- Corey Dowlar, RecruitingNation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Chance Sorrell's (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) trip to Florida State on Saturday probably wasn't a comfortable ride.
The giant 6-foot-5, 225-pound 2014 tight end and his family elected to go the road trip route instead of flying. But Sorrell said it was worth it.
"It was about a 13-hour drive," he said. "It was definitely worth it seeing what we saw today.
"I really enjoyed it. The coaches, I really liked the coaches. This is probably tied for my No. 1 school choice with Michigan. It was really eye opening. I really enjoyed the whole experience of everything. The culture fit was there, prestige, tradition and all the coaches. I definitely think they will be in the running for the next few years."
New Florida State tight ends coach Billy Napier spent the most amount of time with Sorrell on the visit. He said the two really hit it off thanks to their similar religious beliefs that allowed for a degree of comfort.
"I like him a lot," Sorrell said. "… Culturally, it felt really good. They had a pre-meal prayer. They push family and keeping everybody together. I really like Coach Napier. He has good experience and is a really good guy."
Head coach Jimbo Fisher and defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri got in on the act, too. Sorrell had already known about Sunseri because he has recruited the Cincinnati area.
Though the Seminoles haven't offered, they mentioned to Sorrell that they will take a much closer look in the fall.
"Talking to Coach Fisher about everything, and then talking to Coach Sal about how highly they think of me and they want to get me back down and will begin recruiting me more," Sorrell said.
Sorrell said that he wants to visit Louisville this month for a junior day, and if possible, make it to a couple of spring games.
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