Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal 2016 offensive lineman Andrew Boselli took a surprise visit to Tallahassee this weekend after picking up an offer from the Seminoles early in the week. Boselli was originally supposed to travel to Maryland, but opted to come to Florida State’s Junior Day instead. Before this weekend he hadn’t really thought about Florida State, but this visit changed his mind.
“They really like me here and I really like it here,” Boselli said. “Honestly right now the top school for me is here. It’s a great place and football is number one here.”
As for what made it Boselli’s top school he had plenty of things to mention.
“Great tradition,” Boselli said. “The campus is beautiful. Great facilities. We looked at the dorms and they’re great. Trickett, the offensive line coach, is a technician and a great teacher. They run a pro style offense and if you want to play in the NFL they’ll teach you how to do it.”
Boselli got to spend some time with offensive line coach Rick Trickett and had some very candid comments on him.
“He doesn’t want any 18 year old friends,” Boselli said. “It’s a coach player relationship which is good and as a player is what you need. He’ll push you to the best of your ability.”
Florida State tight end commitment Isaac Nauta has been recruiting Boselli very hard.
“I’ve grown up with Isaac Nauta my whole life,” Boselli said. “…Isaac told me that one of the best things he ever did was commit to Florida State and he recommended it to me. He stayed up here a couple nights in the dorms and he’s been up her a ton of times and he loves it. All he does is say how amazing it is and how he’d love for me to join him.”
Boselli said he was surprised at how much he enjoyed the visit.
“I’ve grown up a Georgia fan not even really liking Florida State,” Boselli said. “I’m really surprised at how much I loved it.”
Florida State fans will agree with Boselli on the reason he became a Georgia fan.
“I kind of like to go against the crowd, and in Jacksonville everyone’s a Florida fan,” Boselli said. “Georgia usually beat Florida so I would rag on them and wear my red and going to Georgia-Florida and ragging on them.”
Boselli said the thought of being able to go against Florida is a major plus.
“That’s definitely a part of it,” Boselli said. “That and going to Jacksonville there’s tons of Florida State fans. So that’s definitely something that’s really neat to come from a place that’s close and a big support for Florida State would be an awesome feeling.”
Boselli measured in at 6-foot-4.5, 295-pounds during the visit. He plans to take a visit to Georgia and Missouri sometime in the next month.