FSU offers rising 2022 tight end Jerrale Powers

Florida State has put out a ton of offers to prospects in the 2022, 2023, and 2024 classes since the beginning of the new year. The Seminoles are looking to take at least one flex tight end in the 2022 class to continue building a unit that head coach Mike Norvell covets on offense. Last week, 2022 tight end Jerrale Powers joined the board when he picked up an offer from coach Thomsen and coach Norvell.

“It was kind of like out of the blue,” Powers said. “First they were talking to one of our lineman about me and then coach Thompson asked our recruiting coordinator about me. Then he face timed me while we were in the weight room and we talked. He offered me, that went pretty good, he wants to build a relationship. Then the head coach [Norvell] face timed me and we talked, he really likes me too.”

“It went pretty good,” Powers continued. “He [Norvell] seemed pretty happy to offer me. He said that they’ve been looking for flex tight ends with my size and that I have the frame, stuff that you can’t teach. He wants to build a relationship.”

Powers’ recruitment is really just beginning to get started. His junior season was the first time that he was completely focused on football and he started for Duncanville High School in 2020. Prior to that, Powers played basketball before starting to get more into football at the end of his sophomore year. He’s a new name in recruiting and he’s just taking it all in stride.

“It feels good,” Powers said. “All of this stuff is kind of new to me. I was just a basketball player about a year ago so I’m just getting used to it.”

The Texas native has picked up offers from Florida State, Oregon State, UConn, and Colorado since the start of 2021. He’s planning to visit FSU and OSU once the dead period is lifted. The Beavers and Huskies have been in contact with him consistently while the Seminoles are just joining the race.

“Oregon State, UConn,” Powers said. “I would say Florida State but we just started talking so I can’t really speak about that right now.”

One thing that took Powers by surprise is that coach Thomsen hails from the Lone Star state as well. He’s looking forward to continuing to build a relationship with the veteran coach throughout his recruitment.

“I think he’s a cool dude,” Powers said. “I learned a lot from him. I didn’t know he was from Texas and he knew a lot of stuff about where I’m from. It was pretty funny, that was unexpected.”

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end is hoping to add five pounds before his senior season and would like to be 230 pounds when he enters college. He would like to commit late this summer and is in the process of deciding if he’ll be an early enrollee. Powers also runs track, where he competes in the long jump, 4×100, and 100m. He’s not currently ranked in the 2022 class according to 247Sports.

Stick with NoleGameday for the latest on Powers’ growing recruitment throughout his senior season.

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