Recruiting: ‘Noles in play for transfer OT Williams, offer 2021 OL

The headline for FSU on Tuesday on the recruiting trial was the commitment of 2021 cornerback prospect Hunter Washington to the Seminoles. The four-star recruit from Katy (TX) HS became the sixth 2021 prospect to pledge that he sign on to play for new head Mike Norvell and staff either this December or next February.

However, there was still plenty going on closer to home with recruiting for Florida State.

2020 Prospects

Houston OT Jarrid Williams, 6-7 and 305 pounds, entered the transfer portal last week and FSU is among the schools he is considering. According to a report by Josh Newberg with 247Sports, the massive offensive tackle took a virtual tour of the Florida State campus on Tuesday. Williams would be a graduate transfer and have one year of eligibility remaining. He appeared in four games, all starts, last season before an ankle injury sidelined him for the season. During his career with the Cougars he appeared in 28 games and made 17 total starts. The Cedar (TX) HS product was rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports coming out of high school in 2015. Miami is also thought to be involved with Williams and the Hurricanes may hold a slight advantage in the relationship department. Former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King transferred and enrolled at Miami in January.

2021 Prospects

FSU extended another offer to an in-state offensive lineman on Tuesday when they offered Garner Langlo from Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic High School. The 6-7 and 270-pound offensive tackle is also reported to have offers from a list of schools that includes Georgia Tech, Auburn, Baylor, Louisville, Kentucky, NC State, Virginia, UCF and Utah. Langlo is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him ranked as the 58th-best offensive tackle prospect in the country and the 91st-best overall prospect from Florida.

Two of Langlo’s high school teammates on the offensive line at Trinity are also FSU targets for the class of 2021. Offensive guard and center prospect Jake Slaughter has already committed to Norvell and offensive line coach Alex Atkins, while offensive tackle prospect Caleb Johnson is still mulling over his list of offers including that of FSU.

The Seminoles also got some good news further south when Dink Johnson from Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie HS announced that FSU is among the final 10 schools he is considering for his college home. The rising senior is being recruited as an athlete and the other schools in his top 10 consist of Auburn, Louisville, Tennessee, South Carolina, Southern Cal, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Miami. Johnson is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him rated as the 19th-best ATH in the country and the 39th-best overall prospect in Florida for 2021.

Wide receiver prospect James BlackStrain, 6-2 and 180 pounds, tweeted on Tuesday that he would announce a decision on where he would be committing on Wednesday afternoon. FSU is among the schools he is considering. That list also includes Georgia, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Utah and Florida. The rising senior from Cocoa (Fla.) Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which has him ranked as the 50th-best wide receiver prospect in the country and the 43rd-best overall prospect in Florida.

Offensive tackle prospect Hugh Laughlin, 6-6 and 285 pounds, from Athens (Ga.) Academy who was offered by the Seminoles in late April committed to Virginia late last week.

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