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After some premature tweeting, McCray is in.
Deandre Johnson, a 2015 quarterback recruit out of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast High School, committed to the Florida State Seminoles Friday.
Johnson can't enroll at Florida State for another 36 months, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a high-profile player.
Casual high school fans will remember his high school team being destroyed in the state final, but Johnson was a very impressive QB during his freshman season. A dual-threat passer, Johnson has a good arm and already claims offers from North Carolina, Clemson and Florida State. At just 6'0 and 170 pounds, it's important to remember that growth and projections are a big part of recruiting evaluations.
Johnson made a visit to Tallahassee for the Jimbo Fisher Camp, but did not workout. But for Florida State's coaches, his freshman tape was apparently enough to accept the commitment.
Mackensie Alexander, one of the top cornerbacks in the country, has been a tough recruit to follow. Out of Immokalee, Fla., High School, he rarely does interviews, and when he does, he seems to enjoy playing with reporters and having fun with the recruiting process.
Josh Newberg snapped this photo of Alexander clowning around with Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops:
Previously, Alexander had committed to join the Tennessee Volunteers without ever making a visit to Knoxville. He subsequently decommitted and reopened his recruitment. Florida State has offered his brother, Mackenro, a safety who is considerably less heralded. There is also a question as to the pair making it into school academically, but they have expressed a desire to play together in the past.
JoJo Robinson, a 2014 ATH out of Miami Northwestern, has committed to FSU. Slot or corner. Still developing.— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) July 19, 2012
JoJo Robinson, a 2014 athlete recruit out of Miami Northwestern High School, committed to Florida State Thursday. Robinson can play either slot receiver or cornerback, and is still developing as a prospect. Robinson also holds early offers from Miami and LSU.
SB Nation will catch up with Robinson over the summer to get more on this talented prospect's choice.
Florida State takes the lead for a talented Miami linebacker recruit.
Jacques Patrick, a national recruit from Orlando Timber Creek High School, has has quite the off-season. The 6'2, 200-pound running back might not remain at that position as he grows, but the fifteen-year old has already shown enough to convince college coaches that he is worth an offer.
Patrick has been on a tour of some of the top colleges recently, and has chronicled his journey via Twitter.
The Orlando runner had a blast at Georgia, but was unable to earn an offer because Mark Richt was out of the office. Patrick expects an offer soon.
His next stop was Alabama, where he posed with the Bear Bryant statue and walked away with an offer from the Crimson Tide.
Wednesday, Patrick stopped in Tallahassee to visit Florida State for the Jimbo Fisher camp. He met FSU running back Devonta Freeman and hung out on campus.
Patrick made the mistake of tweeting "It could possibly end today...," which threw recruitniks for a loop given that Patrick has said he does not plan to make an early decisiion.
When asked about the comment, Patrick said "Oh, that had nothing to do with recruiting. My decision is far in the future, but I may have on school that's standing out next week."
FSU fans believe that school will be Florida State, Patrick's childhood favorite.
Patrick had previously earned offers from Auburn, Arizona, Florida, LSU, Miami, Vanderbilt and UCF.
The Jimbo Fisher Football Camp will bring nearly 100 top recruits to Tallahassee Wednesday through Friday. Florida State's coaches will instruct, teach, and of course, evaluate top recruits. Here's a look at the top players Tomahawk Nation analysts will be focusing on at each position.
A trip to Tallahassee impressed the big tight end prospect.
Freddie Stevenson, a top Florida linebacker, has a top four of Florida State, Texas A&M, Penn State and Florida. All but UF have offered.
Featuring two seniors committed to Florida and Florida State, and another top BCS sophomore, First Coast High has the best group of linebackers in the country.
Ira Denson, a top offensive guard commitment for the Seminoles, was in town for FSU’s big man camp and thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Had a great time at da fsu lineman camp today— Ira Denson (@iracowboy74) June 17, 2012
The poor recruit he faced in this clip, however, did not.
Davin Bellamy, a top defensive line recruit from Georgia, visited Florida State today for a visit at the tail end of the Jimbo Fisher Camp. He came away very impressed.
Watching a 3-D movie in Florida St theatre— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
Getting treated like a king down here >>>— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
These women at Florida St >>>> RT @STFU_BRENT: These women in downtown Atlanta>>>>>— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
Florida St was the best visit so faar
— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
SB Nation Recruiting will catch up with Bellamy on Monday or Tuesday to get more of his thoughts.
Davin Bellamy didn’t make it to Tallahassee in time for the Jimbo Fisher Camp as originally planned, but the talented Atlanta (Ga.) Chamblee Carter defensive end will be in Tallahassee Saturday to tour the campus and meet with Florida State’s coaches, he tweeted.
Bellamy is a four-star recruit and a promising defensive line prospect at 6’4 and 230 pounds.
On the way to Florida St.— Davin Bellamy (@BroughtBack_10s) June 16, 2012
SB Nation Recruiting will attempt to catch up with Bellamy at the conclusion of his visit.
I wasn’t able to make mention of this during the chaos of Thursday’s rain-soaked camp, but Miami defensive tackle commitment Keith Bryant did stop by the camp Thursday with his brother, according to Chris Nee of Rivals.com.
Florida linebacker commitment Daniel McMillian, of Jacksonville, Fla., First Coast High School made a surprising visit to the Jimbo Fisher Camp on Thursday. And before the rains came, McMillian showed well in coverage. Check out these exclusive SB Nation clips of McMillian covering some of the top backs and tight ends in the state.
In this clip, McMillian faces off against an unknown running back. The runner doesn't exactly sell the route all that well, but McMillian does do a nice job to flip his hips, stick his foot in the ground and go.
In this clip, McMillian faces off against who appears to be Lorenzo Woodley, a running back out of Miami, Fla., Columbus High School.
In the third clip, McMillian is all over the tight end from Lake Mary.
In this clip, McMillian gets a great jam and reroute against tight end Jordan Davis, but is perhaps a bit too aggressive as Davis turns upfield.
McMillian looked quite good Thursday. He is extremely athletic, long and has a great build. Most services have him as a top-five linebacker nationally and I saw nothing Thursday to indicate that he is undeserving of such a ranking.
Jordan Davis, a top recruit from Houston (TX) Clear Lake High School, earned an offer from the Florida State Seminoles. He is 6’4, 250 pounds and with plenty of time left in his recruitment (2015 prospect), might grow into an offensive tackle.
Here is Davis running a pass route against Florida commitment Daniel McMillian.
After Thursday morning’s performance, Florida State offered Michael Deeb at linebacker. Other offers should soon follow for Deeb.
On a day in which many of the state's elite recruits had not yet arrived for Florida State's Jimbo Fisher Camp, Rashard Robinson was impossible to miss. Wearing an orange helmet and Seminole-branded socks (see image below), the 6'1, 168-pound Robinson was impossible to miss. Florida State's coaches definitely didn't, as defensive coordinator Mark Stoops and head coach Jimbo Fisher watched the Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely cornerback recruit with great interest.
Despite his height -- tall for a corner -- Robinson showed impressive agility and change of direction during drills. I spoke with Robinson recently during the Heath Evans Foundation Charity 7-on-7 event in Palm Beach, Fla.
Many believe that LSU is the most likely destination for Robinson. The recruit didn't deny that, but also indicated that others have a chance as well. "Florida State, Oklahoma... all my schools have a chance. Whatever schools are the best for me are what I'll go to," Robinson said. "I want to go to a school with a great football program, a great learning environment and a great crowd," Robinson said. "That'll help me be a better man in life and hopefully go to the NFL," he added.
In addition to the Jimbo Fisher Camp, Robinson plans to attend the Al Golden Camp at Miami, where he expects an offer from the Hurricanes. He also plans to camp at LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Rumors were swirling earlier that Robinson would not qualify for college and would have have better luck enrolling in junior college. He denied those rumors. "Actually, I am going to have a 3.0 GPA for this semester," said Robinson, who started the semester with a 2.2 GPA. Robinson, who took his ACT Saturday, said that the recruitment process opened his eyes to the importance of academics and work in the classroom. He plans to make his decision on National Signing Day.
For more on OU football, visit Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine.
Many one of the state's top prospects will arrive for the Thursday portion of the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp. But one recruit made sure to be there for every minute: Ryan Green of St. Pete (Fla.) Catholic. Green, one of the top running back recruits in the nation, wanted to be sure to be there to support everyone else. "I wanted to be here to support my teammates," Green said. Even though he came out with a large group, Green elected to not work out in the heat. He plans to work out tomorrow instead.
The 5'10, 190 pound running back has been to Tallahassee more times than he can count. "Oh man, I don't even know. A bunch of times. I love it up here," Green said when asked about his previous trips to Florida State.
One of the main draws for Green to Florida State is coach Eddie Gran. "Coach Gran is like a second father figure. I love his spirituality and that he doesn't use profanity. I can trust him and he is about coaching." Green couldn't point to one thing he impressed Coach Gran with. "Everything. I've gotten better in all areas," Green said.
There's some speculation that Green could pull the trigger for the Seminoles while on his visit. He said that he will make a decision "whenever I feel comfortable. I don't have a timetable." The last time SB Nation spoke to Green, his top three schools were Florida State, Florida and Notre Dame.
"That's still my three, but some other teams have jumped in too, like Tennessee and Auburn," Green explained. "I went up there and liked what I saw. They are big time schools and big time football programs with great facilities." Green had just visited Tennessee and Auburn on his way back from a recent trip to Notre Dame.
What will it take for Green to commit to a school? "The right fit. It has to feel right. The academics have to be right. Florida State has shown me that. And Notre Dame has shown me that too. I just have to feel comfortable," said Green, who is looking to study Zoology, Biology or Communications.
Stick with SB Nation for more updates from Ryan Green tomorrow during the Jimbo Fisher Camp.