Gunner Givens is a 6’6 275 pound offensive tackle from Daleville, VA.
The Class of 2022 prospect attends Lord Botetourt High School and has a 91 rating (4*) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 137th best player in America (15th best OT and 7th best player in Virginia).
Givens has offers from almost all the top programs in America: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC (among many others).
In early March, Florida State offered:
TN caught up with Givens to get his thoughts on the offer and gain a better look at his recruitment:
How was the offer presented, and what’d it mean to you?
“I got the offer through a call with Coach Atkins. The offer means a lot—Florida State is a big-time program.”
What did Coach Atkins say?
“[He] said with my rare agility and size, I could definitely make an impact early.”
What do you know about Florida State?
“I love [Chief Osceola], and the spear in the middle of the field before the game.”
Do you have a visit scheduled to FSU?
“Not yet because of this corona outbreak.”
But you’re planning to get down to Tallahassee when it’s over?
“As long as I can get down there, for sure.”
Did you grow up a fan of any team?
“I grew [up] right outside of Virginia Tech, so I grew up watching [them], but I’m showing no favoritism to any school.”
How would you describe your game?
“I would say aggressive [and] explosive off the ball.”
What player(s) do you model your play after?
“I don’t necessarily model myself after any players, but if I [were] to give you [a] player reference on offense, I’d say Gronk (Rob Gronkowski), and say lengthy like Jadeveon Clowney, but technique like Aaron Donald.”
What are you looking for in a school?
“At the end of the day it’s mostly about where I feel at home, and I can trust the people around me.”