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Friday, April 12, 2013
FSU weekend visitor preview

By Corey Dowlar

The Seminoles will host several visitors for this weekend's spring game. Here's a quick rundown of who they are and why they mean something.

WR Johnnie Dixon

Favorite(s): Florida

Why he's important: Dixon, a prospect who has long been considered a Florida lean, is at least taking the time to visit Florida State. He does have a Seminoles offer, but there is a long way to go for him.

DB Mike Johnson

Favorite(s): Florida State, Louisville

Why he's important: Florida State was the first big, in-state school to offer Johnson. He hasn't yet seen the campus.

OL Josh Allen

Favorite(s): North Carolina, Florida State

Why he's important: Florida State quite simply needs offensive linemen in this class. The Seminoles would like to get Allen to focus on them rather than the Tar Heels.

ATH Jimmy Bayes

Favorite(s): Committed to USF

Why he's important: Bayes is at least showing interest enough to come up to Tallahassee after taking his ACT, while being committed to USF. He's an intriguing athlete who could get a few extra looks.

LB Brice Hamilton

Favorite(s): None

Why he's important: After suffering a major leg injury last season, he will be a guy schools monitor to see whether he's fully recovered.

ATH Ryan Davis

Favorite(s): Florida State, USF

Why he's important: Davis claimed an offer from the Seminoles early this fall. He has ties to Lawrence Dawsey and likes the Florida State program.

RB Jordan Scarlett

Favorite(s): Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Miami

Why he's important: Scarlett will be one of the top running backs in the state of Florida in 2015. Getting him on campus as much as possible will be beneficial.

OL Zack Bailey

Favorite(s): Florida State

Why he's important: The Seminoles took the plunge and offered Bailey recently. He's at a position that FSU has traditionally struggled recruiting, but they are on him early.

ATH Kerryon Johnson

Favorite(s): Alabama, Florida State

Why he's important: Jeremy Pruitt identified Johnson early and was the first to offer him. Johnson likes the Seminoles a lot, but getting him away from the state of Alabama will require visits like these.