FSU football: Noles offer 2022 three-star OT George Fitzpatrick

FSU football continues to evaluate players for its 2022 recruiting class.

FSU football coaches are looking to solidify their offensive line group in the upcoming recruiting classes.

The latest offer goes to 2022 three-star offensive tackle George Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick hails from Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colorado.

The Noles were able to take one high school offensive tackle in the 2021 recruiting cycle, and I expect them to attempt to sign at least 1-2 in 2022.

Fitzpatrick announced the offer on his birthday via his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:

Thoughts

That was a nice touch by FSU football to offer on his birthday, although Penn State did the same thing about two hours later. Fitzpatrick checks in at 6’6″ and 275 pounds and has 22 offers from FSU, Auburn, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Penn State, TCU, Texas, USC, Tennessee, and Iowa State among others.

Fitzpatrick is considered the No. 374 player nationally, No. 39 offensive tackle, and the No. 2 player in Colorado.  There are no 247 Crystal Ball Predictions for Fitzpatrick at this time.

I wouldn’t pay much attention to the rankings with offensive tackles when it comes to Alex Atkins. The offensive line coach has an eye for talent and the ability to develop that talent. Freshmen Maurice Smith and Robert Scott are prime examples as both played a lot of snaps in 2020. Both one named by at least one publication as Freshman All-Americans.

FSU has three commitments in the 2022 recruiting cycle and offensive tackle will continue to be a priority as 32 of their 39 offensive line offers thus far are for the tackle position. It’s usually difficult to get offensive linemen in the midwest to come to the southeast.

The Noles don’t have any real ties to the state of Colorado in recruiting, so it’ll be interesting to see how this recruitment goes. If they can get him on campus at some point, then that’s when we’ll know the recruitment is serious.