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What I Liked: Rob Cassidy from Florida State's camp

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MORE FSU CAMP: Cassidy's takeaways from Day 1

TALLAHSSEE, Fla. – Day 2 of Florida State’s prospect camp is in the books, and’s Rob Cassidy was in attendance for everything Saturday had to offer. Here's what he liked most from what he saw there ...


... the depth of young quarterback talent

The first day of camp saw Alabama-based quarterback Peter Parish get a private workout with Florida State quarterback coach Walt Bell. On day two, the group was larger. Following Saturday’s session, Bell selected five passers to escort inside the program’s indoor facility for a more intimate workout. Saturday’s group consisted of Tallahassee (Fla.) University School’s Willie Taggart Jr. (2020), Niceville High School’s Will Koch (2020), Gainesville Eastside High School’s Anthony Richardson (2020), Georgia-based passer Chad Mascoe Jr. (2022) and Dallas’ Richard Parson (2023).

The youth of the group was no coincidence, as FSU already has a quarterback in the fold for 2019 and is looking toward the future at the position. Bell seemed particularly encouraged by Richardson, who boasts the most impressive physical frame of the bunch. During the workout, the strong-armed quarterback showcased impressive touch placing the ball into tight windows. Koch and Mascoe also wowed onlookers at times during Saturday’s session and made an impact on Bell during the private session.

... the extremely bright future of Brandon Inniss 

By the time Saturday’s session got started, most in attendance knew Brandon Inniss’ name. The 2023 phenom made plenty of noise on Friday and followed that with an even better performance on Saturday. Once again working against the older prospects, Innis won most of his one-on-one reps, including a hyper-impressive route that saw him befuddle Demorie Tate, a talented defensive back that holds an offer from FSU.

Florida State coaches as well as coaches from FAU, who were also in attendance at the camp, chatted with the eighth-grader during and after the workout. If Innis continues to develop, he will likely be a national recruit down the road.

... the way South Florida represented itself

D'Sean Perry
D'Sean Perry

Class of 2021 running back Amari Daniels, who already carries major offers, was probably the marquee South Florida name at the event, but the Miami Jackson star elected not to work on Saturday. Still, there was more talent from the region in attendance.

Three-star linebacker D'Sean Perry of Miami Gulliver Prep stood out on each of the event’s first two days. Perry carries a long list of offers, not including one from FSU, and will take an official visit to Virginia on June 22. He also plans to visit Oregon but has not set a date for that trip as this juncture.

“I don’t really have any favorites for sure right now, but Virginia, Florida and Oregon are up there,” Perry said. “I guess you could say they would be the favorites.”

Perry’s teammate, 2020 defensive tackle Westley Neal, was also in attendance in Tallahassee. Neal worked out for FSU coaches on Friday but sat Saturday’s session out. He flashed enough potential to get the attention of the Seminoles’ staff but will need to reshape his body a touch before landing an offer from the Seminoles. As things stand now, he holds offers from Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan and Boston College.

Miami central defensive back Darius Conley turned in an impressive two-day effort as well. And while the 2019 defensive back probably lacks the size to land an offer from Florida State, he could help a number of lower-level FBS schools. His recruitment will be limited because of his lack of height, but Conley shined in coverage and can play both safety and corner at the high school level.

... the size and skill of Demorie Tate

Demorie Tate arrived at camp with a Florida State offer but worked out nevertheless and reminded everyone why he holds said offer in the process.

Tate attends Orlando (Fla.) Freedom High School, which isn’t known for churning out top talent and has flown a bit under the radar up to this point. That, however, is changing by the day. The 6-foot-2 Tate was one of the most impressive defensive backs at the event and shined during both one-on-one work and drills on Saturday.

At the moment, Tate’s offer list includes FSU, FAU and UCF but the 2020 prospect should see his options expand during his junior season.