Today, the Florida State Seminoles will be hosting a key visitor on an unofficial visit in high-line three-star tight end Marvin Saunders, who is a Florida State lean and could even commit to the ‘Noles if today’s visit goes well enough. All 12 experts on 247Sports have tabbed Florida State as the team to land Saunders over other major schools he is high on in the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oklahoma Sooners. Those are two storied programs to compete with, but Florida State has done an incredible job of recruiting in this class and Tim Brewster and the ‘Noles are well on their way to picking up this solid TE commitment from Houston, Texas.
Marvin Saunders has also received offers of significance from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Michigan State Spartans, Mississippi Rebels, Missouri Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Utah Utes, and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Truly a national recruit, Saunders also has interest from other elite programs across the country.
Last month, the top 15 tight end in the 2014 class received a flurry of major offers, including the aforementioned major one from Ohio State. Saunders camped with the Texas A&M Aggies earlier this month, and they are among the elite programs that are interested but have not offered (the Oregon Ducks and Florida Gators are two others).
At 6’6″, 220 pounds, The Kinkaid School standout has incredible size, and he is arguably one of the top 400 recruits in the country. Saunders is one of the top 50 prospects in the state of Texas, and he is one of the top tight ends in the 2014 class. Florida State would do well to land him, and we’ll see if they can land the big TE with a huge visit today. Florida State currently has 11 commitments in the 2014 class, and Saunders would give them a dominant pass-catching weapon if he commits. There is a strong chance of that happening, so this is definitely a visit to watch for closely.