Florida State Recruiting Visitor List: June 24-26

Florida State is once again welcoming a slew of rookies for official visits this weekend. Looking at the chart, visiting prospects are among the most important Class of 2023 goals for Mike Norvell and his team.

The Seminoles welcome eight rookies for official visits this weekend. Many are approaching their decisions, so this is a vital weekend for FSU’s chances. Let’s take a look at the visiting recruits.

Keldric Faulk – Highland Home, Alabama

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive lineman is one of the top overall targets on the roster for FSU. He’s been to FSU three times before for unofficials and camps, but now the staff have their chance to host him and his family for the entire weekend.

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With the ability to play inside or outside depending on the forward, and the ability to play with the quickness and turn that he brings to the table, Faulk is a major target. He’s coming off a visit to Florida, but it appears to be a race between FSU and Auburn.

A visit is planned for this summer. Getting Faulk the last chance is huge for this staff’s chances of landing the nation’s 84th rookie.

Lucas Simmons – Clearwater, Florida

Simmons is clearly the number one table target for Alex Atkins and FSU. The Sweden native has already been to FSU four times so he knows the program and the coaches. There is hope that this weekend, Atkins and the staff can slam the door on other programs recruiting Lucas.

Simmons’ best room is in front of him. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound lineman has an incredible 82-inch wingspan and is the mold of today’s tackles.

There is a belief that FSU is in the driver’s seat before the visit. Can Atkins finish this one?

Avery Stuart – Montgomery, AL

Stuart became one of Marcus Woodson’s top security targets. Stuart was offered in January of this year and visited FSU in May for an unofficial.

He’s coming off an official visit to Kentucky, and Arkansas and a few others are involved.

With a summer engagement planned, this will be one of the last chances FSU has to impress the safety from a distance. Very similar to Akeem Dent, Avery would be a nice piece to slip into Dent’s place once he goes to the next level.

Daylan Smothers – Charlotte, North Carolina

Smothers was arguably FSU’s top target once Cedrick Baxter came off and players like Richard Young took out FSU.

It’s not a blow to Smothers as he’s an extremely talented running back (he’s been my favorite for a while). He is sturdily built at 5-foot-11 and 182 pounds. He runs 11.5 in the 100 but has very good to almost elite football speed. Named North Carolina Player of the Year as a sophomore, Smothers has been one of the top guards in the country for the past few years.

NC State is a major player having been there several times, and Oklahoma has been gaining ground. Daylan was at FSU’s Elite Junior Day to kick off spring training, coming away feeling like he was fit for what Mike Norvell is doing on offense.

This weekend is vital as Smothers will make their decision in a few weeks.

Samuel Singleton – Fleming Island, Florida

Singleton and Smothers are very similar running backs, and FSU would take both in this class. Singleton is another standout piece, and his speed shows on film. It’s a burner, and it’s really good in the open field.

Some think FSU has been the top pick for Singleton for a while, but he’s done a great job keeping his recruiting quiet to be a top-notch player in his position.

Mike Norvell has done a terrific job throughout his time developing running backs. These two goals would be the best he achieved as a head coach.

Chris Parson – Brentwood, Tennessee

You’ve been living under a stone if you’re unaware of the change in Chris’s recruitment. Once a tough, firm commitment, Parson entertains other programs as FSU seeks to land two quarterbacks this cycle.

Parson is a perfect fit on offense and what today’s game demands of the quarterback position. We have confirmed with a few sources that he will be in town, which is vital to retaining him as he is coming off an unofficial visit to Mississippi State and an official visit to SMU.

One should believe we’ll have a much clearer picture of Parson’s long-term status with FSU after this weekend. He must be in this class – it’s the only recruitment everyone is looking at before the weekend.

Tavion Gadson – Savannah, Georgia

Gadson burst onto the scene for FSU at camp earlier this month. He visited in March for an unofficial visit and will now be in town for his visit.

He traveled to Tennessee, Minnesota and Kentucky for official visits. It looks like a summer engagement is coming and FSU will get the last visit.

The staff did a great job of evaluating and landing defensive linemen. With Keith Sampson Jr already signed up, Gadson would finish the interior for that class.

Demarco Ward – Duluth, GA

Ward announced on his Twitter earlier this week that he was heading to FSU this weekend. He is well connected with linebackers coach Randy Shannon. He is also one of the few names on the board right now.

Ward is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound sideline-to-sideline linebacker. He visits FSU in March for a junior day and he has offers from UCF, Louisville, Wake Forest, Duke and Memphis.

Demarco is one to watch this weekend as the FSU would like to lock him up and get him on board before he leaves town.

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