Early Signing Period for FSU, took a lot of turns on Wednesday. First, it started with four great signings and the Noles gaining momentum up the recruiting ranks. Second, the announcement of Kenny Dillingham going to Oregon halted the momentum gained, specifically to the offensive playmakers that were suppose to sign with the Noles. Thirdly, and most importantly, the dagger on the day, Travis Hunter, in the final minutes leading to his signature heading to Florida State, changed his mind and signed for, surprisingly, Jackson State University and former FSU great Deion Sanders.It was a dramatic day for the Florida State Seminoles, but I think the most important part of this class is that the recruits gained in the trenches of the offensive line will tremendously help the Seminoles in years to come.
This class comes with two three stars, two four stars, and one five star. The day after, Wisconsin Center, Kayden Lyles, announced that he was transferring to Florida State, adding to the five linemen who already put pen to paper. This is an area that has lacked at FSU for years, and finally has been given the attention that was desperately needed. Alex Atkins has done a tremendous job, not only at recruiting, but also, at developing these linemen. This year alone, FSU still had some problems, but throughout the season the penalties and mistakes slowly began to dwindle.
Now, that Kenny Dillingham has left to be the OC at Oregon, Atkins has been promoted to the same role for FSU. It will interesting if he calls the plays during the game or is just the OC in name only and Norvell calls the plays. Atkins will still coach the Offensive Line as well, and will maybe have some input on the offense as a whole is run. This Offensive Line that is coming in, will definitely help whichever play scheme, running or passing, is being used the most.