Florida State has already secured an offensive lineman commitment from the 2025 recruiting cycle in five-star Solomon Thomas from Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida. However, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Alex Atkins has his sights set on adding more talent to the room.
One target to closely monitor is four-star Mario Nash Jr., who can play both offensive tackle and interior offensive lineman, from Kemper County High School in De Kalb, Mississippi.
On Monday afternoon, he included Florida State in his top ten schools list, which also featured teams such as Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Penn State, USC, Auburn, LSU, and Georgia Tech.
Florida State's coaching staff has been successful with getting elite prospects on campus for their Junior Day events over the past few weeks. Nash Jr. made his way to Tallahassee during the weekend of January 20th. He also made a game day visit to witness a contest in Doak Campbell Stadium when the Seminoles took on the North Alabama Lions on November 18th (Jordan Travis injury PTSD).
It is great to see the Mississippi native taking unofficial visits to Florida State. Hopefully, when the recruiting dead period ends and the coaching staff can conduct in-person visits with recruits, they can make a lasting impression on the four-star prospect.
It is a bit worrisome when Florida State recruits prospects from the state of Mississippi since many of those athletes try to stay home instead of venturing out to other states (think about the Luke Altmyer situation where he chose to de-commit from Florida State and sign with Ole Miss).
Atkins has some targets on the recruiting board that could be in play other than Nash Jr. such as four-star Peyton Joseph, four-star Ziyare Addison, and four-star Dontrell Glover. As the Garnet and Gold Spring Game approaches in April, you should see the board continue to expand with a variety of options.