Saturday afternoon was the annual Under Armour All-America all-star game and it did not disappoint for Florida State fans that were hoping for a glimpse of the future.
You might remember Jameis Winston and Deondre Francois in these game in the past, leading their teams. Well, fans got to see similar results with 2016 Quarterback commit, Malik Henry. Henry was the best quarterback on either team and routinely completed passes in rhythm. He looked comfortable and only had one bad snap exchange with center commit Baveon Johnson. Henry finished the day going 9/12 for 75 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Speaking of Baveon, he played a solid Center for team highlight. He routinely stood up defensive lineman and also did a great job of getting to the second level and putting linebackers on skates. Johnson could be the best natural Center that Florida State has landed in a few years. Speaking of lineman, on team Armour, Florida State target, offensive guard Landon Dickerson put on his own show. He put on a highlight film at times with massive pull blocks, pancakes and overall solid blocking. Florida State will work hard to land the guard and add to what could be a great offensive line class.
2016 Kicker commit, Ricky Aguayo looked every bit the part of his brother, Roberto Aguayo. Ricky tacked on 2 extra points for team Highlight and also added on one field goal from 23 yards, and one field goal from 29 yards.
And to top it all off, Mr Do Everything himself, Levonta Taylor was all over the field on defense. He was in on tackles, breaking up passes and oh yeah, nearly took a punt to the house. Florida State fans are gonna have visions of Greg Reid dancing in their head next year when he starts returning punts.
It was another well represented all-star game for Florida State and another all-star game that gives Florida State a look into the future. And that future looks to be bright for #Tribe16.