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2023 LB Raylen Wilson attends FSU spring game

Lincoln High School product Raylen Wilson made the short drive over to Florida State on Saturday to attend the Seminoles spring game. The first thing the 2023 linebacker noticed when he stepped on campus was the energy from the fanbase, which showed up in the thousands even with COVID-19 restrictions still in place.

“It was probably like no other energy that I’ve seen,” Wilson said. “I haven’t been to a lot of spring games so I loved the energy that the fans were bringing.”

Wilson grew up in Tallahassee and has attended FSU games when he was younger. This weekend, he had his eyes locked in on the linebackers and coach Chris Marve. Overall, the aggressiveness that the defense played with was something that stood out to him.

“I liked how they were performing and I like how coach Marve was coaching,” Wilson said. “I talked to him today about everything. I liked the energy that he was bringing.”

“I like how aggressive everybody is,” Wilson continued. “That’s a very big part of my game and I felt like the whole defense was being pretty aggressive.”

Coach Marve has been Wilson’s main contact with the Seminoles. The two speak every week and he knows it’s time to give Marve a call whenever the linebackers coach starts liking his tweets.

“I talk to them every week,” Wilson said. “Every time he wants me to call him, he starts liking all of my tweets. That’s how I know it’s time to call him.”


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Early on in his recruitment, Florida State has stood out due to its proximity to home after offering him at the end of March. He plans to be back at campus in June to meet with the coaching staff in person. Wilson is also planning trips to USC, Miami, and a few other colleges this offseason.

“I feel better about the situation and about this school more than any other school right now because it’s close to home,” Wilson said. “That plays a big factor in my recruitment. They’re [FSU] up there right now, I haven’t made any cuts but I’m pretty sure they’ll make the first cut I make.”

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker recorded 55 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 1 sack in just 6 games as a sophomore. He projects to be a top target in #Tribe23 and is regarded as the No. 111 overall prospect in his class by 247Sports.

Stick with NoleGameday for the latest on Wilson’s growing recruitment and his upcoming junior season.


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