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Florida State’s 1999 Official Football Signees

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Alonzo Jackson

  • DL, 6-4, 245
  • Americus, GA (Americus)


    A standout defensive line prospect from the state of Georgia…joins high
    school teammate Fabian Walker in FSU’s signing class…a USA Today
    Honorable Mention All-American…selected as a SuperPrep All-American after
    playing both offense and defense in high school…a first-team class 2A
    all-state selection…ranked the No. 24 defensive lineman in the nation by
    SuperPrep and the No. 25 prospect by Dixie…rated the No. 110 player in
    the Southeast by Tom Lemming…member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s
    Super Southern 100 and Top 50 in Georgia…recorded 116 tackles, 16 sacks
    and three blocked kicks as a senior…selected FSU over Georgia and
    Florida.


    Fabian Walker

  • QB, 6-2, 205
  • Americus, GA (Americus)


    Talented quarterback who stacks up among the best in the country…set the
    Georgia state record for career passing yards (8,281 yards) and touchdowns
    (81)…an USA Today All-USA honorable mention selection…earned Georgia
    high school player of the year as well as class 2A all-state honors
    following his senior year…member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s
    Super Southern 100 and Georgia Top 50 teams…selected to the Orlando
    Sentinel’s All-Southern team…rated the No. 16 player in the Southeast and
    No. 43 nationwide by Tom Lemming…listed as the state of Georgia’s No. 3
    prospect by Bill Buchalter…ranked the No. 66 recruit nationally by the
    Tampa Tribune….finished his senior season with 3,187 yards passing and 30
    touchdowns…totaled over 8,100 yards and 80 TD over his career…speed
    reported at 4.6 in the 40…joins Americus teammate Alonzo Jackson as a
    member of this year’s FSU signing class…selected FSU over Georgia and
    Central Florida.


    Today’s Earlier Signees


    Anquan Boldin

  • QB, 6-2, 205
  • Pahokee, FL (Pahokee)


    Listed as one of the top prospects in the country by nearly every
    publication…possesses excellent speed and arm strength…a USA Today
    All-USA first-team selection and Florida Player of the Year…a Parade
    All-American…Florida’s Mr. Football…first-team 3A all-state
    player…SuperPrep’s No. 1 skilled athlete and No.1 prospect
    nationally…Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Football Player of
    the Year for Florida (overall athletic and academic performance)…ranked
    as the No. 7 prospect nationally by Tom Lemming…No. 1 prospect in Florida
    by the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune…ranked as the No. 1
    prospect in Florida by the Gainesville Sun…the No. 37 prospect nationally
    by The Sporting News…named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super
    Southern 100…member of the Orlando Sentinel’s All-South team and the
    Florida Times-Union Super 75 team…named to the PrepStar Dream Team…the
    top rated player in the state of Florida on Bill Buchalter’s All-Southern
    team…as a senior, completed 133 of 233 passes for 2,842 yards and 36
    touchdowns…also rushed for 1,497 yards and 20 touchdowns…grabbed four
    interceptions on defense…set a state record with 11,433 total yards in
    his career…cousin of current Seminole offensive lineman Ronald
    Boldin…selected Florida State over Florida and Miami.


    Randy Golightly

  • FB/LB, 6-2, 237
  • Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian)


    Tough, hardnosed player that will likely play fullback for the
    Seminoles…played defense in high school, earning first-team Class 2A
    All-State honors as a linebacker…rated the No. 63 prospect in Florida by
    SuperPrep…ranked No. 116 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming…recorded 146
    tackles (23 for a loss) as a senior…exceptional strength with a bench
    press of more than 420 lbs….selected FSU over Wake Forest and Southern
    Miss.



    Cornelius Collier

  • LB, 6-1, 220
  • Miami, FL (Palmetto)


    Among the nation’s best at the weakside linebacker position…earned
    first-team class 6A honors following his senior season…rated the top
    weakside linebacker in the state by the Florida Times-Union…the No. 10
    prospect in the state of Florida by the Gainesville Sun… SuperPrep’s No.
    8 linebacker nationally…member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s
    Super Southern 100…named to the the Super 27 by the Orlando
    Sentinel…No. 28 prospect in Florida according to the Tampa
    Tribune…garnered Florida Super 75 honors from the Florida
    Times-Union…rated among the top 10 weakside linebackers in the country by
    the National Recruiting Advisor and the No. 143 prospect in the Southeast
    by Tom Lemming…totaled 127 tackles and five sacks as a senior at Palmetto
    High…selected FSU over Auburn and Florida.


    Darnell Dockett

  • DL, 6-4, 260
  • Burtonsville, MD (Paint Branch)


    Regarded by many as the top defensive end in the nation…a first-team USA
    Today All-American and Maryland Player of the Year…a Parade
    All-American…1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions High School Player of the
    Year for Maryland (overall athetic and academic performance)…named as an
    All-American by Student Sports magazine…ranked the No. 2 prospect in the
    nation by RivalNet…rated the No. 3 prospect nationally by the National
    Recruiting Advisor…SuperPrep’s No. 2 defensive lineman and No. 25
    prospect nationally…No. 17 prospect in the country by The Sporting
    News…Tom Lemming’s No. 6 prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region (No. 42
    nationally)…ranked No. 13 in the country by the Tampa Tribune…named to
    PrepStar’s Dream Team…tallied 171 tackles (109 solo), 15 sacks, two
    caused fumbles, three recovered and three blocked punts in his senior
    season…set a school record with 47 sacks in his career…joins Tommy
    Polley as the second player from the state of Maryland on the
    roster…selected FSU over Ohio State and North Carolina.


    Kevin Emanuel

  • DL, 6-4, 240
  • Waco, TX (Waco)

  • Heralded signee from the state of Texas who was originally a member of the
    1998 class…enrolled this spring after meeting academic standards…has a
    frame that would allow him to add an additional 25 pounds…tallied 71
    tackles (29 solo), seven sacks, one interception (for a TD), two fumble
    recoveries and two fumbles caused in his senior season…had a 310-pound
    bench press and a 40-yard dash time of 4.83 out of high school…the
    Central Texas Defensive Player of the Year…David Garvin’s No. 1 defensive
    end in the state of Texas and No. 5 player overall…rated among the top
    eight rush ends in the nation and tabbed an All-American by the National
    Recruiting Advisor… named as the No. 5 defensive line prospect in the Big
    12 region by PrepStar…SuperPrep’s No. 32 defensive lineman in the
    preseason…cousin of Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver Bert
    Emanuel…chose FSU over Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma State and Iowa.


    Kendyll Pope

  • LB, 6-2, 212
  • Lake City, FL (Columbia)


    Regarded by many as the best defensive player in the state of Florida and
    one of the top linebackers in the nation…a first-team USA Today
    All-American and Parade All-American…earned first-team 6A All-State
    honors…recognized as one of the top five players in Florida by Bill
    Buchalter…listed as the No. 14 prospect in Florida and No. 63 nationally
    by the Tampa Tribune…No. 32 prospect in the nation according to The
    Sporting News…the No. 5 linebacker in the country by SuperPrep…named to
    the the Super 27 by the Orlando Sentinel…member of the Atlanta
    Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100…ranked the No. 3 prospect in the
    state by the Gainesville Sun…rated as one of the Super 75 prospects in
    Florida by the Florida Times-Union…named to the PrepStar Dream
    Team…recorded 175 tackles, seven sacks and four caused fumbles as a
    senior…hails from the same high school as current FSU player Brian Allen
    and former FSU All-American Reinard Wilson…selected FSU over Florida,
    Alabama, Tennessee and Ohio State.


    Corey Whitaker

  • OL, 6-4, 290
  • Pace, FL (Pace)


    Joins Kevin Emanuel as a spring enrollee after meeting academic
    standards…originally a member of the 1998 signing class…regarded as one
    of the top offensive lineman in the state a year ago…played tackle in
    high school, but is athletic enough to play either guard or tackle at the
    collegiate level…attended the same high school as former Seminole
    quarterback Thad Busby…graded out at 80 percent or better on his blocks
    over junior and senior seasons…a Florida Times-Union Super 75 selection
    at guard…recognized as one of the top 50 offensive line prospects in the
    Southeast by PrepStar…tabbed as an All-American by the National
    Recruiting Advisor…selected FSU over Alabama, Syracuse and Florida.


    Jeff Womble

  • DL, 6-3, 295
  • Dunwoody, GA (Dunwoody)


    Listed as one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the nation…a
    second-team USA Today All-American…earned first-team class 4A all-state
    honors as a senior…the No. 4-ranked defensive lineman in the country and
    the No. 29 prospect overall by SuperPrep…rated the No. 44 prospect in the
    country by the National Recruiting Advisor and Tom Lemming…listed at No.
    29 in the country by the Tampa Tribune…recorded 69 tackles (40 solo), 15
    tackles for loss, caused five caused fumbles and tallied 18 quarterback
    hurries this season…selected FSU over Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

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