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Preview: Camp season kicks off with mega event

Florida State coaches are set to hold their annual Mega Camp this weekend with more than 20 colleges in attendance. Last year’s camp was a huge success with more than 2,000 participants, who worked out for all the college coaches. This year FSU may not have as many players but hope to turn out more top-rated prospects. 

This camp will be huge for the Seminoles as FSU holds only six commitments at this time. The Seminoles will probably add another 20 prospects before NSD. 

Chris Parson of Brentwood, Tenn., pulled the trigger early on for FSU. The four-star quarterback recently made the Elite 11 finals. He may decide to come to the camp and throw some passes to some elite receivers. 

Other players committed to FSU are defensive tackle Keith Sampson (New Bern-NC), defensive end Lamont Green Jr. (Miami Gulliver Prep), tight end Randy Pittman (Lynn Haven Mosley) and wide receivers Darren Lawrence (Sanford Seminole) and Vandrevious Jacobs (Vero Beach). 

While the Seminoles are off to a solid start to building the 2023 class, this camp could help them improve their recruiting rankings come Monday morning.

A pair of twins are among those to watch. Tyclean Givens (DE/OLB) 6-3, 240 from Miami Jackson and Tycool Givens (6-4, 235) will also attend the camp this upcoming weekend. Both players were recently offered by Randy Shannon, who watched both in their spring scrimmage at Traz Powell. 

Wilky Denaud, a four-star defensive end out of Fort Pierce John Carroll High School, will camp at FSU on June 8, so while they will not get him on campus for the mega camp they will at their future prospect camp. 

Defensive tackle Jordan Hall will look to attend FSU’s Elite Camp on June 4. He is a prospect to keep an eye on as the Seminoles have led throughout and he would be a big-time get. Hall may be the top defensive tackle not only on FSU’s board but may be the No. 1 ranked player at his position. 

We’ve been told Rod Kearney of Mandarin HS will be in attendance this weekend. He is another big-time target and the top-rated offensive lineman on FSU’s board. The Jacksonville star attended the UA Combine earlier this year and was one of the best overall players at the event regardless of position.

Final Thoughts

As the camps get closer we will find out more about who will attend the events. The Osceola will be there to watch each session of the camp and give fans insight into who looked good and which prospect may get offered. 

It is very important that FSU gets a good jump on recruiting at this camp as it is one of the last chances to get many of the top senior prospects on campus for awhile. Most will take their official visits this summer. If FSU can come away from this weekend with commitments from Kearney and Hall it would set the fall up for a very good run at a top 10-15 finish on National Signing Day.