Commitment Impact: Alex Hornibrook is a ‘Nole

Throughout the off-season, Taggart has made good on his promises to fix the Quarterback position at FSU. He’s gotten commitments from two different transfers in Jordan Travis and Wyatt Rector, while also getting a commitment from a blue-chip high school prospect in Jeff Sims. But here’s the catch- as of now none of these guys are eligible to play this season. Travis has put in a hardship waiver request to the NCAA and so will Rector when he arrives in the summer. Though there is quite a confidence in the Moore center that they will get the waiver you can’t depend on the NCAA for much these days.

Enter graduate transfer Alex Hornibrook.

Hornibrook is eligible to play right away and will have one year to play once when he steps on campus.

The three-year starter at Wisconsin had an excellent record at 26-6 and had completely dismantled Miami in their bowl game. That’s always a good sign. He has over 4,000 career yards and 50+ touchdowns to his name in his time at Wisconsin which shows he can move an offense and score when needed. On the flip side, he doesn’t have the strongest arm in the world and has over 30 career interceptions, which is why a lot of the Badger faithful weren’t sad to see him go.

But he has two things FSU needs in the Quarterback room right now- eligibility and experience. He’s mobile enough to gain yards in this offense and smart enough to pick it up in a relatively quick fashion. Will he beat out James Blackman? No. Will he push Blackman, along with Travis, Rector, and McDonald to be better in practice every day? You better believe it.

This was a much-needed pickup for FSU as they bolster the quarterback room and have a great safety net if the waivers fall through for Travis and Rector.

Expect for Alex Hornibrook to get here in the summer and get comfortable with everything before Fall practice starts. Nice pick up for Taggart and Company here and a much-needed one at that.

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