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Buford (GA) 2022 RB High on FSU’s Tradition

Buford County High is one of the top flight schools in Georgia that churns out national recruits each year. 2022 running back Victor Venn is one of the next guys up for Buford as he has a handful of offers already from Power 5 programs in the south. We caught up with Venn to talk about his developing recruitment and how things are going with Florida State at this time. 

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2022 running back Victor Venn shared carries last year as a sophomore but he looks to emerge as a primary back this season. 

“Last year I had 800 yards and 8 scores but this year I will be getting more carries and rotating with another guy,” said Venn. “I am going to be the punt and kick returner this year, too.”

Venn is 5’9”, 170 pounds, and is a speed back. Venn is a track standout and his speed carries over to the football field. Once he hits the open field he has a penchant for changing the scoreboard.

“The interest I am getting from schools is because I am a speed back with great agility,” said Venn. “I have good vision and I am dangerous in open space. I run the 100, 200 and 4×100 in track. I kind of have to run track because my running back coach is the track coach. I run 10.9 in the 100 and I run 22.3 in the 200. I think I have a real shot at getting to 10.6 and 22.0 this year.”

Recruiting has really picked up recently for Victor as he has over ten offers and is hearing from a whole bunch of schools. 

“My offers are from Arizona State, Kentucky, Louisville, FSU, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Indiana, Memphis, Duke, FAU and FIU,” said Venn. “I’m hearing from a bunch of schools like ECU, Nebraska, Marshall, Wake Forest, Virginia, Minnesota and LSU. Some schools like Clemson, N.C. State, West Virginia and LSU want me to visit before an offer comes.”

Florida State has caught Victor’s attention due to the tradition and the relationship he has with the coaching staff.

“FSU is one of my biggest offers,” said Venn. “The history of the program and their tradition carries a lot of weight. I just like their whole environment, the players and the coaches. Coach Atkins has talked a lot to my coach and I’ve talked to them a bit. They like that I am an all-purpose back and can make plays in the open field and make players miss in space. They use a lot of jet sweeps, and I am working on catching. I want to get a lot better at that.”

Victor grew up a fan of Oregon because of the way they use the style of back that he is. Currently, there are a few programs emerging because of the way they are recruiting him and the relationships he’s forming. 

“Arizona State I have a really good relationship with, FSU, Louisville, Kentucky, Temple, Duke, all of those schools have stood out because of the recruiting and coaches,” said Vann. “There are a lot of schools that I haven’t seen yet, though.”

Victor already has a plan in place to be an early enrollee.

“I am enrolling early for sure,” explained Vann. “I’m taking online classes this summer. It’s important I get the most out of the visits I will take when things open back up. I’ll start visiting the schools I haven’t seen before and I’ll go from there.”

Stay tuned as we track Vann’s junior season and his recruitment.


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