2022 OG Kanaya Charlton details “amazing” visit to Florida State

Florida State has remained a consistent contender in the recruitment of 2022 offensive guard Kanaya Charlton over the last few months. The interest has been mutual, as Charlton has made four trips to Tallahassee this offseason. He attended a spring scrimmage and the spring game prior to the dead period being lifted. In June, Charlton has already been on campus twice, including last Wednesday for the Big Man Camp.

What has the Brunswick High School product been able to learn about the Seminoles during these visits?

“The coaching staff is really working hard for the players,” Charlton said. “They want the players to be the best they can be and they also want to win. Every time I’ve gone there, watching the college players, they have been improving and it just goes to show me that the staff really puts the time and work into becoming better.”

June marked the first time in well over a year that Charlton was able to meet with FSU’s coaching staff in person. He had one on one conversations with head coach Mike Norvell, offensive line coach Alex Atkins, and defensive ends coach John Papuchis during his visit.

“It was an amazing experience,” Charlton said. “It felt great to be back. That’s really the best I can put it, I can’t describe it. Just good to see everyone again, getting to talk to coach Norvell, coach Atkins, and coach JP. It felt great.”

“It was a great feeling,” Charlton continued. “It was just what we talked about over the phone but now in person. Seeing it and actually hearing it, face to face, I talked to all three of them one on one. To hear them saying the same things that they’ve been saying, it shows me that they never changed how they felt about me as a player and as a person.”

During the visit, Charlton was able to take photos in uniform, go on a tour of campus, and participate in FSU’s Elite Camp. He felt confident with his performance and had several good reps in one on ones. After the event, coach Atkins offered Charlton some praise.

“I felt great,” Charlton said. “I was actually pretty surprised with how well I performed. After everything, I asked Atkins just to make sure and he said it was good to see that I was improving with each rep I got.”

“Hearing that from him, it just made my day.”

The Georgia native named the Seminoles his leader earlier this offseason. That is still the case following his two most recent trips to campus.

“They are still leading,” Charlton said. “The reason why is they are the school that makes me feel the most at home. Every time I go there, it’s an amazing feeling for me because they know how to make me feel at home. I feel like they really, really want me to be the best player I can be and that’s what I look for in a school.”

Charlton is set to take his official visit to Florida State later this month from June 25-27. Prior to that, he’ll also take an official visit to Georgia Tech. A decision will come in late June or early July.

“Either early July or late June,” Charlton said. “Probably the first or second of July or the last days in June.”

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive guard is ranked as the No. 1115 overall prospect, the No. 66 IOL, and the No. 97 recruit in the state of Georgia in the 2022 class according to 247Sports.

Stick with NoleGameday for the latest on Charlton and his impending decision.

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