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This week, we tackle a few questions surrounding a variety of topics in the 2018 class.
Brandon asks about former Seminoles running back commit James Cook, who of course, is the younger brother of former Seminoles star rusher Dalvin Cook.
Cook came out on Thursday evening and announced his commitment to Georgia. He was once committed to the Seminoles.
— James Cook (@thegreat__4) October 26, 2017
But all is not lost for Florida State. The Seminoles backfield is as loaded as it ever has been.
Star freshman Cam Akers has a bright future ahead of him and fellow freshmen Khalan Laborn and Zaquandre White are waiting in the wings for their opportunity.
It’s worth noting that Dalvin Cook made three commitments before settling on Florida State, and the younger Cook is on his second one.
I think James will stick with Georgia as he’s been high on the Bulldogs ever since reopening his recruitment the first time around. However, anything is possible and nothing is final until he enrolls at his school of choice.
Justin asks about Florida State’s top recruit currently committed.
Going by the rankings, that would be 4-star cornerback Anthony Lytton. The Maryland native rates as the nation’s No. 5 corner and the No. 39 player overall in the 2018 class, and he’s one of three corners in the class rated among the top 100 overall prospects.
Lytton is a potential difference-maker on special teams as a return man and he also stars at receiver for his prep squad. He is the No. 2 overall prospect from Maryland and he pledged to Florida State in April. Alabama, Clemson and Georgia were among the other programs involved with Lytton before he committed.
Lytton took his official visit to Florida State for the Louisville game and he is firm in his commitment.
Babamp is referring to 5-star offensive tackle and current Oklahoma pledge Brey Walker.
The 6-foot-7, 320-pound Oklahoma City native has been committed to the Sooners since November of his freshman year, but he took an official visit to Florida State — seemingly out of the blue — for the N.C. State game on Sept. 23.
As detailed by Josh Newberg of Noles247, Walker got to take a tour of the campus and Florida State’s facilities before meeting with coach Jimbo Fisher. While the visit went well, it appears as if luring Walker away from the Sooners will be an insurmountable task.
Zachary tackles a question that appears to be a prominent one on the minds of Seminoles faithful. After missing out on 5-star Justin Fields, what will Florida State do about recruiting the quarterback position moving forward?
I believe Florida State wants to take a quarterback in 2018, and I think they should. But I don’t think the Seminoles will reach just to take a quarterback simply to fill a spot.
As Scout.com’s John Garcia Jr. noted, despite the lack of an offer, there appears to be mutual interest between Foster and the Seminoles.
Schools such as Alabama and Ohio State are still actively recruiting Williams. While the Seminoles have yet to join the fray, there could be a chance that he’s willing to at least consider the pitch from Fisher and his staff.
Perhaps another name or two emerges later on in the cycle or after the coaching carousel ensues after the season.