FSU head coach Mike Norvell and offensive line Alex Atkins continue to add talent and depth to the 2022 offensive line class. Antavious Woody from Lafayette (Ala.) High School became the fourth prep offensive lineman to commit to Florida State’s 2022 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-3, 291-pound Woody, a four-star prospect, committed to Norvell just one day removed from his official visit to Tallahassee. Two other offensive linemen, Kanaya Charlton and Qae’shon Sapp, committed to Norvell on Saturday.
At the conclusion of his visit on Sunday, Woody all but gave away that he would commit to FSU when he told the Osceola as well as other members of the media that Seminoles’ graphic design artist Klayton Campbell would be producing the graphic to announce his decision.
When asked when he would make his commitment, Woody said on Sunday: “It’s coming up soon.” Soon was very fast — Monday afternoon.
Woody selected FSU over Auburn, USC, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
“The bond that the fellas have,” Woody said. “They welcomed me into their home like you were one of them already. That’s pretty good.”
He is ranked as the 34th-best interior offensive line prospect in the country by 247Sports, although he is expected to start out as an offensive tackle once he arrives on-campus. Woody said he keeps in contact with offensive line coach Alex Atkins and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham.
“Woody is a good enough athlete that he plays end on defense and was also his teams punter as junior,” said Osceola Recruiting Analyst Pat Burnham. “He moves and runs extremely well for a kid his size. He has a thick lower body and long arms. On offense if you want to know where the ball is going in the run game, all you have to do his follow him. He will line up at either guard or tackle and will be utilized as a lead blocker. Woody can pull and move well on the second-level. He does a good job of engaging with and locking on to defenders at the point of attack and at linebacker depth. He does a good job of driving his feet but can get narrow with his base at times but his size and strength allow him to overcome that in high school. He is more advanced as a run blocker at this point in his development but has the potential because of his athleticism to turn into a effective pass blocker at either offensive tackle or guard, which is where I project him to play once he arrives at FSU. He has a huge upside, only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.”
Norvell has 14 players committed to sign with FSU this winter. The Seminoles’ 2022 recruiting class ranks No. 3 nationally and first in the ACC based on 247Sports’ rankings. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy offensive lineman Aliou Bah is the other high school lineman committed to FSU for 2022.
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