Fast Five: Jimbo Fisher Camp

Fast Five: Jimbo Fisher Camp

There was a lot going on in Tallahassee, Fla. on the FSU campus. It was day two of the Jimbo Fisher Camp and there was plenty of talent there participating and hanging out...

Over 400 football players were at Florida State competing at the Jimbo Fisher Camp Thursday. That's a lot.

In that large group, there were plenty of talented prospects participating and a pretty good all-star team watching as well.

Here is the Fast Five:

Sweat Arrived
Josh Sweat (Pictured above) made it down to Florida State for the first time and he arrived late on Wednesday. Many were looking for him Thursday morning -- he did not show his face. In the afternoon, he came riding in on the golf cart and all eyes were on him.

Jimbo Fisher was right there much of the time Sweat, a five-star defensive end out of Virginia was there inside the indoor facility. Fisher worked Sweat and the family in front of media, campers, parents, and high school coaches.

He is a top target for the Seminoles and FSU, along with Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech are looked at as legit contenders.

So Similar
The offensive line unit was strong on Thursday with four-star offensive tackle Christian Pellage and four-star offensive guard Jalen Merrick competing. Stewart Reese is a 2016 prospect that emerged throughout the day and showed he belonged reps with the top group.

The two that created the biggest buzz though from the start were 2015 four-star Abdul Bello and 2016 four-star Chidi Valentine-Okeke (Pictured below), two of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country.

Who is better out these two? You may get a split vote if you polled 10 people watching the pair on Thursday. Both are raw prospects, both are from Africa, both are still learning a lot about football, both have prototypical size, and both have so much upside.

When talking feet, I lean towards Bello at this time. He has wide receiver-like legs, thin ankles, and he is so light on his feet.

Valentine-Okeke has more of an attitude. He showed more aggression on Thursday. He played more physical and showed great punch.

Right now, it is really a toss up who is better today, but it is about the future for both -- it is very bright. Each is a solid 6-foot-6, each is a lean 300 pounds, and each has long arms you look for in a tackle.

It will be fun to watch these two grow as football players. Bello is at Montverde Academy and Valentine-Ekeke is at Champagnat Catholic. You will hear a lot about these two many years from now.

Talented Observers
It was quite a group of prospects watching and receiving love from coaches. On Wednesday, it was Alabama commitment Calvin Ridley, there was more on Thursday.

FSU commit Derwin James, a five-star safety was hanging out with 2015 Scout 100 running back Jacques Patrick and Scout 300 quarterback Deondre Francois much of the afternoon.

Four-star offensive lineman Matt Burrell was lurking around the indoor facility for the second day around current players, FSU coaches, and other recruits.

North Carolina commitment Ronnie Harrison was there for the first session. He was spotted speaking with Coach Speed, the defensive coordinator for a while early.

Darnell Salomon is one of the top 2016 wide receivers and he spent time with Fisher, Coach Dawsey, and other FSU players on Thursday.

Big Arms in Tally
There were some top signal callers on hand and they had Fisher's and Sanders attention early in the day.

Jacob Eason (Pictured above) traveled down from the state of Washington and he was sharp. He is a kid that you see throw a few balls, then offer him. He is 6-5, 200-plus pounds, and he has a nice delivery, a strong arm, and he threw with accuracy on the FSU practice fields.

Eason was the top quarterback prospect there and he is clearly one of the best in the country for 2016.

Who was next? It was more of a local kid with a former Seminole quarterback as his head coach in Chris Weinke. Deondre Francois is the quarterback and after a strong showing in Oregon at the Elite 11/The Opening last week, he was at it again Thursday at FSU.

Francois was sharp, especially in pass skeleton and the 7on7 part of the camp. Florida State is a finalist for Francios with Auburn, Notre Dame, and Oregon with a decision likely coming this month.

FSU commit DeAndre Johnson and 2016 signal callers Malik Henry and Jake Zembiec were among the top prospects at this position camping.

A Freak
The helmet made some scared right away with the Justin Tuck look (Facemask), but once he put his hand in the dirt, fired out of his stance, and showed his pass rushing skills, it was over.

Janarius Robinson (Pictured above) is a four-star end in the 2016 class out of Panama City (Fla.) Bay and he is going to see his stock improve on Scout in the coming weeks.

Robinson was unstoppable Thursday -- he was flat out dominant. He defeated whoever Coach Trickett put in front of him at offensive tackle. He has a great first step, he dipped the shoulder and turned the corner well, and he got to the quarterback in a hurry.

He is a strong FSU lean right now, so he is on Commitment Watch for the Nole Nation.

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