With National Signing Day coming up in Wednesday, the attention of many Seminole fans is trained firmly on completing the 2020 class. But it’s never too early to land a commitment from a future class, especially when that prospect is a bell-cow quarterback.
And that’s just what FSU got to start the week this morning when 2021 QB Luke Altmyer verbally pledged to the ’Noles. A three-star prospect from Starkville High School in Mississippi, Altmyer (6’2, 190) has been a target of Florida State’s new offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham, his primary recruiter.
Altmyer committing to a team helmed by Mike Norvell shouldn’t come as a huge surprise— Memphis was the first team to offer him, just over a year ago, back when Norvell was the head man with the Tigers. Since then, he’s also picked up offers from in-state programs Ole Miss and Mississippi State, followed by LSU, Louisville, NC State, Missouri, Georgia Tech, and Oregon, as well as others.
A day after the Ducks offered Altmyer, he attended last weekend’s Junior Day at Florida State, when he was offered by the ’Noles. A little over a week later, FSU has its 2021 quarterback. Altmyer is ranked as 2021’s No. 19 prostyle QB, the No. 6 prospect at any position out of MS, and the nation’s 397th best prospect, overall.
As you can see, Altmyer possesses many traits you want in a quarterback. One of the first things to like about the QB is his size. At 6’3 and nearly 200 pounds, Altmyer possesses the size you want there.
Next, you want a quarterback who has a quick release. Altmyer shows an ability to make snap throws throughout his highlight tape. This is important in today’s college offenses because of the RPO game.
A third trait to like about Altmyer is his accuracy. Often times Altmyer is delivering a ball into a spot where only his receiver can catch it or that maximizes run after the catch.
The final trait that stands out about Altmyer is creativity. Whether it is manipulating the pocket (which is important behind an FSU offensive line) or using multiple arm slots to throw the ball, Altmyer has a knack at making things happen. These are tools you find with many of today’s top QBs and a definite strength of Altmyer’s game.
Here are some highlights from Altmyer: