SNL notes: FSU lands OL commit, QBs impress

Florida State is in desperate need of offensive line help for the future and got a massive commitment.

Offensive tackle Lloyd Willis of Miami Killian committed to FSU on Saturday night. Willis was among a large group of prospects who attended the Seminoles’ Saturday Night Live camp.

“I’m 1000% Committed to Florida State,” Willis wrote on Twitter.

Willis is 6-foot-7 and 290 pounds. The rising senior is unranked by 247Sports and reportedly had interest from Miami, UCF and FIU.

The Seminoles have struggled to develop offensive tackles and Willis is a major addition to the 2020 class. FSU also has commitments from Zane Herring and Alex Atcavage, both of which are likely guards at the college level.

Quarterbacks on display

FSU commitment Jeff Sims led a heralded group of quarterbacks who threw inside Doak Campbell Stadium at the SNL camp. Sims was precise with his passes and had good touch on deep passes. He appears to have added some good weight in the offseason and is at 205 pounds as he heads into his senior year.

The quarterbacks included Deion Sanders’ son, Shedeur, who showed off a good arm. Shedeur Sanders, who is 6-2 and 198 pounds, is a 2021 quarterback from Cedar Hill, Texas.

Holden Geriner, a 2022 prospect from Savannah, also stood out. The 6-3, 180-pound Geriner has great size and holds an FSU offer.

First impressions

New wide receivers coach Ron Dugans was active and encouraging prospects at camp. When one receiver came down with a tough grab in one-on-one coverage, Dugans ran over, leaped and gave him a chest bump.

Offensive coordinator Kendal Briles was also working with the quarterbacks, including Sims. Offensive line coach Randy Clements often had his group off to the side but at one point was using long resistance bands to work with the linemen, which included Herring.

Five-star in attendance

Defensive end/outside linebacker Sa’Vell Smalls made the trip to Tallahassee but did not work out. The five-star prospect did spend plenty of time talking with FSU coaches and former players. It’s not clear if the Burien, Wash., native will make an official visit to FSU in the fall.

Former players return

Among the former Seminoles in attendance as parents, coaches or observers were Deion Sanders, Corey Fuller, Kez McCorvey, Matt Frier and Derrick Gibson.

Osceola writers Pat Burnham and Charles Fishbein contributed to this report

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