Florida State, Florida A&M Bring In Top Recruits On Signing Day

Florida State, Florida A&M Bring In Top Recruits On Signing Day
Posted at 12:34 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 00:34:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Wednesday was national signing day for high school athletes across the country. The Florida State Seminoles signed 18 recruits on Wednesday, and added with the seven early enrollees, the Noles hauled in 25 athletes for the class of 2016.

That class, ranked number one by ESPN in the country, their fifth top three finish in Jimbo Fisher's tenure. Thirteen of Wednesday's signees were Under Armour All-Americans, and four were US Army All-Americans. Sixteen of them are in ESPN's top 300, while twelve play defense, eleven play offense, and two are specialists.

Fisher said Wednesday he's happy with the class, adding he thinks they covered everything they needed. The Seminoles signed fifteen five star recruits, but Fisher noting stars or no stars, what matters most is what they do when they get to Tallahassee.

"I want to rank the classes after they leave. That's what I'm worried about," he said. "What they accomplished, what they did, how we won, and how we developed them as people, students and players. That's all there and we know about it, but at the end of the day. I agree with a lot of it, and I disagree with a lot of it. At the end of the day, you know what it is? Opinions."

The FAMU Rattlers, also signed several athletes, including five from the big bend. Alex Wood, who's entering his second year as head coach of the Rattlers, said he's excited about the talent he's bringing in, and even more excited to be able to pick them up close to home.

"Our recruiting footprint begins in Florida, and obviously locally," he said Wednesday. "We want to make sure that we do a good job of evaluating the local talent and I know we're not going to get them all, I know we're going to miss on some. People have to realize also there's limitations. We're an FCS school, we only have so many scholarships available, so we can't recruit them all, but we're going to try do the best job of picking the right ones."