Offensive Line Recruiting
Class of 2023 Frisco (Tex.) Wakeland offensive line standout Connor Stroh took his first visit to Florida State on Saturday. The 6-foot-6, 345-pounder was able to observe Florida State’s second spring scrimmage before spending time with coaches.
What Stood Out Most?
“Atkins is one of the most unique coaches I’ve ever met,” said Stroh regarding the highlights of his visit. “He broke me down like no coach has yet, and I got a great feel from watching the scrimmage. I had a great talk with Coach (Mike) Norvell too. He told me that he really wants me to come here and told me that if I am not willing to work hard, then I shouldn’t come here.”
Stroh expanded on his conversations with Atkins, which he said was more about “breaking him down as a person” than a player.
“He broke down how he was going to teach me,” said Stroh. “We did an exercise where he told us to write all the days of the week in alphabetical order, and just from that, he asked us how we thought about it, and he told me I was a lazy learner.”
The Texas native noted what stood out most to him during the scrimmage.
“A lot of competition,” said Stroh I saw Coach Atkins coaching and just being in his element, and he was great.”
Where FSU Stands
Stroh said he could see himself taking an official visit to FSU, but he is not sure where exactly those will be allocated.
Stroh listed Texas, Stanford, Arkansas, and Auburn as the schools outside of Florida State that are currently standing out the most. Where is Florida State among those programs?
“They are high up, especially after this visit,” revealed Stroh. “I know a lot more now. I haven’t heard a lot about Florida State since I’m from Texas, but there’s a great culture here, and I feel like they’re building something special.”