Two (more) for ’22: DT Lyons, OT Richardson commit to FSU

FSU head coach Mike Norvell added the 16th and 17th commitments to the Seminoles’ 2022 recruiting class on Sunday afternoon. Defensive tackle prospect Daniel Lyons (6-4 and 270 pounds) and offensive tackle prospect Daughtry Richardson (6-4 and 285 pounds) both gave Norvell their pledge to sign with FSU this winter.

Lyons, from Homestead (Fla.) High School, committed while on campus for an unofficial visit to FSU. He is rated as a three-star prospect as is ranked as the 67th-best defensive tackle prospect in the country for 2022. Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Miami are among more than dozen schools to have reportedly offered Lyons.

“Lyons is a kid that gives you some quickness off the line of scrimmage,” Osceola Recruiting Analyst Charles Fishbein said. “He shoots the gaps and can get into the backfield. He is very disruptive. Against Venice last year in the playoffs he lived in the backfield. We like his quickness off the ball. We like how he uses his hands. Lyons has the frame to add the needed weight to play inside. We expect him to be around 300-310 pounds at the next level. This is a very important commitment as FSU needs bodies inside. He gives the quality depth from day one and should be a player who develops into a starter.”

Richardson, from Miami (Fla.) Central, became the fifth high school offensive line prospect to commit to FSU for 2022. He is rated as a three-star prospect and is ranked as the 44th-best offensive tackle prospect in the country. The decision to commit to FSU prior to his senior season was made after official visits to Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky and Miami. Richardson also took an official visit to FSU this summer in between visits to ASU and Florida.

“Richardson has the talent to play college football at a very high level,” said Fishbein. “He gives FSU another natural tackle prospect. He has the physical attributes to play tackle. He has size, length, is athletic. Richardson moves well laterally. He is a raw prospect, one that is going to need time to develop. He does need to work on his technique. Richardson has a tendency to bend or reach to block a defender. He needs to learn to use his length to his advantage. Worst-case scenario: Richardson ends up at right tackle. Best case scenario: He develops into a left tackle.”

Prospect ratings and position rankings courtesy of 247Sports.