Georgia DL Tavion Gadson and LB DeMarco Ward close in on decisions after FSU visits
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Could Georgia defenders be close to jumping on board after FSU visits?

The Peach State has long been one of the Florida State football team's top recruiting territories, and the Seminoles had a pair of key Georgia products on campus for official visits this weekend.

Linebacker DeMarco Ward and defensive lineman Tavion Gadson were two of FSU's eight official visitors, and they each sounded close to making their college decisions after wrapping up their visits.

Continue reading below for a full breakdown from each:

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DT Tavion Gadson arrives with his family during official visit.
DT Tavion Gadson arrives with his family during official visit.

is Georgia defensive lineman close to decision?

The official visits are nearing completion for Savannah, Ga., standout Tavion Gadson, who is now closing in on a college decision.

With his July announcement looming, Gadson took his official to Florida State this weekend, and the Seminoles did not disappoint.

"One of the biggest highlights was talking and being around the coaches," he said before singling out defensive ends coach John Papuchis and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. "I spent a lot of time with Coach JP and Coach Odell. I also loved going with the hosts (FSU players) and seeing the players interact with each other All the food was great too."

Gadson, who brings great size to the defensive line position at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, said the Seminoles made it clear that he is very high on their list.

"The message was basically they would love to have me as a 'Nole," he said. "They feel I can play anywhere on the defensive line. I play defensive end now in high school, but FSU sees me playing at the 3-technique or the 2-technique."

Gadson also was impressed by the message from head coach Mike Norvell.

"Coach Norvell talked about wanting me to come so he can focus on making me successful," the three-star Georgia product said. "Because when it comes down to everything, it's all about me being the best person and player I can be. He and the staff only want what is best for the players."

The two players Gadson spent the most time with were fellow Savannah native Kalen DeLoach and defensive tackle Malcolm Ray.

Now that this visit is in the books, Gadson said he is closer to making his decision and added that it likely will come in July.


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