FSU football doesn’t have any 2023 running backs committed yet, and one of their top targets appears to be trending elsewhere.
Four-star Daylan Smothers officially visited the Noles last weekend and spoke glowingly about this visit and how much his mother enjoyed her trip to Tallahassee.
His post-visit interview seemed like the visit went about as well as it could have gone, but it appears Oklahoma has taken the lead in his recruitment.
His interview can be seen below:
Smothers listed four schools on Twitter after his visit to Tallahassee: FSU, NC State, Oklahoma, and Alabama. The Noles were among the first to offer the North Carolina native.
FSU was one of the first places he visited after the dead period following the pandemic ended in June 2021. Smothers was on campus in March this spring and for his official visit last weekend. Oklahoma didn’t offer until March 2022, but that was the first official visit he took, followed by NC State and finally FSU.
NC State is the hometown team, but it is likely a two-team race between the Sooners and FSU. However, Oklahoma has received four crystal ball predictions since the visit to FSU.
His official visit is the only documented time he’s been to Oklahoma, so it would suck to get a player on campus that often, only to see him choose a school after visiting only once. Smothers is the No. 219 player overall and No. 9 running back in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
However, FSU did have Samuel Singleton on campus for an official visit at the same time as Smothers.
Singleton is an in-state target ranked No. 221 overall and No. 11 running back. Smothers indicated he planned to commit some time in July, so we’ll see where he ends up relatively soon.
Singleton may have a summer commitment timeline as well. It would be a home run if they could land both targets, but as long as they get one of them, that’ll do.