January 10, 2008 - by
Bradham, Parks, Powell And Williams Sign Grant-In-Aids With Florida State

Jan. 10, 2008


  • Four student-athletes have signed Grant-in-Aids to play football at Florida State and enrolled in school for the spring semester. Included in the group are the top prospect in the state of Florida, the fifth-best cornerback prospect in the nation, a top 10 inside linebacker and one of the leading contenders to take over for departing placekicker Gary Cismesia. Outside linebacker Nigel Bradham of Crawfordville (Fla.), inside linebacker Vincent Williams of Davenport (Fla.) and defensive back Terrance Parks of Fairburn (Ga.) are all members of Florida State‘s 2008 class. Kicker Shawn Powell of Rome (Ga.) was a member of the 2007 signing class.


    Terrance Parks

    6-1, 200, DB

    Fairburn, GA (Creekside)

    Rated the 36th-best player in America by ESPN and the fifth-best cornerback…ESPN believes he has the potential to become an elite player at the next level…Rivals ranks him as the 32nd-best safety in the 2008 class and the 27th-best prospect in the state of Georgia…a three-star safety according to Rivals…participated in the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game…led Team Click-Clack with three tackles in the game…recorded 45 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries during his senior year for the Creekside Seminoles… recorded 43 tackles and had four interceptions during his junior season…chose Florida State over Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee.


    Nigel Bradham

    6-2, 230, OLB

    Crawfordville, FL (Wakulla)

    Ranked the top player in the state, the 13th-best prospect in the nation and the top OLB in America by Rivals…a five-star rated outside linebacker by Rivals…ESPN ranks him as their fourth-best OLB and the 60th-best player in America…Sports Illustrated and TAKKLE have Bradham rated as the seventh-best player in America…a finalist for the 2008 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award…received honorable mention Army All-America honors as the best tackler…led the East team to a 33-23 victory and recorded four tackles in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…was the recipient of the EAS Speed and Strength Award…finished his senior season with 147 tackles, 12 sacks and four defensive touchdowns…recorded over 430 tackles and 20 sacks during his three-year career at Wakulla…chose the Seminoles over Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.


    Vincent Williams

    6-0, 210, ILB

    Davenport, FL (Ridge)

    Four-star inside linebacker by Rivals.com…ranked the ninth best inside linebacker in the country and the 24th-best prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals…also a member of the Rivals 250…ESPN has Williams rated at #40 at his position…had 122 tackles and 26 TFL as a junior in 2006…also played running back where he carried the ball 72 times for 604 yards as a junior… rushed for 138 yards on just 13 carries (10.6 average) and scored two touchdowns in Davenport’s 27-0 shutout win over Auburndale (Fla.)…chose Florida State over LSU, Ohio State and Florida.


    Shawn Powell

    6-5, 215, KS

    Rome, GA (Darlington Prep)

    As a senior, he hit 11-of-12 field goal attempts and averaged 51 yards a punt…chose FSU over VMI…a two-star prospect according to both Rivals and Scout.com…also received interest from Georgia.

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