Florida State is expected to host a ton of talent at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp starting today. The camp gives Coach Fisher and his staff a chance to get an up close look at the skills of potential recruits, as well as players that have already verbally committed.
Two such players are committed to be future quarterbacks for the Seminoles in J.J. Cosentino and De’Andre Johnson.
Cosentino, the product of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, is a three-star quarterback with prototypical size. At 6’5″ 220 pounds, he has good feet and a really efficient release. He has a nice presence in the pocket and is athletic enough to escape when he needs to. Despite his size, he doesn’t possess a huge arm. It’s strong, but definitely isn’t elite when compared to other QBs in the 2014 class. To make up for that, he showed great accuracy and anticipation during his junior year. After some time in Fisher’s system there’s no reason to believe that Cosentino can’t be a quality quarterback at the collegiate level.
Johnson, a commitment for the class of 2015, is much more in the mold of a dual-threat quarterback. The soon-to-be junior from First Coast High School in Jacksonville is listed at 6’2″ and is likely still growing. He’s an accurate thrower and is very elusive when he takes off and runs. As a sophomore, Johnson threw for 2,173 yards and 25 touchdowns. In two years he’s thrown 57 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions. With continued development, he could end up being a star at Florida State. But there’s a long way to go until Signing Day 2015, and teams around the country are coming after him hard.
The Jimbo Fisher Football Camp is a vital recruiting tool that allows Florida State’s staff to get a look at players they’re hoping to get commits from in the future. However, it also helps them stay in touch with kids that already have committed such as Cosentino and Johnson. This week should further strengthen the relationship Fisher has with both future Seminoles quarterbacks, and that’s good news for the folks in Tallahassee.
B.L. is a college football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed @coachlip.