It has been a busy week on the recruiting front for the Florida State Seminoles. With the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp in full swing this week, the Seminoles have had several of their top targets and commits on campus. Thursday, they received a verbal from wide receiver Ryan Sousa, and they added to their haul Friday when three-star offensive lineman Ethan Frith pledged his services to Florida State.
The Seminoles were the first to offer the North Pike High School (Summit, Mississippi) product, and it paid off with a commitment today. The massive 6’7″ 300 pound tackle had two other offers earlier this week, one from Louisiana Tech and one from Mississippi State. As expected, he’s a tad raw when it comes to footwork and technique, but he has the size that can’t be taught. He’s a physical blocker who also has a reputation for being an extremely hard worker.
Frith is the second offensive lineman to commit to the Seminoles in the Class of 2014, joining Alec Eberle from Mechanicsville, Virginia. The inability to land high profile OL has been an area of concern for many Seminole fans in recent years. Many thought offensive line coach Rick Trickett would be able to recruit four and five star talent to Tallahassee, especially given his track record as an excellent OL coach from his days at West Virginia. However, the Seminoles haven’t had great success landing big name tackles, and in fact, have had better success developing three star talent.
It remains to be seen what type of player Frith is, but what’s now known is his college destination–Florida State.
B.L. is a college football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed @coachlip on Twitter.