On Monday, Florida State Seminoles’ head coach Jimbo Fisher officially announced five early enrollees.
5-star running back Dalvin Cook, 4-star linebacker Kain Daub, 4-star safety Trey Marshall, 3-star junior college offensive lineman Kareem Are and 2-star longsnapper Stephen Gabbard are all currently attending class at Florida State and will participate in spring football practice.
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Cook, who was previously committed to two Florida State rivals, the Clemson Tigers and Florida Gators, is the headliner. The Miami Central High School standout rushed for 1,940 yards and 24 touchdowns on 177 carries in 2013 and was named “Mr. Football” in the state of Florida. He is considered the country’s second best running back and 13th best overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
The 6’3, 234-pound Daub attended Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville and is considered the fourth best inside linebacker and 73rd best overall prospect in the class of 2014.
Marshall, who is 5’11 and weighs 196 pounds, attended Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida, the same school that produced All-American defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. He is considered the 11th best safety prospect and 170th best overall prospect.
The 6’6, 335-pound Are attended Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. He is the second ranked junior college guard and 42nd best junior college prospect.
Gabbard is 6’3, 220 pounds and was brought in as a long snapper. He is considered the third best long snapper in the class of 2014. He attended nearby Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee.