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Recruiting & camp notes: More big men on campus, QB camp at capacity

FSU head coach Mike Norvell and his staff were back on the field on Wednesday where they played host to several hundred high school prospects. The Seminoles held their second Big Man Offensive and Defensive Lineman Camp and 7-on-7 tournament in the last eight days with Norvell using his custom-made Slingshot to move between the two events.

The Big Man Camp was held in the Indoor Practice Facility and there were several 2022 prospects in attendance who were trying to solidify an offer from FSU.

Three-star defensive tackle prospect Isaiah Hastings was back on campus to participate in his second FSU camp. While he still hasn’t been offered by FSU he will be one prospect Norvell and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins are likely to keep a close eye on this fall. Hastings, who is 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, picked up several offers after working out in Norvell’s Mega Camp earlier this month. Kansas State, USF, Charlotte and Arizona State all offered Hastings on the day of the camp. He has since picked up an offer from Notre Dame. Hastings already held offers from Indiana and Georgia Tech prior to working out in the Mega Camp.

Offensive tackle prospect Cam East, 6-7 and 280 pounds, was also back on campus for the second time this month. East participated in last week’s Big Man Camp and did so again Wednesday. The three-star prospect from New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine High School has held an FSU offer since December. It is not known whether East’s offer is committable or conditional.

One of East’s teammates was offered by FSU on Wednesday. Class of 2023 DT prospect Kyran Bourda announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he had received an offer from the Seminoles. He has since been offered by Georgia.

Another offensive lineman who caught the staff’s attention Wednesday was 2022 prospect Keon Kindred from Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central High School. The 6-5 and 290-pound prospect worked at tackle and guard during the camp and is another prospect whose development FSU is likely to monitor during the 2020 season. Kindred doesn’t hold an FSU offer but does hold offers from Maryland, FAU and FIU.

Norvell and staff have also been hosting prospects on unofficial visits on a daily basis since on-campus recruiting opened on June 1. One such prospect on campus Wednesday was four-star running back Kaytron Allen, 5-11 and 220 pounds, from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. Getting Allen on campus was a big deal for FSU with the talented running back having already taken official visits to Penn State and Florida earlier this month. He is scheduled to take an official visit to Georgia this weekend. Allen is considered the No. 10 running back in the country for the class of 2022.

Another high-profile 2022 prospect was on FSU’s campus this week. Deyon Bouie, 5-11 and 185 pounds, from Bainbridge (Ga.) High School also made an unofficial visit to Tallahassee and participated in the 7-on-7 tournament. Bouie, who is ranked as the 34th-best prospect in the country regardless of position, decommitted from Georgia earlier this month.

Norvell will host three more camps on Friday, which features a QB-only and Kicking Camp in the morning and an individual skills camp in the afternoon that is open to prospects entering 9th through 12th grades at all positions. The response to Norvell’s QB Camp has been so overwhelming that it has been deemed “sold out” and they announced on FSU’s camp website that they don’t have room for more prospects to pre-register or register on the day of camp. The staff is also expected to host several dozen prospects on unofficial visits over the next three days.