On Friday, a new face emerged in the offensive line group for the Jimbo Fisher Camp. Ryan Hoefeld, a 6'3, 265-pound center prospect made his way up from New Orleans. He stars for Brother Martin High School. Hoefeld performed well enough to earn an offer after the conclusion of camp.
"It was awesome. I didn't know much about Florida State, but I loved it," Hoefeld said. "We watched some movies and I had no idea about how much tradition Florida State has," he added, speaking of Florida State's 3D film often shown to prospects.
After a while, I was able to get Hoefeld to discuss other schools. "I like TCU a lot," he said of the Horned Frogs. TCU has not offered yet, but an offer is expected when Hoefeld camps there July 13, as TCU's offensive line coach is reluctant to extend offers without first working with the recruit. "I like TCU's education, and that they are a smaller school that still plays big time football," he added.
Hoefled has a timetable for his decision. "I'm going to take a week or two after the conclusion of my camp circuit, look at academics and majors, and then make a decision before football starts the first week in August," he said. His mom has been researching flights and travel distances. "She is fine with anything five or six hours away (Both TCU and FSU are within those parameters). If I tried to go somewhere like Oregon she might have an issue," he added.