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2023 OL Clay Wedin gives thoughts on spring game, growing recruitment

2023 offensive lineman Clay Wedin has seen his recruitment continue to progress this offseason. With offers from Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, USC, and many others, some of the top schools in the country are battling for his commitment. Earlier in April, Wedin made it to Tallahassee to attend the Seminoles 2021 spring game.

He spoke with NoleGameday to share his thoughts on the trip and what he saw from FSU. Before the game got underway, Wedin spent some time around the Unconquered Statue with some of the other prospects in attendance.

“It was pretty cool, seeing other guys I might recognize or that I might know,” Wedin said. “Everyone was seeing how Florida State is and what the coaching staff wants to turn the program into. It was really cool to see that.”

Wedin had his eyes on the offense and, in particular, the offensive line. He liked what he saw from redshirt offensive tackle Robert Scott during the exhibition.

“I thought the offensive line showed improvement,” Wedin said. “I was really impressed with Robert Scott, I loved how he was playing.”

“I thought it was a really good offense,” Wedin continued. “The receivers were doing their job, the QBs were doing theirs. Overall, I thought it was a pretty successful scrimmage.”

The Florida native spent some time watching head coach Mike Norvell and offensive line coach Alex Atkins during the game to get a feel for their coaching style. The culture at Florida State has caught his attention.

“I love the culture they’re putting into Florida State,” Wedin said. “Just the transformation of turning into what they’re trying to build as a championship program. I’m really liking the culture they’re establishing right now.”


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Coach Atkins and offensive line GA Cooper Williams have been Wedin’s main contacts with the Seminoles thus far. He speaks to Atkins every two weeks and Williams every week.

“I believe they have a really good strength program with coach Storms,” Wedin said. “I’m really liking coach Atkins with how he’s developed their offensive line. I love the culture and I feel like they have some pretty good academics with what I believe I’d like to major in.”

The Carrollwood Day School product is planning to be back at FSU in June when the dead period is lifted. He plans to take a few other visits as well. At this point in his recruitment, no one is standing out.

“I wouldn’t say there are any schools sticking out,” Wedin said. “Right now they’re all pretty close. I’m just trying to build that relationship, getting up to see some campuses in June, and finding out who’s the best fit.”

It’s still early in the process for Wedin but he’s thinking about making a commitment prior to his senior season. Leading up to his junior year, he’s been working on multiple aspects of his game. Wedin also attended the UA camp in Orlando earlier this month.

“I’ve really been working on a little bit of everything from footwork, football IQ, strength, and conditioning. I’m not a giant camp guy so that’s the first one I’ve been to. It was pretty good, it was an enjoyable experience.”

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive guard is ranked as the No. 16 OG and the No. 54 prospect in the state of Florida in the 2023 class according to 247Sports.

NoleGameday will continue to keep up with Wedin and his recruitment.


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