FSU football: Coaches using time to make up ground on 2022 recruiting

FSU football coaches are doing everything 100 percent virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are using this time to catch up on 2022 recruiting.

The FSU football coaching staff had to play catch up on the 2021 recruiting class after Mike Norvell was hired in early December.

The transition class put the staff behind, forcing them to spend more time on 2020 while other top programs moved onto 2021 recruits and beyond.

The temporary NCAA dead period has given the FSU staff time to prioritize its 2021 targets while continuing to evaluate new targets.

At the time same time, the coaching staff has been using the time wisely to begin evaluating and offering 2022 recruiting. They’ve sent out a string of new 2022 offers in the past couple of weeks.

Some Recent 2022 Offers

One of the best attributes we heard about Mike Norvell was his ability to instill stability and organization within a program. This looks to be the case as the coaching staff has already sent out 101 offers for the 2022 recruiting cycle.

They’ve been able to make up ground with some of its competitors. For comparison sake, Miami has sent out 99 offers, and Florida has sent out 110 offers.

A total of 64 of the offers FSU has sent out go to recruits from Florida (28), Georgia (21), Louisiana (8), and Tennessee (7). It makes sense as FSU’s historically done well in Florida and Georgia and still have strong ties in Tennessee and Louisiana with Norvell coaching at Memphis and David Johnson doing major work in Louisiana.

Now it comes down to hopefully having a 2020 season so the coaching staff can show progress on the field.

Ultimately, that’s going to be the determining factor in how well they can recruit. However, establishing those relationships this early should get their foot in the door.