FSU football: OL recruiting outlook after Jason Zandamela commits to USC

Florida State offensive coordinator/line coach Alex AtkinsSyndication Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State offensive coordinator/line coach Alex AtkinsSyndication Tallahassee Democrat /

FSU football currently does not have any offensive linemen committed to their 2024 recruiting class.

Florida State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Alex Atkins is considered one of the best recruiters on the Seminoles’ coaching staff.

Another one bites the dust

FSU has its sights set on three offensive linemen prospects this recruiting cycle: Four-star offensive tackle Manasse Itete, four-star offensive tackle Jonathan Daniels, and four-star interior offensive lineman Jason Zandamela.

Unfortunately, Itete committed to the Trojans on June 5th after he utilized his first official visit on USC (previously crystal balled to FSU).

Déjà vu happened again on Tuesday afternoon as Zandamela decided to take his talents to Los Angeles, California.

This is disappointing to say the least considering that both prospects were scheduled to officially visit during the loaded June 23rd recruiting weekend.

What’s the next move for FSU?

What should FSU do now?

They have to continue to expand their recruiting target board. Redshirt seniors Bless Harris, D’Mitri Emmanuel, and Casey Roddick will exceed their eligibility after the 2023 season.

It starts with ensuring that four-star offensive tackle Jonathan Daniels from Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida commits to the Noles. The 6’3”, 280-pound offensive lineman has been trending in a positive direction for a while now.

Targets to monitor

Can FSU be able to get heavily involved with some of their other targets such as five-star Brandon Baker, four-star Nyier Daniels, three-star Tye Hylton, and three-star Deryc Plazz?

Out of the list of prospects, it seems as though Hylton is the most likely to commit to FSU, given that he is visiting campus this upcoming weekend.

Waltclaire Flynn Jr. to the Noles?

Will the Seminoles open the door for a prospect such as four-star interior offensive lineman Waltclaire Flynn Jr. from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia (high school teammates with the four-star tight end target Kylan Fox)?

Flynn Jr. has a timetable to commit on July 1st. He has only officially visited Texas A&M and UCF. FSU was one of his first-ever offers on July 30, 2020, so that relationship with Coach Atkins could pay dividends later if the Seminoles decide they want to fully push for his services.

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