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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sometimes recruiting really comes down to luck.
Jimbo Fisher made a trip to Miami Central to evaluate a running back, but the recruit was taking classes in night school. So Fisher instead found himself watching the backup tailback in practice.
And he knew Devonta Freeman was a running back he wanted.
I stayed there and watched him the whole practice, Fisher said. And the more he watched he found himself saying, This guy is pretty good.
Freeman was more than pretty good. He was a pretty good diamond in the rough. Fisher and running backs coach Eddie Gran talked about Freeman and both wanted to make him a scholarship offer. The kid who had flown under the radar, who wasnt even given a star rating -- let alone a state or national ranking -- got an offer to play for the Seminoles.
You have to trust evaluations, Fisher said. Recruiting is one thing. Evaluating is another. Im not saying were gurus. We make mistakes all the time.
We wanted to get that offer out t...
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In Monday's press conference this week, Jimbo Fisher took special note of NC State's pass offense behind quarterback Mike Glennon, a prospect Fisher had recruited for Florida State. While NC State isn't as dangerous as they were last season, they're leading the ACC in passing yards per game and Glennon has proven he can make big plays.
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