Getting to know a Nole: Bryson Estes

In the coming weeks, Florida State’s true freshmen who enrolled early will have the chance to meet with the media via Zoom. As we learn more about them, we’ll include some bio information, quotes from their interviews and post the full video.

First up is a versatile offensive lineman, Bryson Estes. He said he’s not sure if he will line up at center, guard or tackle but it’s very likely he will cross train when spring practices begin in March.

Quick facts: The 6-foot-3, 291-pound Estes will wear No. 77 for the Seminoles.

High school: Estes was considered the top-10 center prospect in the nation by recruiting services. McDonough (Ga.) Eagles Landing Christian Academy won the state title in his last three seasons.

Evaluating Estes: In May 2020, the Osceola’s Patrick Burnham, Charles Fishbein and Mark Salva analyzed Estes and a few other OL prospects.

Why FSU?: “I looked at a lot of places, Penn State, Missouri, a lot of other places. I really wanted to stay closer to home. I build a great relationship with coach (Mike) Norvell and coach (Alex) Atkins through the recruiting process. At the end of the day, I just wanted to be here in Tallahassee.”

First impressions of FSU: “It has been great. First couple of weeks, I have enjoyed it a lot, learning the plays and stuff like that. Doing Tour of Duty is tough, but at the end of the day, I want to be the best that I can and try to do the best of my ability.”

Building a relationship with Atkins: “So far, I have loved coach Atkins. (We) built a great relationship early on, and I just like some of his philosophies and stuff like that. I just like him as a whole. I am looking forward to him building me into an O-Lineman.

Estes paid his own way to visit FSU and the family bought their own tickets to games at Doak in 2020. Why?: “I just wanted to come and see what an FSU game was like. See what the atmosphere was like, and I loved it. Looking at the campus and just seeing where I’m going to be living and stuff like that, and just getting a feel for everything.”

Was that a chance for your mom to see campus?: “Yes, that was her first time here. She wanted to come down bad, but the first time I came down was right before quarantine hit. I believe the next time I came down that day. I might have come down one more time before that.”

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