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Just a little bit of a feel on these message boards that FSU football recruiting is stuck in neutral--decommitments, FSU falling out of targets' top-3 and top-5 lists, pessimistic comments by posters, criticism from high school coaches, etc.
Are things really kind of sucking right now for FSU? Is 2014 setting up not so well? Is there already a negative momentum?
Or is this just an impression from reading a message board, amplified by the echo chamber that a message board can become?
Note: I realize there is an article out there saying FSU has a quick jump on 2014, but a number of negative comments or reports have come in since that article appeared.
Somebody is going to say I'm a cliff jumper, tsk tsk, bad fan for wondering, whatever. I fully understand that such impressions can be false and can just be the result of message board noise and echo. I'm wondering what FSU looks like in the world OUTSIDE the distorted world of a message board, from somebody who might know.
Totally normal to have some lag and recruits not being contacted heavily yet as the majority of the staff changed over.
They just finished a furious close to 2013 recruiting and are now updating assignments and picking territories. Some kids will get contacted, and some won't as the new staff decides who are "its guys" and priorities.
If this kind of thing persists in a few months, be concerned. I really believe you will see that this staff is nothing if it is not a great group of recruiters.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
I'm about as pessimistic as they come, and other than problems that are common to every school not named Alabama... I don't see any major issues.
It's just wait and see now... Jimbo will either prove his detractors wrong this year, or his EGO and SS. Trickett will pull everything down with it.
He's earned the right for us to wait and see.
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