We knew coming into this late-June weekend that there would be some early fireworks in Tallahassee. The Florida State Seminoles have added another offensive lineman to their 2022 recruiting class, and this time it’s a big one (literally):
Kanaya Charlton stands 6’5.5” and weighs 362 pounds. The offensive guard prospect hails from Brunswick, Georgia, and is ranked by 247 Sports Composite as the 1160th best player in the country, including the 58th best interior offensive lineman and 100th best player in GA. He chose the Seminoles over two dozen other offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and others. Don’t ask me why he’s ranked so low- my guess is lazy evaluation based on dismissing him due to his weight and build.
Don’t let that size fool you- Charlton has some serious skill and good footwork already. Think of him as a moldable chunk of clay. Once he gets into a college S&C program and begins reshaping his body, he has the potential to be a multi-year starter if he buys in. Back in April, I said this about Charlton in the OL State of Recruiting breakdown:
Charlton has long been a priority for assistant coach Alex Atkins since being offered in January of 2020 and had visited FSU numerous times, including attending the weekend of the Mega Camp. Charlton had this to say about his style of play when our own Josh Pick caught up with him over a year ago:
With Charlton now officially on board, the 2022 Florida State recruiting class ranks No. 11 nationally and No. 2 in the ACC. As always, head on over to the Recruiting Thread for more insight as the Seminoles keep up the momentum on the trail.