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Pitt QB Target Tate Rodemaker Quickly Sets Florida State Visit



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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.

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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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Matthew Asay
4 years ago

If the Pitt coaches make their visit the last one he gets they have a shot. Being the last one to talk to him will be key at this point.

4 years ago

If I’m him, to play 90 min from home with a higher profile program ( despite their recent disappointing seasons), well it makes sense.

When you go to Detroit for a non-descript bowl game, you reap what you sow when you lose out late in the game, 9-3 and a better bowl is a better recruiting chip than 7-5 and Quick Lane Bowl.

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Section 122
4 years ago

It’s Pitt’s destiny to have average QB play.

No shot at him if he’s any good. At least in the past we could bang out 3 hundo on the ground. With this Oline I’m hoping for 30.

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