FSU offers Lone Star State QB

Despite moving on from Willie Taggart roughly two and a half weeks ago, Florida State is still focused on building #Tribe20. There’s no doubt that things are getting shaky with some of the current members of the class and it’ll only continue to build until a new head coach is officially hired.

It is essential that the Seminoles land a signal-caller this recruiting cycle after striking out on the position, in heartbreaking fashion, in both 2018 and 2019. FSU hasn’t signed a QB out of high school since James Blackman (and Bailey Hockman), which sounds wild. Currently, four-star Jeff Sims is committed and he’s expected to stick as long as Kendal Briles sticks around in Tallahassee. But, there is room for a second prospect, or a replacement in the scenario Sims backs out of his pledge. Earlier this week, Briles officially offered three-star quarterback Kade Renfro.

If you’re a fan of Briles (I am), this might be a potential sign of good news for ‘Noles fans. It doesn’t really make sense for the offensive coordinator to extend an offer to a player, who he’s been recruiting since at least this past summer, if he isn’t expecting to stay put at his current stop. To note, that also doesn’t mean anything is final, obviously this head coaching situation is very fluid. We were told at the beginning of the coaching search that the administration loved Briles and wanted to keep him on staff. All signs are pointing to that being the case.

Moving onto Renfro, he’s a player that Briles has had his eye on since the summer. The Texas native committed to North Texas on June 6 but shortly after that began to hear more from Florida State. He unofficially visited Tallahassee on June 16 before attending SNL on July 27.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound signal-caller is a really interesting prospect. He hasn’t lit it up numbers-wise during his senior season but at times, he looks extremely impressive on film. Renfro has a fluidity to his game. He plays under control and doesn’t panic, most of the time, you can see him process decisions before he makes them.

Renfro already looks like a veteran with his ability to tuck the ball down and run when there’s nothing open. He reads the field, sees everyone is covered, and quickly makes the decision to utilize his legs. He also is comfortable throwing with pressure around him. You would like to see a bit more arm strength but that can be improved as Renfro maxes out his frame.

Through seven games, Renfro has completed 102 of 152 (67.1%) passes, which is a jump of 7.6% over his junior season, for 1,459 yards with 8 touchdowns to 4 interceptions. He’s added 52 carries for 186 yards and 4 scores. Like I said, not the most impressive numbers, but he displays characteristics that make him a developable signal-caller at the next level, especially under Briles.

As long as his upcoming official visit in December goes well and it’s confirmed that Briles will stay in Tally, I think there’s a good chance the three-star prospect will flip to Florida State. Check out some of Renfro’s recent game film below.

UPDATE 11/27, 10:05 a.m.

On Wednesday, Renfro decided to decommit from North Texas and reopen his recruitment. The move comes less than a week after he was officially offered by Florida State. Renfro will be on campus for an official visit in early December where he could make his pledge to Kendal Briles.

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