Mike Norvell’s second season at Florida State is off to a disappointing start. After going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame in Week 1 and eventually falling in overtime to the Irish, the Seminoles were stunned at home by FCS Jacksonville State on a last-second Hail Mary. That was before looking disorganized and overwhelmed in a lopsided loss at Wake Forest in Week 3. 

Program insiders figured a 6-6 season would be the necessary benchmark to show recruits that Norvell has things headed in the right direction, but an 0-3 start (FSU’s worst since 1976) has many already recalibrating expectations.

While Norvell and his staff theorize ways to salvage the season, there’s no question the top priority is finding a way to hold onto the bulk of a star-studded 2022 recruiting class that currently ranks No. 1 in the ACC and No. 10 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. Among the players committed to the Seminoles is the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect Travis Hunter, who is viewed by many scouts as a generational-type talent and someone that could make an impact Day 1 at cornerback and wide receiver for nearly any program in the country.