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OT prospect Okunlola talks FSU offer, recruiting process

Samson Okunlola has quickly become one of the most sought after offensive line prospects in the 2023 recruiting class. The 6-foot-5 and 320-pound offensive tackle picked up an offer from Florida State in March and the offers just continue to pile up for the rising junior from Thayer Academy in Brockton, Mass.

“I was excited to get the offer,” Okunlola said of the offer from FSU on March 19. “FSU is also a good school that had good linemen in the past.”

Okunlola has been hearing from Seminoles offensive line coach Alex Atkins on a regular basis and the pair are building a relationship.

“I’ve been talking with Coach Atkins and building a good relationship,” said Okunlola. “I talk to him every so often. He is a very good guy.”

After watching his HUDL highlight tape it’s easy to see why college football coaches are in hot pursuit of Okunlola. While still raw and in the very early stages of his development as an offensive lineman he is extremely long. He has a wingspan of 85 inches, athletic and is an extremely physical blocker.

“My favorite thing would be just moving another man whereever I want on the field,” answered Okunlola when asked what he likes most about playing the game. “I have good feet but I’d like to improve on my hand placement.”

Okunlola is considered to be a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the 7th-best offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2023. And he has an offer list that grows daily and that backs that lofty ranking up.

Since being offered by FSU, Okunlola has reported receiving offers from Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss, Oregon and Michigan. He also says that at this early stage in the recruiting process he doesn’t have any favorites yet. Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Colorado, Oregon, Penn State and South Carolina have also extended offers to Okunlola.

“I don’t have any top schools but Boston College and Penn State are hitting me up the most along with a couple of others,” said Okunlola, who hasn’t yet planned out where he will be attending camps or taking unofficial visits to this summer.