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Recruiting: Marchiol, Jones Jr. schedule official visits

FSU coach Mike Norvell and his staff are preparing themselves for a busy June, which features a number of summer camp dates for high school prospects with the end of a prolonged NCAA-enforced dead period ending at the end of May. Several of FSU’s top targets for its 2022 recruiting class have begun to set unofficial and official visit dates for this summer and fall.

The dead period, which has been in place since March 2020, will be lifted on June 1 and prospects will be allowed to visit college campuses unofficially and officially. Coaches and support staff will be allowed to meet and interact with prospects on these visits, official and unofficial, something they were not allowed to do this spring when prospects were allowed to attend practices deemed open to the public but not allowed to meet or speak with any person involved directly with the football program.

Please find below a list of 2022 prospects that have set official visits with FSU for this summer or fall.

2022 Official Visits

QB Nicco Marchiol (6-2, 216), Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton High

Marchiol committed to FSU in January and has been very active on social media trying to steer prospects for 2022 the Seminoles’ way. However, since the commitment of fellow 2022 QB AJ Duffy, the Arizona native has been very quiet regarding FSU on social media. And while Marchiol is still committed to the Seminoles he has announced that he will take at least two of his NCAA-allowable five official visits in June. He will visit Michigan State (June 4) and West Virginia (June 10).

DE Marvin Jones Jr. (6-4, 245), Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage High

The son of former FSU linebacker Marvin Jones has announced he will take several visits this summer and fall. He has scheduled visits to FSU (November 13 for Miami game), Ohio State (September 11), Oklahoma (September 25) and Alabama (November 6). All four of those visits are expected to be official visits. He says he will also visit Miami on June 1 in what is expected to be an unofficial visit.

LB Omar Graham Jr. (6-2, 225), Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan High

Graham is reported by multiple outlets to have set an official date with FSU for June 11. He is also reported to be taking offcial visits to Miami (June 4), Penn State (June 18) and Auburn (June 25).

LB EJ Lightsey (6-2, 210), Fitzgerald (Ga.) High

Lightsey was offered by FSU in December and is reported to be making an official visit to FSU on June 11. He has also reported receiving offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, NC State, Miami, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan over the last two months. Lightsey is considered to be a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the 22nd-best inside linebacker in the country for the class of 2022.

OT Daughtry Richardson (6-4, 285), Miami (Fla.) Central High

Richardson is scheduled to take an official visit to FSU on June 11. He is also reported to have scheduled official visits with Arizona State (June 4), and Kentucky (June 18). According to 247Sports he is expected to announce his commitment in late July. They have Richardson rated as a three-star prospect and the 44th-best OT prospect in the class of 2022.

RB Terrance Gibbs (6-0, 190), Winter Park (Fla.) High

Gibbs is reported to be taking an official visit to FSU on June 18. Other reported official visit dates include Florida (June 4) and Tennessee (June 18). Gibbs is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which has have him ranked as the 19th-best running back in the class of 2022.

ATH JaCorey Thomas (6-1, 188), Orlando (Fla.) Boone High

FSU offered Thomas last fall and he has reportedly set an official date of June 25 with the Seminoles. He has also reportedly set up official visits to Iowa State (June 4) and Kansas State (June 18). Thomas is considered a three-star prospect and ranked as the 37th-best ATH in the class of 2022 by 247Sports.

OG Jaylen Early (6-4, 290), Duncanville (Tx.) High

Early has scheduled an official visit with FSU for June 25. It is the only reported official visit he has planned. Early is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the 9th-best OG prospect in the class of 2022. The rising senior is believed to hold over 30 scholarship offers with Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas and Georgia among those on that list.

TE Jerrale Powers (6-4, 225), Duncanville (Tx.) High

Powers is scheduled to make an official visit to FSU on June 25 with his teammate Early. He is also reported to have offers from Arizona State, Utah and Louisiana.

(Sources: Individual prospects social media accounts, Prospect High School’s social media accounts, 247Sports)