Earlier this week, the Florida State Seminoles received a commitment from two four-star quarterbacks. Kai Locksley called head coach Jimbo Fisher, giving him his pledge just a few minutes before Deondre Francois made his decision in front of people at his high school.
What does this mean? Well, it means there are currently three four-star quarterbacks committed to the Seminoles for the 2015 recruiting class, with De’Andre Johnson being the other. Most of the time, teams will only take two quarterbacks in a class, let alone three of the nation’s best signal callers.
So, why is it that these three would all want to compete for one spot on the same team? Some may think it’s the upward swing the Seminoles have taken and winning a national championship doesn’t hurt either. But that’s not their reasoning; it’s because of Fisher.
He has an outstanding track record when it comes to developing quarterbacks in college and getting them ready for the next level. There have been eight of his quarterbacks drafted, while three of those (Jamarcus Russell, Christian Ponder and E.J. Manuel) have gone in the first round. Plus, once Jameis Winston decides to enter the NFL Draft, that’ll make four first-round draft picks.
Young recruits who want to develop, learn and grow into an elite collegiate quarterback want someone they trust and someone they know can get them there. Without a question, Fisher has been one of the best quarterback coaches in college football over the last decade.
It is highly unlikely all three will stay committed when it’s all said and done, but one thing is for certain: they didn’t just commit to Florida State, they committed to the quarterback guru Jimbo Fisher.