FSU 2015 recruiting class headquarters for National Signing Day

FSU 2015 recruiting class headquarters for National Signing Day

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FSU 2015 recruiting class headquarters for National Signing Day

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It’s finally here, NoleSports fans!

National Signing Day is here and welcome to our coverage.

Check out our Cover It Live Blog below with tweets, polls and other updates. Also, please feel free to join the conversation!

Florida State made its first splash of the day Wednesday, securing a pledge for four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis from Washington, D.C, but did fall short to Michigan for Delray Beach Atlantic defensive end Shelton Johnson, and USC for the No. 1 cornerback in the nation, Iman Marshall.

The Seminoles will likely finish with the No. 3 class in the country, according to Rivals and 247Sports’ composite team rankings. Rivals has USC ahead of Alabama, while 247Sports has Alabama at No. 1 ahead of USC and FSU.

Marshall, from Long Beach, California, revealed his decision with a video documentary posted on Bleacher Report, ending with him putting on a USC hat and walking into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Exclusive: 5-Star CB Commits on B/R

Lewis, who was considering Miami and Kentucky, received late interest from FSU — enough for him to commit to the Seminoles’ 2015 recruiting class without taking an official visit to the school.

Lewis’ pledge adds some much-needed depth at the cornerback position with five-star signee Tarvarus McFadden after juniors P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby opted to enter the NFL Draft last month.

While FSU locked up four-star quarterback Deondre Francois, the Seminoles could not get a commitment from the nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle in Terry Beckner Jr., who committed to Missouri.

11:20 update: Brian Bell’s high school coach issued a statement on Bell not signing with FSU.

Tweet by Jamie Wachter

Updates throughout the day:

Most notable update: 10:20 a.m.: Deondre Francois’ letter is signed and was received by FSU at 9:56 a.m.

7:34 a.m.: And we have our first National Letter of Intent from Auden Tate, three-star receiver from Tampa Wharton.

7:51 a.m.: Abdul Bello’s LOI is in! Four-star offensive lineman who played at Montverde Academy last season.

7:56 a.m.: Nyqwan Murray has joined FSU’s 2015 recruiting class. His NLI has been received.

8:01: FSU reports three-star safety A.J. Westbrook’s fax has been received at 7:45 a.m.

8:03: Four-star linebacker Sh’Mar Kilby-Lane’s NLI was received at 7:05 a.m.

Twitter updates on National Signing Day

8:25: Junior college linebacker Lorenzo Phillips was sent his LOI in to FSU. It was received at 7:06 a.m..

8:36: Three-star defensive tackle Darvin Taylor’s LOI was received at 8:25 a.m.

8:40: Three-star offensive lineman Cole Minshew’s letter has been received by FSU.

9:00: There are reports Tarvarus McFadden and three-star tight end Jalen Wilkerson have signed their LOIs. FSU has yet to announce those signees.

9:21: FSU received an LOI from three-star offensive lineman David Robbins at 9 a.m.

9:38: Tarvarus McFadden’s LOI is in. FSU locks up a much-needed cornerback in the five-star prospect from Plantation American Heritage High School.

Deondre Francois causes social media stir with his college commitment status

Other topics of interest:

It took about 7 hours, but Byron Cowart’s National Letter of Intent has made it’s way to Auburn just after 4:10 p.m.

Cowart announced his committment to Auburn over Florida after 9 a.m., but his LOI was not faxed during the interim.

Cowart, as you know, did not choose to visit Florida State last weekend. His relationship with Will Muschamp, I’m sure, had a big part in the move.

Here are the early enrollees:

Calvin Brewton, four-star safety out of Miami Central.

George Campbell, five-star wide receiver from East Lake High in Tarpon Springs.

Derwin James, five-star safety from Haines City.

De’Andre Johnson, three-star quarterback out of First Coast High in Jacksonville.

Jacques Patrick, four-star running back out of Timber Creek High in Orlando.

Da’Vante Phillips, four-star wide receiver out of Miami Central. I’m sure you guys remember this story…

Dalvin Cook’s grandmother helps Da’Vante Phillips get to FSU

Josh Sweat, five-star defensive end from Chesapeake, Virginia.

Ethan Frith, grayshirt offensive tackle from Summit, Mississippi.

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