Why the Florida Panthers are targeting Florida State QB Dwayne Bacon and Florida State commits

With their top targets gone, the Florida State Seminoles are looking for help on offense.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher and offensive coordinator Kevin Steele have been talking about a potential quarterback swap since the season started.

Florida State is reportedly targeting Florida’s Jahlil Okafor in the event OkaFOR stays in Tallahassee, but the team is also reportedly interested in Alabama’s Cam Newton.

A team source told 247Sports that the Panthers are considering either Florida State’s Jameis Winston or Florida’s Jalen Hurts as a potential fit.

The Panthers are not looking to make a major splash in the recruiting class, which has an average of 7.5 commits, but they are looking to build a talented roster that includes players who can contribute immediately.

The Florida State recruiting class is loaded with offensive weapons, with quarterbacks Dwayne Baker, Deondre Francois, Deon Cain and Brandon Doughty among the top targets.

Baker, Francois and Doughty have been ranked as the top five prospects in the country since the end of May, with Baker also being ranked by Scout as the No. 3 quarterback in the nation.

Florida also has a couple of quarterback prospects in Tanner Lee and Ryan Stowers, who were ranked as top prospects in ESPN’s Composite rankings.

The Seminoles will also have the option of bringing back former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jeff Driskel, who was ranked as a No. 12 quarterback in ESPN.com’s composite rankings last month.

Brett Hundley is the second quarterback in Florida State history to have a top-five ranking, joining Marcus Allen in 2002.

Hundleys high school career in Tampa, Florida was a breakout season, where he threw for 1,814 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions, a third of his total offense.