Big Man, 7 on 7 camps draw hundreds of HS prospects

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell and his staff hosted approximately 750 high school players between a Big Man Padded Offensive and Defensive Line Camp and a 7-on-7 camp on Wednesday. The Big Man camp was held in the indoor practice facility with over 300 lineman from all over the country taking part in a two and a half hour workout. Approximately two dozen high schools took part in the 7-on-7 tournament, which was held at the FSU Rec Sports Complex.

There were several high-profile prospects at the Big Man Camp, including OT Elijah Pritchett, OG Kanaya Charlton, OT Kam East and OLB Reid Pulliam, who are all members of the 2022 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Pritchett, who is from Columbus (Ga.) Carver High School, was back on campus for the second time in the last five days. He was in Tallahassee this past weekend for his official visit to FSU. The four-star prospect is ranked as the 9th-best offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2022 and is scheduled to take official visits to Alabama and Southern Cal in June.

Charlton, 6-5 and 330 pounds, from Brunswick (Ga.) High School, also attended camp but didn’t participate in the workout. He was on-campus this past weekend and participated in workouts during FSU’s Elite Camp, which took place at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday night. The three-star prospect is scheduled to return to Tallahassee the weekend of June 25th for his official visit.

East, 6-7 and 280 pounds, from New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine High School, has held an offer from FSU since last December still hasn’t set a date for an official visit with FSU. He is reported to be taking official visits to Arkansas and TCU later this month.

Pulliam, 6-3 and 220 pounds, from Colonial Heights (Va.) Life Christian Academy, hasn’t been offered by FSU yet but was definitely a prospect that was being evaluated by the staff.

The list of 2023 prospects at today’s camp included DT Darron Reed, OL Josh Miller, OT Jamal Meriweather and OT Tyree Adams.

Reed, 6-5 and 260 pounds, is a teammate of Pritchett’s at Carver HS, was offered by FSU in March. The four-star prospect is the 45th-best defensive line prospect in the class of 2023. He has also picked up offers from Georgia, Miami and Michigan State since being offered by the Seminoles.

Miller, 6-5 and 315 pounds, is also from Life Christian Academy and has held an offer from FSU since January. He also has offers from Kentucky, Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan State and Virginia Tech among others.

Adams, 6-5 and 270, is also from New Orleans St. Augustine HS and has held an offer from FSU since April. He has also been offered by Mississippi State.

Meriweather, 6-6 and 265 pounds, is a teammate of Charlton’s at Brunswick High School. He was also on-campus this past weekend for the Mega Camp. He will be a prospect that FSU will continue to evaluate this summer and fall.

Coaches from Memphis and FAMU were at the Big Man camp. They did not take part in coaching but were on hand to evaluate individual prospects.

Norvell and staff have now hosted approximately 3,000 high school prospects and coaches from over 60 college football programs in the last five days.

The Osceola spoke with Charlton, Pritchett, Miller and East and will have updates on their camp experience and recruitment in future articles.

Dane Draper contributed to this report, all player rating and rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.