Florida State recruiting: Seminoles host 5-star WR Terrace Marshall for Louisville game

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Elite WR Terrace Marshall makes his first official visit

Florida State lost another close game over the weekend to Louisville, but the Seminoles’ efforts on the recruiting trail have not slowed.

One anticipated visitor who made his way to Tallahassee over the weekend was 5-star receiver Terrace Marshall — who rates as the nation’s top receiver and the No. 8 player overall in the 2018 cycle.

One area that has contributed to the Seminoles’ offensive struggles this season is the lack of depth at receiver.

The Seminoles have just 7 receivers on scholarship and only 2 of them caught passes in Saturday’s loss to the Cardinals.

Though the Seminoles have 3 receivers committed in the 2018 class, Marshall is a potential early-impact performer who could provide a boost for the passing game as soon as he arrives on campus.

The fact that he’s scheduled to be an early enrollee is beneficial for whichever school he chooses to attend.

Up next for Marshall are official visits to Texas A&M [Oct. 27], Alabama [Nov. 3], Texas [Nov. 10] and LSU [Nov. 24]. He’s scheduled to make his commitment Dec. 22.

The Tigers are considered the heavy favorites to keep him in-state, but the Seminoles are hoping their pro-style offense and an opportunity to contribute early are factors that keep them in the mix for one of the nation’s elite playmakers.

DT target potentially taking official visit to Florida State

While the status of 4-star defensive tackle pledge Robert Cooper remains up in the air as Alabama and Georgia try to flip him, Florida State remains in the mix for another talented interior defender in 4-star defensive tackle Jordan Davis.

As detailed by Scout.com’s Brian Dohn, the Seminoles are vying for Davis and should get an official visit from the 6-foot-6, 300-pound Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek product.

Davis rates as the nation’s No. 27 defensive tackle and the No. 312 player overall in the 2018 cycle.

As Dohn noted, Davis did take an unofficial visit to Tallahassee during the summer.

Georgia, N.C. State and North Carolina are the other schools that are in the mix for Davis, with the Bulldogs and the Wolfpack appearing to be the main schools trending with him at this time.

Assuming Davis makes it to Tallahassee for his official visit, the Seminoles will have the opportunity to assert themselves in his recruitment.

If Cooper does back out of his commitment, adding another defensive tackle becomes a greater need and Davis would appear to be the primary option for Florida State if that scenario comes to fruition.

UCLA offers 2019 WR commit

Despite his commitment to Florida State in July, schools are continuing to come after 2019 4-star receiver Jalen Curry.

Late last week, the Houston St. Pius X pass-catcher picked up an offer from Pac-12 power UCLA.

It marks the 26th offer for the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Lone Star State standout.

As a sophomore, Curry caught 22 passes for 447 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Curry rates as the nation’s No. 11 receiver and the No. 61 overall player in the 2019 cycle.

Though Curry is solidly committed to the Seminoles, he has taken a pair of unofficial visits to home-state power Texas A&M during the fall.

According to Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz, Curry visited TCU last weekend for the Horned Frogs’ victory over Kansas.

The Aggies, however, would represent the biggest threat to pull him away from that pledge at this time.

It’s likely that Florida State will have to continue to fend off other programs to keep him in the fold.

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