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‘Noles make three-star quarterbacks top-6

The last quarterback that Florida State signed on the recruiting trail out of high school was James Blackman in 2017. Since then, they haven’t had a ton of success. The Seminoles didn’t land a signal-caller in the class of 2018 and we all fondly remember what happened with Sam Howell during the last cycle.

However, head coach Willie Taggart is on pace to end his quarterbackless run after landing a verbal commitment from four-star pro-style Jeff Sims back in February. Sims has already told media that he doesn’t plan to take any visits outside of Tallahassee.

The coaching staff is still evaluating whether they want to take a second quarterback in the 2020 class at this time, especially after adding redshirt freshmen Jordan Travis and Wyatt Rector through the Transfer Portal. They certainly still have options available.

Three-star prospect Gregory Spann recently named the ‘Noles in his top-6 alongside Louisville, Duke, Ole Miss, Illinois, and UCF.

FSU offered Spann back in January but the Lakewood native hasn’t made it to campus since then. The only trip he’s made this offseason so far has been an unofficial visit to Duke in April.

It may be smarter for the ‘Noles to operate in a wait and see mode with Spann. Taggart and the staff might want to see him make strides as a passer before deciding whether to go all in on him. Spann completed 45.2% of his passes for 1860 passing yards with 12 touchdowns to 14 interceptions as a junior. He also rushed 119 times for 883 yards (7.4 YPC) and nine scores on the ground.

Spann is ranked as the No. 900 overall prospect, the No. 30 DUAL QB, and the No. 123 player in the state of Florida in the 2020 class by the 247Sports Composite ratings.


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