Florida State only had two commitments at the Orlando Nike Camp on Saturday, but there were plenty of Seminole targets. Here’s a breakdown of how they looked.
Florida State quarterback commit Malik Henry didn’t attend the camp, but local quarterback prospect and LSU commit Felipe Franks did. He was easily the best quarterback of the day and was the first quarterback invited to the Opening.
Amir Rasul didn’t make the trip up to Orlando due to a family emergency and that left only Tony Jones Jr. as a big time target from that group. He ran very well and was the first running back to receive an invite to the Opening.
The only receiver that Florida State was looking at from this group stood on the sidelines. 5-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers was in attendance, but not participating. He will likely receive an Opening invite soon.
Florida State commit Isaac Nauta was easily the best tight end at the camp. He dominated corners with his size and then dominated the linebackers with his athleticism.
The offensive line was easily the best group at the camp. There were four, maybe five, big time division one prospects in attendance. The best of the bunch was 4-star center Baveon Johnson. He won the offensive line MVP and was the first offensive lineman to get invited to the Opening. He dominated during drills and lost just one rep in 1 on 1s due to slipping in the mud. 2017 4-star Calvin Ashley was the second best offensive lineman in attendance and he definitely looked the part. He measured in at 6-foot-7, 307-pounds and was incredibly light on his feet at that size. 2016 3-star Andrew Boselli wasn’t dominant during the camp, but he got better every rep and he won the last five or six on the day. He’s a technically sound prospect that doesn’t make the same mistake twice.
Florida State 2017 defensive end commit Ja’len Parks was okay at the camp. He lost a few reps, but he won some as well. He has the frame to grow into something special. 2016 4-star defensive end Jordan Woods looked extremely impressive before he pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury. I thought he was the best defensive lineman before that point. He has the frame to play inside or outside at the next level. 2016 defensive tackle Keyshon Camp was excellent and probably the best interior defensive lineman in the group. He dominated nearly every guard at the camp and will be getting a major boost in the Scout.com rankings. 3-star defensive end Jachai Polite won best defensive lineman at the camp. He dominated every tackle except Calvin Ashley who he took two of three reps from at the end.
4-star Rahshaun Smith is a bit of a tweener between linebacker and defensive end. He was working at linebacker during the camp and won the MVP for that position. He was also invited to the Opening. He was excellent in space.
Easily the best defensive back of the group was 4-star Chauncey Gardner. He showed incredible footwork and agility during the drills and then dominated the 1 on 1s. He was invited to the Opening. Cornerback Jayvaughn Myers looked very good during the drills with great footwork and above average agilily. 2017 safety Ahman Ross also looked very good during drills.