Hockman continues FSU’s tremendous QB run

As if Florida State didn’t have enough talent at the quarterback position for the coming years, the Seminoles added another big-time signal-caller on April 3, accepting a commitment from Powder Springs, Georgia, standout Bailey Hockman. The Peach State talent had approximately 15 Power 5 scholarship offers, but after two recent trips to Tallahassee, there was no other option.

The 6-2, 190-pound quarterback appeared to be a strong lean for the Seminoles heading into his second visit to Tallahassee the first weekend of April. By the end of the weekend, Hockman was FSU-bound.

A three-year starter at Atlanta-area powerhouse McEachern High School heading into his senior year, Hockman has played with and against some of the top gridiron talent in Georgia over the past few years. He shouldn’t be intimidated when he arrives at Florida State, having played alongside the likes of Taj Griffin (Oregon), Chuma Edoga (Southern Cal), Chandler Jones (Louisville), T.J. Rahming (Duke), Tyler Smith (North Carolina commit), Julian Rochester (Georgia), Tremayne Anchrum (Clemson) and Ajani Kerr (Georgia Tech) with the Indians. Last fall, Hockman led McEachern to a 10-2 record and a state playoff berth.

Hockman was Florida State’s No. 1 quarterback target in the 2017 class — the first signal-caller in his class to receive an offer from Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles. With his early pledge, is FSU’s staff done pursuing quarterbacks this cycle?