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Four-star QB Luke Altmyer decommits from Florida State

Starkville (Miss.) High four-star quarterback Luke Altmyer has decommitted from Florida State. He announced Monday morning that he has reopened the process and also talked with 247Sports about it.

Altmyer had been a verbal to the Seminoles since February.

“Florida State what we’ve grown since they offered me is second to none,” Altmyer told 247Sports. “The relationships are so real. Coach (Mike) Norvell, Coach (Kenny) Dillingham and the whole staff, they’re one of the best. They’re so great. Their fanbase, I know they’ll eventually win and do great things but with all that’s transpired through the whole course of 2020 I didn’t feel comfortable with my decision and didn’t think my heart was in the right place. And not being able to take real visits it didn’t feel comfortable to me.

“I only visited Tallahassee twice, during the afternoon and during the day. It was tough and I couldn’t see myself in Tallahassee.”

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Altmyer is tabbed by the 247Sports Composite as the country’s No. 12 pro-style passer and No. 183 prospect overall. Ole Miss had already been trending on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Look for that to continue moving forward.

“I’m sure more will come in if I give it a day or two,” Altmyer said.

Altmyer plans to enroll early at the school of his choosing.

247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons compares Altmyer’s game to SMU standout Shane Buechele who ranks second nationally in passing yards this fall.

“Enough height and frame that has added good weight between junior and senior seasons,” Simmons wrote in his evaluation back in June. “Controlled, accurate passer that plays with command in the intermediate game. Good touch with the ability to feather throws over second level defenders or make red zone pylon throws. Light active feet in the pocket. Highlight film shows eyes and feet married up through progressions. Has some outside the pocket ability and makes some slick plays against his body and off script. While he shows pace on throws in the middle of the field and in the short and intermediate areas of the field, he doesn’t show an elite arm on the big throws. Limited yards per attempt relative to the elite national quarterbacks. Despite really good combine athleticism, does not engage as dual-threat runner. We like as an ascending prospect that will be a Power Five starter who possesses some NFL upside. Further validation of physical tools could point to an even higher ceiling.”

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