FSU, Miami score top grades

Originally Published: February 5, 2014
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com

A team-by-team look at the 2014 recruiting classes in the ACC:

Grade

Florida State Seminoles

The last team not named Alabama to sign the nation's top-ranked class has made a run at the recruiting crown in 2014. The Seminoles' class offensively is headlined by No. 3 RB Dalvin Cook, No. 2 WR Ermon Lane and No. 6 WR Travis Rudolph, who fill needs and give Jameis Winston terrific young weapons. Linebacker Kain Daub and defensive end Lorenzo Featherston headlines the class defensively. ESPN 300 outside linebackers Jacob Pugh and Delvin Purifoy bring size and range to the position, and Derrick Nnadi brings stout play to a defensive front that is losing top players like Tim Jernigan. The Seminoles had a big need on the offensive line and came out big on signing day with ESPN 300 OT Roderick Johnson, a player with great size and physical tools to develop. They reached into the junior college ranks for guards Chad Mavety and Kareem Are. Three-star tackle Brock Ruble is the tallest prospect in the 2014 class nationally, checking in at 6-foot-9.