Florida State Seminoles Need to Address Defensive Issues in Recruiting

By Dave Daniels
USA TODAY Sports- Melina Vastola
USA TODAY Sports- Melina Vastola

The Florida State Seminoles are probably looking forward to the upcoming season, and Jameis Winston is a major reason. His theft of crab legs notwithstanding, the Seminoles have a lot of reason to be excited about. As for their recruiting over the summer, their assistant coach Tim Brewster thinks that they need to focus on the defensive side of the ball.

“I would say corner for sure on defense is a big priority,” said Brewster  to ESPN about the Seminoles biggest needs. “Defensive tackle would be a close second, maybe defensive end. On offense, we’re going to lose four out of five starting offensive linemen to graduation after this season. Last season, we had a phenomenal offensive line recruiting class, and it’s just really critical to address that each and every year. We have to do well at those positions the rest of the way for our class to reach the type of success we expect.”

Brewster also mentioned that they needed to take advantage of last season’s national title momentum, and they are well on their way to doing that. It could be one of the best recruiting classes in the school’s history.

The Seminoles should definitely be the favorite to win their conference again next season, but I am not sure if they will repeat as national champs. The Alabama Rolling Tide might have something to say about that, and we will have to see if Nick Saban can get them back to the land of plenty.

One thing is for sure; if Winston can keep himself free from off the field issues, then the Seminoles will be riding behind one of the Heisman favorites next season.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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