FSU recruiting class drops to No. 12

Florida State's team RecruitingNation class ranking has fallen for the third consecutive time Thursday.

Since the middle of July, the Seminoles expectedly lost commitments from Maquedius Bain and Sojourn Shelton. Neither was thought to be in the class on the first Wednesday of February, 2013.

But the true reason the class ranking dropped is due to additions by other teams in the rankings.

Clemson moved up from No. 12 to No. 11 and sits immediately ahead of the Seminoles in the pecking order. LSU, too, moved up from 11 to 10.

Both programs have added commitments. Florida State has not.

The Seminoles additions will come, with two prominent names in the mix.

Defensive end Davin Bellamy is set to announce his choice Aug. 11. And top prospects such as outside linebacker Matthew Thomas have Florida State at the top of their list.

Should coach Jimbo Fisher have a successful season on the field this fall, FSU fans can expect this ranking to wind up being much higher when all is said and done.