Orange Bowl 2012: FSU trip could boost recruiting

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Florida State's recruiting efforts could be boosted by their appearance in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day, their second game in Miami this season.

The upcoming Orange Bowl will be the Florida St. Seminoles' second game in Miami this season, and head coach Jimbo Fisher thinks that another appearance in South Florida could provide a boost to their recruiting efforts in the region:

"I think the more times we can come back here, I think the better it is," Fisher said. "It only enhances our ability to get those players."

The Seminoles defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 30-17, earlier this season, which provided an important victory over a conference and recruiting rival. South Florida is considered by many to be one of the best recruiting grounds in the country for football, if not the best. The Noles are still in pursuit of five-star South Florida linebacker Matthew Thomas, and have four committed players from the region in their 2013 recruiting class. They're also recruiting Thomas' teammate at Booker T. Washington High, offensive lineman Denver Kirkland.

There are currently 15 players on the FSU roster from South Florida.

The Seminoles will face the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Orange Bowl, which will take place at 8 p.m. ET on New Year's Day.

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