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Kaniji Chandler One to Watch, Talks FSU Junior Day Visit

Kaniji Chandler, from Gardendale, Alabama, made his way to Florida State for its Junior Day at the beginning of March. We caught up with the 2021 prospect to talk about his experience while on campus and to see what the latest on his recruitment is. 

Kaniji Chandler isn’t on the national scene as a recruit yet, but he is a football player that FSU is familiar with. The Junior Day visit was Chandler’s first time visiting. While he didn’t make it in time for practice, he was able to participate in the rest of the day’s activities.

“It was a good visit because of the family vibe,” said Chandler. “Coach Locksley set up the visit. It was my first time coming as a recruit. I had been to the college before. I liked the vibe and I feel that I can get along with the coaches. I didn’t get to the practice in time but I spent time with Coach Woodson and Coach Davis. They were asking me how I liked it and what I am looking for. They like me as a nickel/safety hybrid.”

Kaniji said one of the things that stood out about the visit was Coach Norvell. 

“Coach Norvell is a great man, he is all business,” said Chandler. “He is all about putting in the work. He said to us that we need to find the right fit. He told us how strict he is about academics because football won’t last forever.”

Chandler is a multi-sport standout. He has been running track since middle school, running the 100, 200, and 4×100. As a junior, Chandler had 140 tackles, 9 sacks, 15 tackles for loss on defense while also returning a kick on special teams.

Stay tuned as we will track this emerging prospect as we head into the summer.


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