Florida State Seminoles Pick Up Two Huge Commitments at The Opening

By B.L. Lippert


Trey Marshall
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The Florida State Seminoles had to wait until the third and final day of The Opening for their recruiting news, but their patience was rewarded with two significant commitments Wednesday night.

Three-star safety Trey Marshall and four-star offensive guard Corey Martinez both announced their commitment to the Florida State class of 2014, giving the Seminoles 17 commitments already.

Marshall was thought to be a Seminole lock for a while now, but there was still some speculation that Ole Miss might steal him at the last minute. He made a huge statement with his performance at The Opening earlier in the week, running a blazing 4.34 forty-yard dash.

Marshall was thought to be a bit of a tweener in the secondary, perhaps lacking the top-end speed necessary to player corner in college, but apparently that might not be true. Regardless, he has tremendous versatility and provides defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt lots of options with his overall athleticism.

Martinez had dozens of high-profile offers, but ultimately decided to play in Tallahassee as well. The 6-foot-4 302 pound Tampa, Florida native has played tackle in high school, but projects best as a guard at the next level.

He moves well for his size and uses his hands very well in his pass set. He isn’t a spectacular run blocker at this point, but does everything well fundamentally. He plays with a physicality and tenacity that Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett will love. In time, he could become an outstanding player for the Seminoles.

There were a lot of commitments this week at The Opening. Although it took a few days, the Seminoles finally got in on the action in a big way.

B.L. is an ACC Football Writer for Rant Sports and can be followed on Twitter @coachlip.

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