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Four-star QB Duffy commits to FSU

Four-star quarterback A.J. Duffy committed to Florida State on Wednesday night, strengthening the 2022 class and adding to Mike Norvell’s offseason momentum.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Duffy joins another four-star quarterback, Nicco Marchiol, as a commitment to the Seminoles.

On Feb. 13, Duffy announced FSU was in his final four along with Michigan State, Penn State and Oregon.

A transfer from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, Duffy did not play high school football in 2020 due to the pandemic but is enrolled at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. As a sophomore, he completed 70.9 percent of his passes for 2,568 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran 65 times for 501 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and four rushing touchdowns.

“Big-time arm,” Osceola recruiting analyst Charles Fishbein said. “Can make all of the throws asked of him. His anticipation is very impressive. He knows how to lead his receivers. Best quarterback prospect FSU has gotten a commitment from since Jameis Winston.”

“It’s the best QB prospect FSU has gotten a commitment from  in the last three years,” Osceola football analyst Patrick Burnham said. “His tape as an underclassman is on par or better than any of the QBs FSU has signed since Norvell took over the program. Extremely athletic and accurate. Has great arm strength and pocket awareness. Can run a traditional drop-back system but is an above-average athlete who can buy time in the pocket with his feet and make plays because of his ability to run with the ball when protection breaks down. Big time get for FSU.”

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Duffy joins a 2022 FSU class that is small in number (eight) but shaping up well with highly regarded prospects. Five-star cornerback Travis Hunter is considered the top defensive player in the nation in 2022, while Sam McCall could play multiple positions in college. FSU also has a commitment from wide receiver Devaughn Mortimer as well as tailback/athlete Rodney Hill and tight end/athlete Brian Courtney.

FSU now has the No. 10 class in the 247Sports team rankings, the best in the ACC.