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Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Posted on: February 2, 2011 11:15 am
Edited on: February 2, 2011 11:17 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Lake City (Fla.) defensive tackle Tim Jernigan has been a difficult recruit for recruitniks to read, seeming at various times to be headed to either Florida State, or Florida, or LSU, or even Michigan. But the wait and speculation is over: Jernigan has announced that he will join Jimbo Fisher in Tallahassee, turning down runner-up LSU.

Jernigan represents a huge addition for the Seminole defensive line, both in terms of size -- he checks in at a well-built 6'2" and 275 pounds -- and in terms of his talent; Maxpreps lists him as the nation's No. 3 defensive tackle and No. 41 prospect overall. Though Jernigan may have to add a little more weight to become a top-of-the-line run stopper, he plays with superior aggressiveness that puts his impressive raw athleticism to maximum use. (If you're watching CBS College Sports, you just heard Rich Rodriguez call Jernigan the most powerful interior lineman he saw in high school this year.)

Jernigan's decision is just one more feather in Fisher's well-decorated 2011 cap. The Seminoles entered today with the nation's second-best class and even after missing on Tony Steward, don't look like they're going to be backsliding. Between Jernigan and players like safety Karlos Williams, the glory days of the Mickey Andrews 1990s defenses may be back sooner than anticipated.

More Signing Day coverage is here  at CBS.


Comments

Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:16 am
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

BURGERboy never made any reference to the Illinis grad rate, 69% however is rather commendable and rest assured they took their own tests.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Hey Illini Alum 85, if you did a little research before trolling you'd know that the graduation rate for FSU's football program is 73%. 
How about the Illinois program?  69%.  
Suck it, loser.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Now that Bobby Bowden has left do you think the Noles football program will crack the 30% graduation? Doubt it.



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

maybe now fsu can finally win the mighty ACC...
Good for the Noles.  May finally bring back the rivalry if some of these kids pan out.  We got our haul last year with one of the best rated classes of all time so I am still excited to see what those kids end up doing.  Go Gators!



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Hey "freerick", your days of the Gators on top are OVER! Sounds like sour grapes to me. Maybe Urban will change his mind again. I doubt it, he saw the hand writting on the wall! GO NOLES!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Too bad this article didn't get all the facts straight. FSU is wholely recognized as having the nation's BEST-(That is THE NO. 1)- recruiting class, not No. 2. On another note, Urban Meyer has helped the Noles far surpass my expections for it being this soon in Fish's tenure. Can't wait for the 2011 season to start to hear all the trash and bitching the GAYtor fans are going to be throwing out. GO NOLES



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

You better beleive it freerick.............GO NOLES AND GO JAGS!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Congrats to Jimbo and staff for a remarkable recruiting campaign.  It eclipsed my wildest expectations landing several 5's and numerous 4's.  Okay Johnny Raincloud, don't be negative because Timmy didn't sign with your 7-5 school.  Every poster here knows that at best, it's an educated crapshoot.  Do you want to double-down with the dealer showing 9?  That's my point.  You just don't know.  I'm looking forward to the second year of great Nole era. 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

That's totally Awesome!  Go Seminoles!Cool



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Top DT Tim Jernigan will be a Seminole

Well... Jernigan clearly picked the BEST, and most IMPRESSIVE school out of all the ones listed.


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