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Three FSU recruits to keep an eye on

Several incoming defensive players for Florida State reacted to the hiring of Mark Stoops this afternoon on Twitter. Will the departure of the defensive coordinator that made the Florida State defense what it is today, change the decision of these future Seminoles? Will they consider following Stoops to Kentucky, a la John Wall and company following John Calipari from Memphis to the Bluegrass?


Outside Linebacker Freddie Stevenson

A four-star linebacker out of Bartlow High School in Bartlow, Florida. At 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, Stevenson is built for speed — which his 4.54 40-yard dash indicates. Stevenson is ranked the No. 23 linebacker in the 2013 class and the No. 47 prospect in the state of Florida.

He had a long list of offers, most notably from Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, Ole Miss, NC State, Purdue, Penn State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.

Stevenson shared his thoughts on the situation on Twitter.

But he added that he is still 100 percent committed to Florida State.


Defensive End Davin Bellamey

A three-star weakside defensive end from Chamblee, Georgia. Bellamy is ranked the No. 30 defensive end in the class.

He had a long list of high-profile offers, including Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Kentucky.

Bellamy seems committed to Florida State, so long as the head coaches and other special unit coaches remain in place. Time will tell if other FSU coaches follow Stoops’ suit.


Cornerback Marquez White

A three-star recruit from Dothan, Alabama. White is the No. 34 cornerback in the 2013 class and had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, among others, and had a slight interest in Kentucky. But undoubtedly with better offers, the Cats didn’t get much of a look.

Marquez White joined the Twitter parade this afternoon when news was still being broke and neither UK Athletics nor FSU Athletics had confirmed the news. He was much more vague with his comments.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

22 Comments for Three FSU recruits to keep an eye on

  1. Uhhhh
    6:06 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    None of those guys sound like they want to come to UK

  2. ?
    6:11 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Why do we need to keep an eye on them when obviously they seem like they are going to stay put in Talahassee?

  3. HicksPickSix
    6:14 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    …In other breaking news, none of these recruits will make the jump to UK!

    I’d expect a post like this from Corey Nichols. Poorly played, Hammer. You’re better than this.

  4. Hal
    6:14 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    so in summation:
    recruit 1: no.
    recruit 2: no.
    recruit 3: f^^^ no.

  5. Chief McHeath
    6:15 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    “Not a good look” is not an ambiguous statement and is in no way vague.

  6. Ha!
    6:17 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    All responses were great. Hell from the title I thought we had some recruits Lookin at us. Nope, just guys stayin

  7. Bulldawg
    6:19 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    these dudes are obviously spittin beachnut in Kentucky’s eye. Oh well, just like with the coaching search, UK will find other fish in the sea. GO CATS!!!

  8. gossie21
    6:24 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Am I missing something?

  9. John
    6:25 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hmmm… Why should we keep an eye on these recruits again?

  10. TheBurghCat
    6:26 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Is anyone else old enough to remember UK football coach John Ray. He also came in as a defensive coordinator. What he really coordinated was a lot of losses and dreadful low scoring games. All I can say about this hire is BOORING! Now we have to wait through another four or so years of awful football for the next coaching hire.

    Such a disappointment!

  11. mudcreekmark
    6:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Why would you think that any of these recruits would come here just because a coordinator quit? If Jimbo Fisher came here then we may see some come aboard. That would be like if Coach O gets a head coaching job at Morehead and Noel leaving to play for them.

  12. Brian N. Stewie
    6:47 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink


  13. Travis
    6:55 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Apparently the #4 CB 5 star recruit will take a visit to UK now

  14. dumb
    7:26 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    This is one of the stupidest posts ever on this site….which is saying A LOT.

    Sadly, I’ll likely eat these words within the week.

  15. beezer
    7:34 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    13. Mackenzie Alexander. UK recruited his twin brother. Mackenzie is a great player, and his brother was somewhat recruited by FSU but I believe they thought FSU was using him to try and get to Mackenzie, which Mackenzie didn’t really care for. He has committed to two schools and had about 5 different leaders so to say his recruitment is eventful would be an understatement.

  16. mores
    7:46 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    We should keep an eye on these guys because…they provided more evidence than any other recruits that they won’t come here? Down is up, BTI doesn’t suck and Corey Nichols is witty.

  17. Bradley
    8:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, keep an eye on all-pro safety Ed Reed, of the Baltimore Ravens. He played for Stoops at Miami and had this to say: ” I love crab cakes. Especially with Old Bay seasoning. Funyons are good to.”

  18. VinylCAT
    8:18 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Why is this even up? They seem to have no interest in coming to UK. Could’ve thrown in something that has more to do with UK than 3 FSU commits who don’t seem to give a flip about UK. Just Sayin…..

  19. Catlogic15
    8:37 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Eye here……Eye gone.

  20. Booyakasha
    9:23 pm November 27, 2012 Permalink

    Heard from an FSU source fairly close to Stoops that Elliot will be on a short list for DC. He also said James Coley would jump at the chance to be the REAL OC at Kentucky.

  21. G-Unit
    12:15 am November 28, 2012 Permalink

    What a dumbass!A KSR writer decides to write this article saying to watch guys that already committed to FSU. THATS stupid… aint no one already committed to FSU gonna leave…. you need to go look at the Top 200, all the undecideds from the florida area that FSU was a favorite for and also that were recruited by stoops or coley or anyone outside of Jimbo Fisher. Those are the guys to watch… not jim bob the 4 star DE that already committed…

    Here… I will do your job for you:

    Those players are as follows:

    Jermaine Grace (LB) 6’1-196lbs
    Tarean Folstow (RB) 5’10-220lbs
    Taj Williams (WR) 6’4-175lbs
    Will Likely (DB) 5’7-172lbs
    Tony Stevens (WR) 6’3-175lbs
    Alex Collins (RB) 5’11-207lbs
    ***Jaynard Bostwick (DT) 6’5-290lbs
    ***Denver Kirkland (OL) 6’6-333lbs

    All in top 300, All 4 Star Athletes- and Bostwick and Kirkland were very vey big on Coley.

  22. 502Cat
    12:39 pm November 28, 2012 Permalink

    #21- Thank you for giving us info that this post should have included!

    We welcome G-Unit as the next KSR writer! lol