FSU football coaches have done a great job addressing the trenches in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
They already have three defensive ends, and one defensive tackle committed, with some quality targets left at defensive tackle.
We technically could include Ayobami Tifase in the 2023 class since he will sit out this year, although he’s already enrolled.
One of those targets is three-star Tavion Gadson. Gadson officially visited the Noles in July and released a top five list of schools Wednesday night via his Twitter account:
FSU football has the lone crystal ball prediction with confidence of six placed in late June. The prediction took place before the official visit, and the visit went well by all intents and purposes. FSU was among the first major schools to offer Gadson in March 2022.
He hails from Savannah, Georgia, and has visited the Noles on several occasions outside the official visit. Minnesota was the first school he officially visited, with FSU the second, so he has three official visits remaining.
I think it’s worth noting he received an offer from Georgia in May. That offer is pinned to his Twitter profile. That’s usually a strong indicator of the offer standing out among others. It’s likely a scenario where Georgia is slow playing him to see how they do with higher-ranked targets on their board.
I should note he hasn’t officially visited Tennessee or Kentucky yet, either. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s likely a Georgia/FSU battle, and he’s waiting to see how the Georgia offer will play out. If he never officially visits there, that will tell you all you need to know.
I wonder if he’ll officially visit Tennessee or Kentucky? Of course, FSU lost a recruiting battle for four-star defensive tackle Tyre West in December during the early signing period.
Besides Gadson, the Noles have targets four-star Jordan Hall at defensive tackle. Hall is a national recruit and will likely decide late in the process, so it’ll be a waiting game to see how defensive tackle recruiting finishes up this recruiting cycle. Right now, the Noles seem to be in a good spot.