Lamarcus Joyner did not possess the prototypical size of a five star prospect. However, his burst and athleticism made him one of the most desired recruits in the entire country. Ohio State was FSU’s biggest competition for Joyner, but at the end of the day Lamarcus always saw himself as a Seminole.
Joyner’s intensity and passion for the game made him a joy to watch throughout his FSU career where he shined at multiple positions in the secondary. Arguably Joyner’s best game as a Seminole came in FSU’s 51-14 thrashing of Clemson in 2013. In that game Joyner recorded eight tackles, forced two fumbles, and came up with a big interception.
Joyner was nothing short of spectacular on the field during his FSU career, but his greatest impact might have been when he committed to FSU and Jimbo Fisher. Joyner is considered by most to be the first great recruiting pull of the Jimbo Fisher era; his commitment gave FSU the momentum they needed on the recruiting trail leading them to eventually pull in stars such as Christian Jones, and Telvin Smith. Always a fan favorite, Lamarcus Joyner is one of the top recruiting victories of the Fisher era for multiple reasons.