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Camp analysis: A closer look at who was offered by FSU in June

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell and his staff have had a busy June. They have hosted 10 camps since June 5, which have drawn more than 4,000 high school prospects to Tallahassee over the last two and a half weeks. The camps have been wildly successful from a sheer numbers standpoint. More than 2,300 prospects attended the Mega Camp held on June 6, with over 60 college football programs sending coaches to work the camp. Norvell’s QB Camp was sold out and the Big Man Offensive and Defensive Line Camp held on June 9, one of two dates for that particular camp, drew more than 400 linemen from all over the country.

Most importantly: The camps proved beneficial as the staff was able to work out and identify dozens of prospects from the 2022, ’23, ’24 and ’25 recruiting classes. Norvell and the staff extended scholarship offers to several dozen prospects based off their tape and performance in one or more of FSU’s camps. The Osceola takes a closer look at some of the prospects that have earned offers from FSU over the last three weeks.

Quarterbacks

Avery Johnson – Maize, Kan. (6-2, 170) (2023):  Johnson went to FSU camp and shined. He has a very good arm. He is accurate throwing the ball down the field. He does a very good job of anticipating his throws. He understands how to throw guys open. Johnson will put the ball where only his receivers can catch the ball. He is also a pretty good athlete. You can design some plays for him in the run game. 

Dante Moore – Detroit Martin Luther King (6-2, 190) (2023): Moore may end up a top-20 player nationally and a top-5 quarterback prospect. He has good size and a pretty good arm. He can make most of the throws asked of him. He has thrown for some college coaches and each time that school seems to like what they see. He is accurate and is also very careful with the ball. Moore gives his player a chance to make plays. 

Sam Leavitt – Portland (Ore.) Westview (6-1, 180) (2023): His first offer comes from Florida State. It will be interesting to watch his development. He has a good arm. What we would like to see him do is keep the ball up higher. He has a tendency to drop the ball down near his waist. This will become an issue in college. His mechanics do need some work. 

Chris Parson – Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood 6-0, 190 (2023) FSU has gotten a jump on the class of 2023. They have already offered a bunch of quarterbacks for this class. Parson does not have great physical stature but the kid can sling the rock. He has a pretty good arm. It will be interesting to see how hard they recruit Parson as they should have some guys higher ranked up the board FSU is looking at. 

Davi Belfort – West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman- 5’11 -170 (2025): Davi has gone to multiple camps and ended up getting offers. His most recent camp he attended was at FSU. The gunslinger has put his arm on display. He can make all the throws. We expect him to continue to get better over the next years and become one of the top quarterbacks to come out of south Florida. 

Kamari McClellan – Oxford High (Ala.) 6-2, 180 (2024): Kamari is another player who attended FSU Camp and came away with an offer. He has good size and he continues to get bigger. He is a player who is going to continue to draw the attention of college scouts. He has a strong arm and can make pretty much any throw asked of him. He just needs to continue to develop.

Running backs

Sedrick Irvin – Gulliver Prep – 5-10, 180 (2023): Irvin has the name as his father played at Michigan State University. Irvin has not disappointed anyone this spring. After a great spring performance in Gulliver Prep’s spring game he has continued to perform well at camps. Irvin gives you a back with both power and speed. He is a complete back and we expect him to receive attention from every top program in the country. 

Wide receivers / tight ends

William Fowles – Hialeah (Fla.) Dade Christian – 6-3, 200 (2023): Fowles put on a show this spring against Miami Norland in his spring game. He went to FSU’s 7 on 7 event and did enough to draw an offer. He will be one of the best receivers in Florida for the class of 2023. He has size and speed. Look for Fowles to start pulling in offers.

Vandrevius Jacobs – Vero Beach – 6-0, 155 (2023): Jacobs has gone to multiple camps and not let anyone down. He comes from a great program at Vero Beach High. Jacobs is very well coached. He understands how to run routes. He is quick off the line of scrimmage. His frame is slight but give him some time to develop physically and watch out. He will be one of the top slot receivers in the class of 2023. 

Zachariah Branch – Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (5-10, 175) (2023): Gorman produces a ton of talented football players. It is one of the best programs in the west. Branch is a very good player who can create the big plays. You can line him up in the slot or put him in the backfield. You would like for him to be a little more sudden as a receiver. He has pretty good speed. He is not the most physical receiver on the board. 

Theodor Ohrstrom – Sweden – 6-6, 245 (2023): Ohrstrom went to FSU’s camp and stood out. He has great size, he can run and his upside is the NFL. He could end up one of the top tight ends in the 2023 class. He has yet to play much football in the states. He showed at FSU summer camp that he can go against some of the best. 

Hardley Gilmore – North Palm Beach (Fla.) Benjamin – WR (5-9, 150) (2025): Gilmore is a playmaker. He is not the biggest player but the kid can flat-out run. He goes to Benjamin, where they will have one of the top quarterbacks in 2021. Gilmore will make an impact on offense and special teams.

Offensive linemen

Brian Grant – Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee – (OT) – 6-7, 265 (2022): Grant was asked to come to FSU’s camp and try and earn an offer from the Seminoles. He did exactly that and performed very well. He is a raw prospect but you can see his athleticism when Grant moves. He has great size. He is a guy that can bend and has some lateral quickness. He has the length to keep defensive ends at bay. He is a prospect that has the potential to be an All-Conference player. 

Tommy Kinsler – Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic – OT – 6-6, 300 (2023): Trinity Catholic continues to produce offensive lineman. Kinsler has the size and athletic ability to play tackle but can also move inside to guard. He has the length you want from an offensive lineman. Kinsler moves very well for someone his size. He is also very coachable and college coaches will take notice.

Tyler Jeffries – Alcoa, Tenn. – 6-5, 310 (2023): Jeffries was at the FSU Elite camp. He has the size to play tackle but we project him more as a guard. He is a hard-nosed, old school lineman. He does need to get a little quicker on his feet. He can handle guys who are bigger and stronger. It is quickness off the edge that can give him some issues. He uses his hands well. Jeffries will rely on his technique to win most of the battles he is in.

Defensive linemen

Trevion Williams – Crystal Springs (Miss.) High 6-5, 250 (2022): Williams is a prospect that camped at FSU this summer. He dominated the camp and ended up receiving an offer from the Seminoles. His size and quickness allows you to play him anywhere along the defensive line and get production. Williams is super quick off the ball and should offer a pass rush off the edge. His size will allow him to hold up against the run. Williams will look like a different person in two years after being in a college strength and conditioning program. 

D’Andre Martin – Durham (N.C.) Life Christian Academy (6-5, 290) (2022) – Martin is another prospect who performed very well at the big man camp at FSU. He has great size and length. FSU is trying to get bigger and stronger on the defensive front and players like Martin make that job easier. He plays off the edge but we expect him to move inside at tackle in college. 

Keon Keeley – Berkeley Prep – 6-5, 230 (2023): One thing that stands out about Keon is his quickness off the ball. He has that fast twitch you are looking for in a defensive end. He is a pure speed rusher. You want to get him on the edge and let him do his thing. His length is also going to be a problem. What we like: Keon can line up at defensive end or stand up linebacker and take over a game. 

Damon Wilson – Venice – 6-4, 230 (2023): If there is one player who has seen his stock rise is Wilson. Here is a guy who can come off the edge and put pressure on the quarterback. He is athletic enough to drop back into coverage and have him line up against a tight end or receiver. Wilson can fly to the football. He is a prospect that has gotten bigger and stronger and now can hold up against the run game. 

D’antre Robinson – Orlando Jones (6-5, 290): (2023) Robinson is a man child on the football field. He has great size and trying to block himis not going to be easy. He is able to stuff the run because of his size and quickness off the ball. He is also very effective coming off the edge and giving you a pass rush. He is very physical for someone his age. Robinson will end up one of the top defensive lineman in Central Florida for the class of 2023.

Kyran Bourda – New Orleans (La.) St Augustine 6-4, 290 (2023): Kyran is a big kid. He is a big, interior defensive lineman. He has some decent get off. He does need to get into better shape. If he can improve his strength and conditioning Bourda could end up a potential NFL prospect down the road. FSU saw enough of him at camp to pull the trigger on the big man.

Defensive backs 

Amare Ferrell – Lake City (Fla.) Columbia – 6-1, 190 (2023): Ferrell is a combo safety/corner right now in high school. He could eventually grow into a linebacker in college. He is a bigger, more physical defensive back. You have to like that this kid is aggressive on the football field. While he is a bigger corner, his better position in college may be safety. He opens and runs well to one side. Amare is going to struggle chasing smaller/quicker receivers and backs in space. 

Vernon Glover JR. – Dickinson (Texas) High School (5-11, 170) (2023): Glover is a kid that can play corner at a very high level. He will come up and smack you in the mouth. He is a kid who does not mind coming up and playing the run. He will take on a block and will still try and make the play. He does play a ton of off coverage. We would like to see him play a little more man/press coverage. Glover is a kid that has good football instincts.

Ryan Mack – Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas – 5-10, 175 (2024): Mack has yet to make his mark on varsity. After strong performances this summer we expect Mack to start getting more offers (He has received some from FSU, Penn State and South Carolina). It will be interesting to see if he can continue to improve at Aquinas. He has the physical attributes to be a top ranked prospect but now needs to put it all together. 

Athlete

Mikal Harrison-Pilot Temple (Texas) – (6-0, 185) (2023): Harrison is listed as an athlete. He is one of those players you recruit and then worry about where to put them once on campus. He is well put together player. He reminds us of Dallas Crawford, who played at Miami. You can line him up in the backfield. You can take Harrison and play him at receiver. We feel that Harrison could also end up as defensive back in college.