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Florida State football recruiting: Offensive line needs after Andrew Boselli

After the addition of Andrew Boselli, Tomahawk Nation breaks down FSU's offensive line recruiting.

Andrew Boselli
Andrew Boselli
Andrew Boselli

Florida State's 2016 recruiting class is currently No. 1 in the country per the 247Sports Composite, ahead of Miami and Ohio State. FSU holds 14 commitments, 11 of which are rated four-stars or better.

The most recent commitment was Andrew Boselli, a promising offensive lineman from Jacksonville. Boselli profiles as a guard or a center, and had numerous other elite offers.

After the addition of Boselli, Tomahawk Nation breaks down FSU's offensive line recruiting.

13 linemen return for Florida State in 2016 and attrition of one or two should be expected. Florida State will likely look to sign three to four offensive linemen, giving it a total of roughly 14 signed over the 2014-16 classes.

In addition to Boselli, FSU has a commitment from Baveon Johnson, one of the best center prospects in the country. Johnson is very big (6'3, 325) and while he needs to play with more of a nasty streak, he does pull out of his stance after snapping quite well, moving nicely for a big man.

Given the pair, FSU will now turn its focus mostly to offensive tackles, though taking another interior player cannot be completely ruled out.

Some targets include Stewart Reese, of Ft. Pierce Central, E Luke Elder of Lagrange (Ga.), and Josh Ball, a recent offer from Fredericksburg (Va.) Stafford Sr. high school, and Richrd Merritt, of Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.).

2016 is a particularly poor recruiting cycle for tackles in the state of Florida. None are currently rated as four-stars or in the top-30, making it easily the worst class in the last decade. FSU is lucky that it has excellent national prestige at the moment and can go get players from outside of Florida. It may need to do so at offensive tackle, unless an elite player emerges in-state.

FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett is very particular about his linemen and typically likes to work them out in camp settings (June, July). All of the listed have major offers and FSU seems in no rush to push for commitments right now.