FAMU will be seeking to improve both pass coverage and run blocking. Graduating seniors Keonte Cash, 6’1”, 290 pounds, and TJ Jones, 6’5”, 295 pounds, were both starters. The offensive line recruits are slightly smaller than what Wood may have hoped for, but he is likely not disappointed with this cadre of recruits.
Donovan Hovey-Franklin—At 6’5”, 315 pounds, is a three star recruit who runs the 40 yard dash in 5.0 seconds. Said to be aggressive and have a “nasty” streak. Can play tackle or guard. Has the potential to challenge for a starting position his freshmen year.
Other offers: Coastal Carolina, Mississippi State, Troy State, and Bethune Cookman University
Donovan Hovey-Franklin In His Own Words
Steven Jean-Baptiste—At 6’2”, 290 pounds, Baptiste is a two star recruit and a solid athlete. He comes from a winning tradition at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, runner up in the FHSAA 3A Championship. Seven seniors on the Chaminade team signed to play Division 1 football. Baptiste runs the 40 yard dash in 5.15 seconds. He is expected to do great things at FAMU.
Other offers: Bowling Green, USF, Charlotte, FIU, and Marshall
Antawn Lewis—At 6’4”, 290 pounds, Lewis is a two star offensive lineman. He runs the 40 yard dash in 5.1 seconds. With his size and quickness, he could play guard or tackle. If he lives up to his nickname, “Tank,” he’ll likely compete for a starting position as a freshman.
Other offers: North Carolina, McNeese, Middle Tennessee State, Charlotte, Southeast Missouri, USF, Miami of Ohio
Jalen Brayboy—At 6’3”, 285 pounds, Brayboy plays offensive line including center. He is ranked 113th offensive line in the state. He come from Jacksonville Raines, a program with a rich history. He and runs the 40 yard dash in 6.0 seconds. Expect him to compete for the center position.
Other offers: Not listed