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FSU's six 2014 pledges all on Watch List

9/27/2012

Earning and accepting commitments of underclassmen comes with a certain degree of risk.

Coaches know more often than not how they will fill out, where they can project and what to expect of these prospects by the time they are seniors. But still, a lot can happen in a year.

Florida State has six commitments in the 2014 class. And they all come from the state of Florida.

Given their close proximity, the Seminoles coaching staff should be, and is, familiar with them. Additionally, they should get a boost in justification, as all six verbals are on the ESPN Watch List.

Receiver a position of need

The Seminoles' current offense showcases a deep and explosive group of wide receivers. But with any team, they won't be around forever. Florida State will need to replace them with talented players if they want to continue their success.

Well, they are on the right track.

Three receivers have already committed to the Noles, and all are on the Watch List and regarded as top talents in the state of Florida. J.C. Jackson (Immokalee/Immokalee), Jake McCrary (Miami/Coral Reef) and C.J. Worton (Homestead/South Dade) all seem to very solid in their commitments to Jimbo Fisher and his staff.

JoJo Robinson (Miami/Northwestern), another commitment, could also see time at wide reciever down the road even though he's listed as an athlete.

Edge rusher talent continuing

Denzel Ware (Crestview/Crestview) had offers from the who's who of college football before choosing Florida State on Sept. 2. Defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, assuming he stays at his post, will continue to have weapons off the edge like he does now in Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine.

Top running back headed to Tallahassee

Going into the Miami area has been fruitful for the Seminoles over the past few recruiting classes, and Joseph Yearby (Miami/Central) might just end up being one of the best of the bunch. He has been named an All-American by the USA Today as a junior and being named to ESPN's Watch List adds further credibility.