FSU football has not secured a commitment from an offensive lineman prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t potential pledges on the way.
As I alluded to in my article from earlier, Class of 2024 three-star offensive tackle Tye Hylton from Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida, has emerged as a prospect that offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Alex Atkins has his eyes on.
On Tuesday afternoon, Hylton announced on his Twitter account that he will make his collegiate announcement on Friday, July 14th.
The Oviedo (FL) native officially visited the Seminoles during their loaded June 23rd weekend, where several highly-touted offensive weapons were on campus.
During his exit meetings with a variety of media members, Hylton stated that he would be making his decision in late July/early August. It looks as though the offensive tackle knows exactly where he wants to commit to.
He could have waited to announce after the dead period ended so that he could get another opportunity to visit elsewhere, but I suppose that Hylton is content with his decision.
He had a busy official visit schedule during the month of June, where he took trips to Penn State (June 2-4), Miami (June 9-11), Florida (June 16-18), and Florida State (June 23-25).
While fans may discount Hylton as a prospect because of his three-star ranking, it might be wise to trust the evaluation of Atkins. The offensive line coach has turned the Seminoles’ position unit from below average to highly serviceable in three seasons.
The offensive line class for the 2024 recruiting cycle is somewhat underwhelming. While the Seminoles missed out on two of its targets in four-star offensive tackle Manasse Itete and four-star interior offensive lineman Jason Zandamela, who both committed to the USC Trojans.
As it stands, Hylton has one crystal ball prediction in favor of the Florida State Seminoles.