FSU football: Noles make top 8 for 4-star DE Quintin Somerville

FSU football needs to replenish its talent on the edges once Joshua Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson exhaust eligibility. Quintin Somerville is interested.

FSU football needs a huge infusion of talent at defensive end with the departures of seniors Joshua Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson after the 2020 season.

Defensive end is a huge position of need for the Noles in 2021 as they have only signed two blue-chip defensive ends since Kaindoh signed in the 2017 recruiting cycle.

FSU has yet to land any defensive ends in the 2021 recruiting cycle, and it’s an area I’ve been pointing to for a while now that needs to be addressed.

Four-star defensive tackle Quintin Somerville announced his top eight schools Tuesday night, and the Noles were listed:


Somerville hails from Scottsdale, Arizona, and holds 16 offers from likes of FSU, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Utah, Memphis, Ole Miss, Washington, Vanderbilt, and others.

He’s considered the No. 70 player nationally and No. 4 strong-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 1 ranked player in Arizona.

He’s 6’3″ 230 pounds with several out-of-state schools in his top eight, so I think it’s safe to say there’s a good chance he’s willing to leave Arizona.

FSU, Georgia, and Michigan have the most prestige of the eight schools listed in his top eight.

FSU football offered on January 21st, 2020, and was the last school to offer him of those listed. Interestingly enough, Somerville was offered by Memphis in November 2017 when Mike Norvell was head coach and Somerville visited Memphis, which is a good sign.

Oklahoma currently leads the 247 crystal ball predictions but didn’t make the final eight list. This recruitment is going to come down to if Mike Norvell can get Somerville to visit Tallahassee or not.

The only problem is we have no time frame of when the temporary dead period will be lifted due to issues related to COVID-19. Nevertheless, it’s better to be listed in the final eight than not!