Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher
Total Number of Commitments: 25
No program in the ACC is better positioned than Florida State for long-term recruiting success in football. The Seminoles have every ingredient necessary to lure in top high school talent on an annual basis. Between three national championships on the gridiron — including one that today’s high school players vividly remember — in the last 25 years, dozens of current NFL standouts, four consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins, 34 straight bowl appearances, regular conference titles and a brand that’s recognized internationally for football success, it’s no surprise that the school is always a destination for 4- and 5-star talent.
Even in relation to Clemson, which is another popular choice for elite-level recruits, FSU holds a geographical advantage because of its location in a state rich in blue-chip prospects. And unlike small private schools such as Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest, the program is not always held back by the same academic restrictions as some of the other teams in the ACC.
Top-10 classes have become the norm in Tallahassee, and the 2016 signing group is no exception. The class includes a balance of heralded in-state prospects as well as sought-after recruits from outside of Florida, mostly up and down the East Coast. Jimbo Fisher and staff looked west, however, for arguably the most important signee of this cycle. Early enrollee Malik Henry hails from Long Beach, California, and is expected to be the future at quarterback for the Seminoles. Get access to the rest of this article and unlimited access to the rest of ACCSports.com when you upgrade to Premium Access! Click on the button below to view all the benefits of becoming a Premium Access member.
Premium Access members receive:
Get access to the rest of this article and unlimited access to the rest of ACCSports.com when you upgrade to Premium Access!
Click on the button below to view all the benefits of becoming a Premium Access member.