Tallahassee, FL - Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher announced the signing of two junior college standouts who have been rated by Rivals.com as the top defensive end and top offensive lineman among two-year school players.
Defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine and offensive guard Jacob Fahrenkrug will enroll at FSU in January. They signed Grant-in-Aid and National Letters of Intent Wednesday.
“I’m very happy with them; excited about them,” Fisher said, following Wednesday’s practice. “Physically, they’ll fill some needs and give us some needed help.”
Carradine comes to FSU from Butler Community College in Kansas, the same school that produced current starting defensive end, senior Markus White. A two-year standout, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder led NJCAA with 16 sacks this season and recorded 26 sacks over the course of his career. He chose FSU over Georgia, Ohio State and South Florida
“He’s a big, athletic guy … can run, plays in space and can rush,” Fisher said of Carradine. “I think he’s a very good player.”
Fahrenkrug has gone from late-bloomer to dominant force in two seasons at North Dakota State College of Science. At 6-foot-4, 320 pounds, he will instantly be one of the biggest members of FSU’s offensive line. Arkansas and Auburn were also in the running for the big man.
“There are guys out there all the time that develop into players,” Fisher said of Fahrenkrug. “He’s really come on and has a lot of ability.”