Class of 2022 standout Jazian Gortman has officially taken his first visit to Tallahassee following Florida State’s offer on April 27.
The 6’2 point guard from Columbia, South Carolina has been linked to the Seminoles as a “high priority” target in recent reports. Second year Seminoles assistant coach Steve Smith has made the program a true threat in the Carolina’s helping the team recruit highly touted prospects from the southeast area.
Gortman competes for one of Florida’s top EYBL programs (Nightrydas Elite), alongside fellow four-star prospects Tre Donaldson, Julian Philips, and De’Ante Green who have all received interests from Florida State.
The South Carolina native averaged 23.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game last season at W.J. Keenan High School while leading his team to a 7-1 record in the AAA Region.
He’s a high energy guard with an incredible motor who is highly scouted as one of the best two way players in the c/o 2022. Gortman is an explosive athlete with a pure touch in the midrange and unreal lateral quickness. He thrives on the fast break with his lengthy wingspan and exceptional change of direction. His long arms make him a fit in Hamilton’s #BigGuardU system, despite the smaller frame and relative lack of height compared to most Florida State guard recruits.
With Gortman’s stock on the rise, FSU isn’t the only high major program showing strong interest. Both in-state programs have offered, along with Illinois, NC State, and Texas. However, some of the stiffest competition may come from Wake Forest, where second-year head coach Steve Forbes has been building a relationship with the lead guard since his days at East Tennessee State.
Gortman is the first recruit from his class to take an official visit to campus, seemingly having a great relationship with head coach Leonard Hamilton and the staff.
The Seminoles continue to recruit at a high level while being in pursuit of other blue chip recruits to potentially pair alongside Gortman including the aforementioned Green and Phillips, Jarace Walker, Dariq Whitehead, and Kijani Wright. Green will be visiting Tallahassee in August, while Wright may take an official visit as soon as next month.