Florida State Seminoles: Northwestern Wildcats


The Opening presented by Nike Football will take place July 7-10 at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, with 162 of the nation's top high school football prospects set to compete. With four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition among the best of the best, The Opening is the perfect chance for recruits in the Class of 2015 to make big jumps and shine on the national stage.

Here are five prospects with the most to gain at the prestigious event:

Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin Derham-Hall), the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015, has narrowed his top list. After much deliberation, Cornell has cut the list of schools in the running down to 15.

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When the Seminoles offer a scholarship to a prospect from Minnesota, programs across the country are bound to take notice. So now offensive tackle Frank Ragnow (Victoria, Minn./Chanhassen) is on every program’s radar, especially in the Midwest.


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Coveted OLB names a top five 

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Outside linebacker Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) isn’t exactly sure of how many offers he has. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior has not counted them. Once he had received over 30 offers to the top programs in the nation, there really seemed no point in doing so. Pugh is more concerned about the five that he has on top.


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It's been quite a February for John Battle (Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale).

No less than five of his eight total offers have come in during the last 12 days -- from schools such as Florida State, West Virginia, South Florida, South Carolina and Rutgers.


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Noles 16th in Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Alabama CheerleadersStreeter Lecka/Getty ImagesAlabama, with three of the past four national titles, is No. 1 in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2013.

There are still seven months before the start of the 2013 season, and the teams and their order figure to change frequently, but it's never too early to take a look at the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2013.

With three national championships in the past four years, there's no reason to change the team that's on top. Florida State, with some rebuilding on the way and a new quarterback to break in, is No. 16.

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Defensive back Artie Burns (Miami/Northwestern) was part of a large contingent of Northwestern players at the June session of Jimbo Fisher’s Football Camp. The ESPN 150 prospect worked exclusively with Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.


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The USC Trojans received a big commitment Wednesday night from ESPNU 150 Watch List quarterback Max Browne (Sammamish, Calif./Skyline), and Lane Kiffin and staff weren't about to let that momentum stall. Thursday afternoon, the Trojans hosted ESPNU 150 Watch List tailback Justin Davis (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln).

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Davis visited USC with his mother, father and brother. The same group visited USC in early February for the Trojans junior day, but Davis said this time around he had many more opportunities to tour the campus and meet with coaches and players.

"They did everything right on this trip," Davis said of USC. "Everything was just about perfect. They made me feel at home."

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