Florida State took the commitment of class of 2022 quarterback Nicco Marchiol from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton High School a few weeks ago but the Seminoles may not be done adding signal-callers to its next recruiting class. On Saturday, 2022 quarterback prospect AJ Duffy from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy announced FSU was among the final four schools he will considered signing with in December or next February.
Duffy made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday and the Seminoles will have to go head-to-head against Michigan State, Penn State and Oregon as the 6-foot-2 and 203-pound rising senior moves forward with his recruitment. He is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class, the 13th-best overall prospect in Florida and the 103rd-best overall prospect in the country. Duffy played his sophomore season at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., before transferring to IMG this offseason. His high school didn’t play during the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Duffy threw for 2,568 yards as a sophomore and completed over 70 percent of his passes. He threw for 26 touchdowns against just seven interceptions in 2019.
His sophomore HUDL highlight tape is very impressive. Duffy had above average arm strength as a high school underclassman and also looks to be advanced fundamentally. He does a good job of transferring his weight and rarely throws off his back foot. He makes quick decisions with the football but also showed the ability to go to his secondary receiver when his first option wasn’t open. He has good pocket presence and doesn’t get rattled when the pocket is dirty. Duffy does an excellent job of keeping his eyes downfield when flushed from the pocket but he is very athletic and can make plays with his feet. Throws a nice deep ball but will also throw to his receivers underneath when coverage dictates that is where he should go with the ball.
Click here to view Duffy’s HUDL highlights.