With Florida State employing a very proactive approach to recruiting, prospects are being identified and offered faster than ever before in Tallahassee. That also means Tomahawk Nation will speed up its coverage.Today, I catch up with Florida State's second commitment of the 2012 class, Dalvon Stuckey- the top defensive tackle in Florida.
When you take a look at 2012 Florida State commitment Dalvon Stuckey of Walton High School, his size immediately pops off the page. Stuckeyis a 6'4 295 lbs defensive tackle who commited to the Seminoles back in September. That's not huge for a senior in high school, but considering there are still 18 months until he steps foot in Tallahassee, it's quite big.
I stress that it is very early in the ratings process, but at this juncture he looks to be a four-star talent and top-50 player in the State of Florida for 2012, with the chance to climb that list with another impressive senior year. Stuckey is a well put together 295 lbs and can move for a big man running a 4.9(hand timed) last summer. He combines that speed with impressive strengh having a 365 pound bench press to his resume.
Dalvon recieved an offer this summer at the Jimbo Fisher Camp, and three months later he was a Nole. When I asked him how he felt about the FSU offer, Dalvon said " I've always been a FSU fan growing up. It was my dream offer."
Dalvon was a force to be reckoned with on the defensive line this year for Walton High. " I was a terror in the backfield. I had around 65 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries," Dalvon said when asked about his season.
With a committment so early should there be any worry of a switch? "No, I'm a Nole. I don't plan on visiting any other college this year. I will be attending FSU Junior Day this weekend along with the Jimbo Fisher Camp this summer."
Dalvon reports a 2.8 GPA and is being proactive in planning to take the SAT later this year. It is important that prospects don't wait to take standardized tests until the last minute as procrastination could eliminate the opportunity to take it again should a prospect need to do so.
Here is some film on Stuckey. I think that is his sophomore film and anxiously await his junior tape. Thanks to Dalvon for his time and I'l look to chat with him again over the summer to see how Spring ball went.