How UCF will compete for recruits with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins

Florida State has been the hottest team in college football for a long time, but it is not as if the Seminoles are a big name in the recruiting business. 

However, they are the only FSU program in the top five of recruiting rankings for the upcoming season, and the only team in the Top 15 of the Big 12. 

FSU has recruited at a rate that rivals the NFL, and is the only school in the conference with a national title on its resume. 

And the Seminole offense is well known around the nation. 

A look at how Florida State can compete for NFL talent and get the best of Miami: Fitting the bill: The Seminoles have recruited well. 

It has been well documented that FSU has had a strong recruiting base in the ACC, which is one of the strongest conferences in the country, and also one of its weakest conferences. 

For the 2017 season, FSU was ranked No. 3 in the FBS in total defense, No. 2 in scoring defense, and No. 5 in scoring offense. 

The team was also one-third of the nation’s best defense in pass defense and was ranked in the national top-25 in both passing and total defense. 

This season, the Seminols have the second-best pass defense in the Big Ten, and ranked No 1 in the nation in both pass and total offense.

 They have a great football program, too. 

In the last three seasons, Florida State is No. 1 in points scored (13.3 per game) and No 1 against the run (3.4 per game). 

This past season, Florida States defense led the nation by limiting teams to a season-low 547 yards. 

If FSU can do that against the Dolphins in 2017, they can certainly make a case for a Top 10 ranking, and could be one of just three schools in the SEC to do so. 

But it is all about the talent. 

Here are the key recruiting recruiting issues facing Florida State in 2017: Defensive Line: For many, the top defensive line prospect is probably defensive end David DeCastro, who was a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. 

DeCastro has the size and physical tools to be a star at the position. 

His best position of the year was outside linebacker, and he had eight sacks and five quarterback hurries. 

Another potential star, defensive tackle J.T. Thomas, also is an edge rusher and has good athleticism and a strong hands. 

Defending the run is also an area of concern. 

At 6-foot-4, 6-3, 321 pounds, Thomas has good size for the position, but he was not very good in pass coverage in his career. 

So there is concern about his versatility and strength. 

Outside linebacker James Laurinaitis, another former first-rounder, is also a potential star. 

Laurinaitis is a strong run defender, and has played inside at the college level. 

Thomas is more of a pass rusher. 

He played linebacker in high school and was not an outstanding athlete. 

There is a question about Laurinaits ability to play inside or outside. 

Also, defensive end D.J. Durkin is a big-bodied, strong pass rusher who was the top-ranked pass rusher in the draft in 2015. 

Durkin is the best player in the 2018 class, but Durkin will have to prove he is a player worth playing on Sundays. 

Cornerback: Florida State has two of the top cornerbacks in the entire country, but there is a major issue in that position. 

 There is still a lot to work on in terms of cornerbacks, but the problem is not that they are all bad. 

As a group, the three cornerbacks are very good. 

Bobby McCain, an Alabama product, is the top cornerback in the world. 

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Tavon Hall is another one, and both are projected to be in the first round. 

With two of them, they have three players who could potentially be starters in the next two years. 

Second-year pro Damarious Randall is a solid, long-armed corner, and junior college prospect Travaris Cadet has the ability to be one. 

Cadet was a key contributor for the Crimson Tide to the National Championship in 2016. 

All three are projected as starters in 2017. 

Offensive Line/Guard: Another issue that needs to be addressed is the offensive line. 

Florida has one of Florida State’s best offensive lines, and while there is not a lot of talent to go around, there is enough talent to make a run at one of those starting spots. 

Senior tackle Isaiah Johnson is a very good lineman and should be a starter. 

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