FSU offers four-star offensive tackle

Florida State’s momentum on the recruiting trail is at an all-time high as we approach the beginning of the 2019 season. The Seminoles have 21 verbal commits, which currently gives them the No. 8 recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports. The coaching staff’s hard work has put FSU into a spot where they could potentially rise into the top-10 if they have success on the field this season. It’s also giving the ‘Noles a shot at prospects who would’ve likely overlooked the school after a 5-7 season.

Case and point, the latest offer extended by the staff to four-star offensive tackle Marcus Dumervil. He’s a prospect that hasn’t been on campus recently or shown much interest in the ‘Noles. However, the coaches and current commitments have continued to work on him and feel like they could win him over. The main players in Dumervil’s recruitment are LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, and Miami but an official visit could put Florida State right back in the thick of things.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive tackle shows off great awareness while playing under control with his massive frame. As a pass blocker, he excels at staying low and being patient enough to wait on defenders and not let himself get out of position. Shows off a good first punch in the pass and run game. Would like to see him play lower and more physical in the running game. Dumervil still has plenty of room on his frame for more good weight and has the potential to be a day one starter at the next level.

The St. Thomas Aquinas product, along with fellow four-star offensive tackle Issiah Walker Jr, are arguably two of the top remaining prospects on the board for FSU. They’d be in line to be major contributors along the offensive line as true freshmen with the chance to earn starting jobs. Either way, it’d be a big boost for one of the worst lines in college football a season ago.

Dumervil is already familiar with at least one player on the Seminoles’ roster, Asante Samuel Jr, who also played at St. Thomas Aquinas. He also has relationships with a few of Florida State’s current commits, mainly Jeff Sims and Jaylan Knighton.

The Fort Lauderdale native is currently ranked as the No. 102 overall player, the No. 11 offensive tackle, and the No. 27 prospect in the state of Florida in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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