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FSU Recruiting: OT Rod Orr commits to Florida State

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A big one...literally.

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UPDATED 1:45 PM Friday September 25th:

Florida State fans and coaches alike received good news - Rod Orr committed to the Seminoles, adding a big, blue chip offensive tackle to the 2021 recruiting class:


Florida State could get some much needed positive news on the recruiting trail as four-star offensive tackle Rod Orr is expected to announce his commitment Friday. Orr has long been a priority for offensive line coach Alex Atkins.

Orr stands at 6’7 296 pounds and plays his high school ball at Gadsden City. He’s seemingly picking between the Florida State Seminoles, Missouri Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon Ducks, and Tennessee Volunteers (alphabetical order). He ranks 294th nationally in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings as a four-star recruit. What I’m about to say may seem unbelievable, but it’s very true—if his ranking remains and he signs for Mike Norvell, Orr will be the first composite blue-chip offensive tackle to sign with FSU since Landon Dickerson from the Class of 2016.

As for Orr, there’s a lot to like about the prospect himself. He carries his weight well and has nimble feet, so pass setting shouldn’t be a big problem. However, if he expects to compete for early playing time, he’ll have to live in the weight room, as functional strength is an issue.

One thing I really like about him is that he doesn’t wait to attack as a pass blocker. Just because it’s pass-blocking doesn’t mean you can’t be aggressive in initiating contact. Sometimes it’s best to throw the first punch, and he has a bit of a nasty streak.

If he announces for the Seminoles, Orr will be the third offensive lineman in FSU’s 2021 class along with Bryson Estes and Kimo Makaneole.

As always, make sure to join us in the recruiting chat for any questions or comments.