Florida State University is no stranger to collegiate athletic success. The school's football program took advantage of its past success to recruit some of the best high school players of 2016, based on commitments announced on Wednesday, National Signing Day.
FSU had a busy day to say the least, rounding up a total of 25 players: one 1 5-star player, 17 4-star players and seven 3-star players.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher told the Tallahassee Democrat he “had a good feeling on most of the guys and felt [Wednesday] went how I thought it would go.
Before the start of National Signing Day, FSU was ranked No. 4 in the country. After signing day, the Seminoles moved up to the No.1 spot.
According to ESPN, FSU topped LSU, Ole Miss and current national champion Alabama.
Another ranking, by 247Sports, listed FSU No. 2 and Alabama No.1. Alabama has been ranked No. 1 by one media outlet or another for six consecutive years.
“We know where we’re at, but it doesn’t matter. I want to rank the classes after they leave,” Fisher told the Tallahassee Democrat.
Fisher has secured a top 5 recruiting class position in the last six seasons. “When you do know that and it works out that way, it’s a great deal.”
Here's how other Florida teams are ranked by 247Sports:
No. 13: University of Florida
No. 21: University of Miami
No. 61: University of South Florida
No. 66: University of Central Florida
No. 97: Florida Atlantic University
No.120: Florida International University.