Notes: FSU in top 10 for 2021 TE, in top 12 for two 4-star 2022s

Class of 2021 tight end prospect Mitch Evans announced over the holiday weekend that he has narrowed his list of potential college homes to 10 schools. FSU offered Evans earlier this spring and the Seminoles are listed in his top10.

The 6-foot-7 and 240-pound rising senior from Wadsworth (Ohio) High School also listed Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Pitt and Virginia as the other finalists in his recruitment.

The fact that Evans still has a committable offer from the Seminoles is interesting given the fact that FSU has already taken the commitments of two tight end prospects for 2021 in Jackson West, 6-4 and 231 pounds, from Huntsville (Ala.) High School and Koby Gross, 6-3 and 235-pounds, from Pleasant Hill (Calif.) Diablo Valley College. It is also interesting to note that Gross is not scheduled to graduate from junior college until next May. That could be a reason that Mike Norvell and staff are still actively recruiting other options at the position.

Mitchell is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him ranked as the 20th-best tight end prospect in the country for 2021 and the 14th-best overall prospect from Ohio.

2022 Recruit Updates:

Another prospect that FSU has offered for its 2022 recruiting class has narrowed his list of potential college homes to 12 schools.

Offensive tackle prospect Addison Nichols, 6-5 and 300-pounds, from Great Atlanta (Ga.) Christian School announced on July 4 that FSU, along with Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee and Southern Cal, are the schools he is giving the most consideration to at this point in his recruitment.

Nichols is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him ranked as the fourth-best OT prospect in the country for 2022 and the seventh-best overall prospect in Georgia.

Defensive back prospect Bobby Taylor from Katy (Tex.) High School announced the top-12 schools currently involved in his recruitment and that he intends to announce which one of those schools he plans to commit prior to his senior season.

FSU is on Taylor’s current list of finalists along with Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and USC. Taylor, 6-1 and 180 pounds, is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports who also have him ranked as the 28th-best CB prospect for 2022 and the 32nd-best overall prospect in the state of Texas. One note of interest on Taylor: he is the son of former NFL and Notre Dame defensive back Bobby Taylor.

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