Venice (Fla.) High School wide receiver Malachi Wideman has been committed to FSU since May 2019 and he was expected to sign a national letter-of-intent with the Seminoles last month, but that didn’t come to fruition. And it looks like the job of keeping Wideman may have just gotten a little harder.
According to Josh Newberg of 247Sports, Wideman, who is rated as a four-star prospect, will make at least three official visits in January ahead of the traditional national signing day in February.
Wideman will take official visits to Tennessee during the weekend of Jan. 17 and to Oregon on the weekend of Jan. 24. He will also take an official visit to FAU, where former FSU head coach Willie Taggart is now leading the Owls’ program.
Besides the transition from Taggart to Mike Norvell at FSU, basketball will likely play a deciding factor in who Wideman will eventually sign with as it is anticipated that he will play both sports at the college level. The 6-foot-4 and 180-pound athlete plays shooting
guard/small forward in basketball. It has also been reported that FSU basketball coach Leonard Hamilton was expected to let Wideman play basketball for the Seminoles next season.
Wideman is ranked as the 132nd best prospect in the country in football according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He took an official visit to FSU on the weekend of Dec. 13, which was the Seminoles’ first official visit weekend with Norvell as head coach.