Florida State has been an NFL talent factory of late along the offensive line, having one of the highest standards of play up front in college football since Jimbo Fisher took over. And despite not having much playing time to offer (FSU returned all of its offensive linemen), the Seminoles went out and signed the top offensive line recruiting class in the country.
"It's a tremendous haul," Jimbo Fisher said. "We've been putting a lot of guys in the NFL and we run a pro system."
Florida State added the No. 1 center in the country in Baveon Johnson, of Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson, and three top-20 tackle prospects in Landon Dickerson, of North Carolina, Josh Ball of Virginia, and Jauan Williams, of DC. FSU then added No. 1 prep prospect Mike Arnold, of New York (originally from Winter Haven), who checks in at a huge 6'6 and 338 pounds, and Andrew Boselli, a guard/center prospect of Jacksonville. Fisher praised Boselli's football instinct and says he can be a guard or center.
FSU will have 19 linemen on scholarship entering the fall, the most ever under Jimbo Fisher by far.
"When you got a chance to get those guys, you better jump all over them," Fisher said. "High quality linemen are hard to find."
Fisher said having that many linemen allows linemen to develop, but also skill guys.
"The ability to practice, and the ability to develop other skill guys on your team, who have high quality blockers in front of them. It develops the rotation as well."
|Andrew Boselli*||3*||OL||Jacksonville, FL|
|Baveon Johnson||4*||OL||Lakeland, FL|
|Jauan Williams||4*||OL||Washington, DC|
|Josh Ball||4*||OL||Fredericksburg, VA|
|Landon Dickerson||4*||OL||Hudson, NC|
|Mike Arnold||3*||OL||Winter Haven, FL|