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Skinner says FSU is ‘dream school,’ planning official visits

Jaleel Skinner is one of the most highly sought skill players in the class of 2022. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver/tight end from Greer (S.C.) High School boast offers from more than two dozen Power-5 programs. He has also begun to take unofficial visits, which included a trip to Tallahassee to meet with coach Mike Norvell and the FSU staff last week.

Skinner arrived on FSU’s campus as soon as the NCAA’s 15-month dead period ended on June 1. The talented pass catcher joined several other high-profile prospects the Seminoles are recruiting in front of the Bobby Bowden statue on Monday night, awaiting Norvell’s opening of the doors to the Moore Athletic Center at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday for high school prospects for the first time since March 2020.

“It’s my dream school,” exclaimed Skinner. “I’ve been dreaming about getting out here since I was 7 years old.”

Skinner, who is ranked as the 94th-best overall player in the country and No. 3 prospect from South Carolina, was equally excited to see the FSU campus as he was to get on the field at Doak Campbell Stadium.

“I was really waiting to get down on the field,” Skinner added. “That’s a dream of mine that I got done.”

Next up for Skinner are a couple official visits later this month with FSU’s two biggest rivals. Skinner will make an official visit to Florida on June 9 and to Miami and June 25. He will also take an official visit to Arizona State on June 15. Skinner is scheduled to return to Tallahassee on Labor Day weekend for his official visit with FSU when the Seminoles take on Notre Dame in the 2021 season opener.

Pat Burnham contributed to this story. Player rating and position rankings are taken from 247Sports