE
New Smyrna Beach, FL
6’4″
250
* *

 

Look for a full report and breakdown of the 2013 FSU recruiting class coming up soon in the first edition of The Reynolds Report, your one-stop shop for Seminole football off-season news and tidbits. We’ll also take a trip in the DeLorean down Old School Lane and look back at some of the greatest players and games that helped shape the Seminole football program.

You may ask yourself, how in the hell could this get any better? Well, it wouldn’t be named The Reynolds Report if it wasn’t for one of the greatest Seminoles of all-time, Mr. Burt Reynolds. Yes ladies and gents, the legend of the Bandit began in Tallahassee, where he carried the pigskin for the Noles and undoubtedly romanced his king’s bounty of FSU coeds.

Each week, in addition to FSU related news, The Reynolds Report will feature a tribute (pics, video clips, classic lines) to a classic Burt Reynolds character. (Spoiler Alert: 98% of the characters feature the iconic Burt mustache) You’re welcome.

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