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Florida State football looks to make recruiting splash with Junior Day

Rivals100 Ath Xavian Sorey was a late addition to the Jr Day list
Rivals100 Ath Xavian Sorey was a late addition to the Jr Day list

Florida State's football coaches are still putting the finishing touches on their 2020 signing class, but it's never too early to start laying the groundwork for the future.

This weekend, the Seminoles will host a large group of talented 2021 and 2022 prospects as part of the first Junior Day of head coach Mike Norvell's tenure.

Here's a closer look at some of the targets expected to attend this weekend's event and where things stand with them and the 'Noles.

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What to watch for on Jr. Day visit for Altmyer

Quarterback will again be a major priority for Florida State during the 2021 recruiting cycle, and Altmyer is a name we consistently hear is high on the Seminoles' wish list. The four-star QB doesn't have a leader at this stage, and the good news for FSU is he already has early relationships with Norvell and FSU assistant coaches Kenny Dillingham and Chris Marve. This visit will be a good opportunity for Altmyer to get a closer look at FSU's campus and to rekindle his relationship with Norvell; the talented signal-caller was offered by Memphis when Norvell was there. Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ole Miss and Missouri have all offered, but FSU could take an early lead with a strong weekend.

What to watch for on Jr Day visit for Sorey

Sorey, a Rivals250 target is one of the late additions for the Jr Day and a big one to say the least. Sorey grew up a fan of the Noles, but he hasn't been on campus since several early spring visits a year ago. Florida, Clemson, Georgia are among those pushing hard. So this weekend is a big deal having him on campus. We are told he likes the new staff a lot and he's very interested in seeing the plan in place for him at FSU by Norvell, Johnson and the other offensive FSU coaches.

Sorey doesn't claim a leader at this stage and this is a chance for FSU to really plant themselves in this recruitment. I expect a lot of the visit will be focused on the vision of Norvell and why FSU is the place for Sorey. You would think as well it's a very attractive thing to Sorey with FSU being the closest to home and what Norvell does with running backs. Expect FSU to make a strong move this weekend.

What to watch for on Jr. Day visit for Spencer

Spencer has been committed to FSU since last summer, and despite picking up some more offers, we are told he still prefers the 'Noles over everyone else. FSU is his dream school, and he has remained firm despite the struggles of 2019 and the coaching change. This weekend will be about connecting with the new FSU staff, particularly RBs coach David Johnson, and also getting a feel for how he would be used in this offense. Assuming that happens on the visit, we expect the 'Noles to be very tough to beat in this recruitment.

What to watch for on Jr. Day visit for Montgomery

Montgomery visited FSU a few times last year, and he's made it clear that he grew up a fan of the 'Noles. However, there is work to do as Ohio State seems to be a school that has grabbed his attention. I hear FSU likes him as both a running back and receiver, similar to the way they like Corey Wren for the 2020 class. He can also play defense. David Johnson has a previous relationship with Montgomery, so he will play a key role in this recruitment. Florida is also heavily in the mix, as is Tennessee.

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