Florida State coach Mike Norvell praises freshman QB AJ Duffy for scrimmage performance
Florida State freshman quarterback AJ Duffy is already making an impression in Tallahassee.
Seminoles coach Mike Norvell praised his young quarterback on Saturday afternoon for a “really impressive” performance in his first scrimmage.
“AJ Duffy for his first scrimmage was really impressive,” Norvell told reporters on Saturday. “He probably had one of the best throws of the day. On a little boot-action he threw it 45 yards deep to his left that was impressive. It was a great throw. But he doesn’t act like a freshman.
“This is somebody that should be in the spring semester of his senior year. He just has a different mentality and he’s prepared for the moment. He’s come in and he’s competing. He still has a lot of things to clean up. I like his presence in the ownership of what he’s doing.”
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"AJ Duffy for his first scrimmage was really impressive. He probably had one of the best throws of the day. On a little boot-action he threw it 45 yards deep to his left that was impressive. It was a great throw. But he doesn't act like a freshman…
— Ben Meyerson (@ByBenMeyerson) March 26, 2022
Duffy was a highly-recruited prospect out IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He was the No. 11 quarterback in the country for the class of 2022, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
As Norvell alluded to, Duffy is an early enrollee who could still be finishing up his senior year of high school. His presence this spring could give him a chance to compete for the backup job as a true freshman behind Jordan Travis.
Florida State’s spring game is on April 9.