Notes: FSU in top 5 for Georgia offensive lineman

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell and offensive line coach Alex Atkins learned Tuesday that they are among the final five schools offensive line prospect Bryson Estes will consider before making his decision on where to attend college.

The 6-foot-3, 291-pound rising senior announced on Twitter he would make his choice for a college home from a group of five schools: FSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Arizona State and Penn State.

Estes plays offensive tackle at Eagles Landing High School in McDonough, Ga., but is considered to be a versatile prospect that could also play guard or center at the major college level.

He is rated by 247Sports as the eighth-best center prospect in the country despite not having lined up at that position this past season as a junior. Estes is also ranked by the recruiting service as the 41st-best overall prospect from Georgia. He is reported to also have considered offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, UCF and Louisville before announcing his final five choices.

Another class of 2021 prospect announced yesterday that FSU was among the top schools he was considering. Cornerback prospect Ryan Barnes from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., announced he had FSU among the final 15 schools he will consider.

The wording in his Twitter announcement certainly leaves you with the impression that recruitment is a fluid process but it is good news nonetheless as Norvell and staff have conducted a national search in putting its 2021 recruiting class together. The other schools on his list are Notre Dame, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Duke, South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, NC State, Virginia, Maryland, Oregon and Georgia Tech.

The 6-2, 180-pound rising senior is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him ranked as the 43rd-best cornerback prospect in the country and the 19th-best overall prospect from Maryland.

2023 prospects

The staff has also extended another offer to a 2023 prospect. Rising sophomore Stantavious Smith from Dougherty County High School in Albany, Ga., announced on Twitter that he has received an offer from Florida State. The 6-3, 240-pound defensive end is also reported to have offers from Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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