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The story of quarterback Tate Rodemaker’s recruitment added another chapter on Thursday, and it appears to be a rather important one.
A day after receiving an offer from Florida State, the Georgia native has scheduled a two-day official visit there. Rodemaker told PSN that he will be in Tallahassee Thursday and Friday to meet with new head coach Mike Norvell and his staff. Tallahassee is only about an hour and a half from Rodemaker’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia.
This last-minute visit impacts Pitt because as PSN reported on Wednesday, Rodemaker was scheduled to receive an in-home visit from head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Mark Whipple.
While this doesn’t look good for a Pitt in terms of their chances of landing him, keep in mind that Rodemaker plans on making a decision next Wednesday and he’s already met multiple times with the Pitt staff. This will be his first and only opportunity to visit Florida State before Signing Day.
The other big development with his story is that Rodemaker has canceled his official visit to Northwestern and will instead take one to Baylor on Saturday. This will be his second visit there as earlier this summer, he attended a camp in Waco, Texas and made an unofficial visit.
At this point, this appears to be a race between Pitt, Florida State and Baylor, with Florida State being the clear leader.