It’s a tough spot. Parson, Glenn, and Collins go to compete at the Elite 11 competition soon, and I expect all of this to shake out shortly after that. Parson has looked like the third-best option thus far, but a strong showing could elevate his profile more, which could garner more new offers that could make things difficult for FSU.
A poor showing could be detrimental to Parson and influence FSU to go harder after one of the other two targets. Also, AJ Duffy looks to be the QB of the future and FSU already has a 2024 QB commit in Luke Kromehoek.
I put a lot of emphasis on the upcoming official visit to FSU for Parson. If he doesn’t make that visit, then I believe that’s a red flag with so many important recruiting targets visiting the Noles that weekend.
I know it’s close to the Elite 11 competition, but this date was set before he got the late invitation. If he makes the official visit, then that’s the second time he’s been to Tallahassee this month, despite all of the commotion surrounding him visiting other places and other QBs visiting Tallahassee.
That has to count for something, but clarity needs to come soon. Perception-wise, it’s not a good look for a school’s QB commit to visit other schools. That makes it more difficult for him to help build the recruiting class. SMU received a crystal ball prediction after his visit with a confidence level of three.
I don’t put any stock into crystal ball predictions that low. I mean, what’s the point of making a prediction that low? The first thing to watch for is Parson making the visit back to FSU or not. If not, then the writing is on the wall. If so, we’ll have to wait until how things shake out after the Elite 11 competition at the end of the month. Will FSU miss out on all three? I don’t think so, but then again, it’s recruiting.