Miami (Fla.) Miami Central 2017 offensive tackle Navaughn Donaldson’s recruitment is starting to pick up. Donaldson currently holds offers from Illinois, North Carolina, NC State, and Temple.
Donaldson attended the Jimbo Fisher Camp on Friday and really stood out immediately. Donaldson didn’t walk away with an offer, but the Seminole coaches told him that they would be watching his progress closely.
Donaldson felt like offensive line coach Rick Trickett was very close to offering him.
“I think he really wanted to,” Donaldson said. “Because I did my thing at the camp today and how he talked me talked to me.”
As soon as camp was over coach Trickett called Donaldson over and they had a 15-minute conversation.
“Coach Trickett told me that I needed to see the campus,” Donaldson said. “That Florida State has good facilities and that I’m coachable. That he will make me better as a player and a student. He told me all of the accomplishments that he had with his offensive line this year and that they will be back to the national title game. And that he was going to keep a real close eye on me.”
Distance is going to play a major factor in his recruitment and it’s one of the main reasons why Florida State stands out to him.
“It’s out of Miami, but at the same time it’s close to where if I have something wrong with my family or get a little homesick I can still take the drive and go there to see my mother,” Donaldson said. “Family is really important to me and that’s a main reason.”
Donaldson measured in at 6-foot-5, 336-pounds at the Camp.