Bryson Estes is a 6’3 291 pound center from McDonough, GA.
Tuesday, he committed to Florida State, becoming the twelfth member of #Tribe21, joining Luke Altmyer, Joshua Farmer, Dequaveon Fuller, Branden Jennings, Jake Slaughter, Hunter Washington, Kevin Knowles, Joshua Burrell, Jordan Eubanks, Jackson West, and Omarion Cooper:
Committed #GoNoles #fsu @ELCAFootball @Coach_Norvell @CoachAAtkins @ChadSimmons_ @KennyDillingham @AmourManrey75 pic.twitter.com/3dJ4nU7XiT— Bryson Estes (@Brysonestes77) June 9, 2020
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) and has an 87 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 521st best player in America (8th best center and 41st best player in Georgia).
Estes has offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Penn State, Syracuse, UCF, and West Virginia, among others.
He received his Florida State offer in early May:
Excited to receive an offer from the Florida State University #GoNoles @CoachAAtkins @Coach_Norvell @ELCAFootball @FSUFootball @247Sports @ChadSimmons_ @RecruitGeorgia @Mansell247 @ACCFootball pic.twitter.com/QhsGqlZqYv— Bryson Estes (@Brysonestes77) May 8, 2020
We spoke with Estes after the offer, and he said he didn’t necessarily know the offer was coming this soon, but he felt it would eventually come.
He’s been in contact with Alex Atkins over the past month, and it was the offensive line coach who extended the offer.
Estes said they’ve been going through his film together, and they’ve developed a nice friendship. He went on to say that Atkins and Norvell are “very cool guys.”
In late May, Estes narrowed his list to five:
Final 5 #newzou #GoNoles #gobigred #ForksUp #WeAre pic.twitter.com/nm4gpg5ttV— Bryson Estes (@Brysonestes77) May 26, 2020
We broke down the interior line prospects on FSU’s board in early April, and our analysts had this to say about Estes:
Estes is a strong run blocker, getting his hands in the proper position on most blocks. He understands the need to keep his hands inside the defender’s shoulder pads to help control his opponent. He drives with his legs and doesn’t rely only on his upper body strength.
Here are some of the highlights of our initial interview with Estes after his visit to Tallahassee in March:
What was the visit like?
“I first met with Coach Norvell for a long time. We met for about 15 minutes. We spoke about my goals and what am looking for in a school. I then met with Coach Atkins. We talked about his coaching style and what he expects out of me. We didn’t watch any film, but talked about technique and my learning style.”
What’d you tell Coach Norvell when he asked that? What are your goals and what are you looking for in a school?
“Coach Norvell talked about his coaching style and what he thinks is a successful career. I said ‘I’m looking for a school that feels like home where I have the opportunity to compete for playing time early.’”
Do you feel you have that opportunity for early playing time at FSU?
“I think if given the opportunity and putting the work in I would have an opportunity for PT.”
Did FSU feel like home?
“Yes it definitely did. I have family in south Georgia that is close to Tally.”
What specific position on the OL do the coaches see you playing?
“Definitely center, but they said I have the length to play guard, also. I personally think I can play any position on the O-Line.”
Do you have a preference?
“No sir. Just wanna go where I can be on the field.”
As always, make sure to check out our most recent recruiting thread, as well as our comprehensive tracker.
Stay tuned to TN, as we’ll have quotes and a scouting report in the coming days.