Florida State needs to sign at least two defensive ends in the 2017 recruiting class. While FSU is still in strong contention for Josh Kaindoh, deciding Friday, it still will need another if it lands the IMG star.
The Noles are taking a stab at K’Lavon Chaisson, of Houston, who will be visiting on January 17th, per ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton.
Texas, thanks to Tom Herman, is considered the favorite.
The notoriously quiet Chaisson doesn’t really do interviews and hasn’t been particularly active on the recruiting trail, resulting in a whirlwind January.
However, Texas is in a strong position because head coach Tom Herman and his staff managed to catch the 6’4, 211-pounder’s attention while at Houston.
As always, Florida State is a threat because of tight ends coach Tim Brewster, the noted Lone Star State recruiter for the Seminoles, and LSU with Ed Orgeron now the permanent coach.
If FSU is to land Chaisson, it will have to beat out Texas, as well as LSU, which is closer to his hometown than Tallahassee. LSU is selling Chaisson on being the successor to Arden Key.
Chaisson is an important target LSU seems to have lost ground with. They want him to be successor to Key.— Dan Davis (@ATVS_PaulCrewe) December 20, 2016
FSU’s other targets at defensive end include Jarez Parks (Alabama is the main competition) and Tre Lawson (Louisville and South Carolina are top competition).
FSU is currently 12th nationally in recruiting, but has the 5th overall star average.