Florida State coaches held their annual mega camp on Sunday in Tallahassee. High school prospects from over 20 states, Canada, Germany and other European nation came to be observed by colleges head coaches and assistant coaches from over 30 colleges.
Greg Schiano (Rutgers University), Lance Leipold (Kansas University) and Tom Allen (Indiana University).
Rutgers brought their entire staff to the camp. There were numerous familiar faces including former FSU offensive coordinator Walt Bell, who is now the OC for Indiana, University of Miami assistant Hurley Brown and former South Florida assistant Vernon Hargraves.
The camp had four sessions with over 1,500 players from the class of 2023 and 2024, including many talented players who will receive Division I offers.
The headliner of the event was Jimothy Lewis (6-5, 295). The talented left tackle from Mississippi was one of the best linemen at the camp. He is big and athletic. He is rated the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Mississippi and part of the class of 2024. Lewis has all the physical talent you look for in an elite offensive lineman. We filmed some reps from Lewis, and will provide those in the coming days. Offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Alex Atkins offered the big man a scholarship and FSU should be one of the top teams for Lewis.
Another talented player to get offered was Apopka offensive lineman Tai Ray (6-6, 290). He was not as athletic as Lewis but Ray will draw a ton of interest this fall. Ray is not ranked by any of the networks. We feel that Ray is one of the better offensive tackles in Florida this season.
Shymeik Jones (6-5, 260), a defensive lineman from Camden, S.C. is long and ran well. The class of 2023 lineman impressed coaches enough to have earned an offer from Florida State. He’s not yet ranked on the networks.
Keep an eye on: Timothy Lawrence (6-5, 280). Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have plenty of top-flight talent along the offensive line this year and this Fleming High School product is in that second tier in 2023. He is a tough, physical kid that does not back down from anyone. He plays some tackle but we would not be surprised to see him play guard or center in college.
One of the defensive linemen who stood out was Kemar Richardson. He is originally from Desoto High School in Florida. He displayed some athletic ability to go with size and length. Richardson is now at Georgia Military. He is a prospect that could get recruited if some of the other options fall off the board.
Two players who attended the camp but did not work out were two Orlando Jones prospects. Malik Bryant (6-3, 223) is a 2023 linebacker and D’Antre Robinson (6-5, 290) a defensive tackle. These two were very impressive physically. Bryant is a top target and one of the premier linebackers not only in Florida but also the nation. Robinson is a four-star prospect and part of the class of 2024. We expect FSU to be involved with him next year.
One of the skill players who shined was 2024 running back Micahi Danzy (6-0, 165). The Tallahassee Florida High athlete is electric on the football field and possesses both the size and speed you want from an athlete. He has not yet been ranked by recruiting services.
Fish bits: After interviewing Roderick Kearney of Jacksonville and speaking to him off camera, we feel FSU sits in a good spot with him. He may be the top lineman in Florida this year. He plays tackle but it would not surprise us to see him play guard or center in college.
FSU is one of the leaders for talented DT Jordan Hall (Westside HS) after speaking with sources at the camp. Hall is a big-time talent and may be the best defensive tackle in Florida. Many feel that Hall will end up a five-star talent once the final rankings come out. Hall is being recruited by every top program in the country and would make what is now a good DT haul potentially great.
Miami Jackson safety Tomuari Johnson (6-3, 180) was at the camp and looked the part. He has the size and length you want in a safety prospect. We have seen him play in person and Johnson has the range to cover ground anywhere on the field. He is a player to keep an eye on. It would not surprise us to see him end up at linebacker in college.
Tyclean and Tycoohill Luman both worked out with the defensive linemen and were very impressive. They are about 6-2, 235 pounds. Neither is real big but they are super quick off the ball. They pretty much dominated every one-on-one rep they were in. Both are players that have been offered by FSU and should continue to get recruited after their visit on Sunday.
Final Thoughts: If games are won and lost in the trenches then FSU did very well today with their mega camp. They had a lot of quality offensive and defensive lineman attend their camp. There were not as many top-flight skilled players in attendance, which will probably change at future FSU camps this summer. Stay tuned as The Osceola will continue to bring the fans recruiting stories throughout the summer.