Florida State recruiting: New QB target emerges after Seminoles camp
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4-star QB Peter Parrish dazzles in front of Seminoles staff
While offers are thrown around in recruiting at a rapid pace, most coaching staffs around the country still prefer the method of watching a prospect perform in person before extending an offer.
That scenario still plays out for players who make their way to colleges and perform during a school’s camp sessions in the summer.
Florida State held a skills camp last weekend, and it appears that the Seminoles might have a new option worth evaluating at quarterback.
The story on the first day of camp was the performance of 4-star Phenix City (Ala.) Central quarterback Peter Parrish.
Peter Parrish connects on the deep ball pic.twitter.com/7ckoTglPDN
— Chris Nee (@CNee247) June 8, 2018
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Parrish worked out under the watchful eye of offensive coordinator Walt Bell and coach Willie Taggart.
According to Noles247’s Chris Nee, staff members told Parrish that they would review his film and get back to him about an offer.
Parrish rates as the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 319 player overall in the 2019 cycle, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
As a junior, he threw for 1,454 yards with 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, adding another 697 yards and 14 scores on the ground.
Parrish is approaching 20 offers heading into the summer, with programs such as Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida and Mississippi State among the schools actively pursuing him.
The Seminoles are looking for a second passer in the class to pair with current commit and 4-star Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell.
Parrish, who as Nee detailed grew up a fan of the Seminoles and originally is from Miami, impressed the staff in his workout by showing what he can do with his arm. He also would add a dynamic presence with his ability to create big plays with his legs.
Should the Seminoles offer Parrish, it appears as if he would be a legitimate candidate to fill that second quarterback slot in Florida State’s 2019 class.
Seminoles OL pledge visits Miami
Rivalries spilling over to the recruiting trail is not a new phenomenon.
In the state of Florida, the battles between Florida, Florida State and Miami are waged on a daily basis.
That’s especially true when it comes to coveted in-state prospects.
With eight of Florida State’s 10 current commitments coming from in-state prospects, it figures that the Seminoles will have to fight to hold on to most of them.
One player who fits among that group is 4-star Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy guard Dontae Lucas.
The 6-3, 323-pound lineman, who is from Miami, committed to the Seminoles in April.
Florida State commit Dontae Lucas is hear chatting with Mark Richt. Miami, Lucas' old high school team, is playing in the 7-on-7 tournament. pic.twitter.com/rs9qWzq0Ze
— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) June 9, 2018
However, as DieHards’ David Wilson detailed, Lucas made his way to rival Miami’s campus last weekend.
Since his commitment, he’s also taken a visit to Florida.
While it appears as if Lucas is keeping the door somewhat open with his recruitment, he’s also been one of the Seminoles’ most vocal recruiters on social media.
— Dontae Lucas (@7totha8) June 5, 2018
Additionally, Florida State has a major need along the offensive line, which makes keeping a player such as Lucas a priority for the staff.
For the moment, Lucas is someone to keep tabs on moving forward, but it doesn’t appear as if his commitment is in doubt.
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