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Florida State commits earn rave reviews at Rivals 5-star recruit challenge

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Two Florida State recruits impressed at the Rivals 5-Star Challenge over the weekend in Baltimore, according to the Rivals staff.

On Florida State tight end recruit Isaac Nauta ($), who is widely considered one of the three best tight ends nationally in what is an excellent year for tight ends:

The Florida State commit caught some linebackers off guard with his speed and he was assertive when the ball came his way. Nauta has strong hands and great hand-eye coordination that gives him the ability to make over-the-shoulder grabs with ease. The 6-foot-4, 239-pound prospect certainly backed up his lofty No. 1 ranking among tight ends.

And on offensive line recruit Baveon Johnson, of Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson:

All eyes were on [Kendall] Jones heading into the event, but Johnson was the one that raised some eyebrows during the one-on-one portion of camp Saturday. Johnson contained the 6-foot-5, 360-pound Jones by keeping a solid base and moving his feet to stay in front. Johnson also showed off a strong punch and got off the ball quicker than most.

None of these observations are surprising. Johnson has always been strong in camp settings and he shows good mobility on film. The big question on Johnson is the nastiness, as he does not finish many blocks and play with the power that his frame suggests he should. That is not something that can be shown in a camp setting.