June 21, 2024

TALLAHASSEE — Center Valley (Pa.) Southern Lehigh four-star tight end Andrew Olesh made his way to Florida State on Monday for his first-ever visit with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound tight end was impressed by what he heard from head coach Mike Norvell and his staff.


“It was great. It was definitely a great atmosphere coming in,” Olesh said. “Actually, as soon as I came in, I got all the coaches saying what’s up. So it was pretty nice.”


FSU only offered Olesh a scholarship within the past month but he’s quickly build a solid bond with tight ends coach Chris Thomsen.

“Pretty often,” he said regarding how often he talks to Thomsen. “He messages me every week just to check in and everything. I’m sure we’re going to keep talking from now on about official visits and everything. So that’s going to be cool.”

After meeting Thomsen in-person for the first time, Olesh came away impressed with his ability to coach

“I think he’s a good coach. We were in meetings a couple hours ago and he was telling me about how they use their tight ends and everything. I think he’s very knowledgable. So I think definitely do think he’s a really good coach,” Olesh said of Thomsen.

Right before departing his trip, he had a chance to sit down and speak with head coach Mike Norvell.

“I did yeah. So we just got done with a meeting,” he said. “Same thing with him, he was going over how relationships are a huge factor in where you want to go — environment, everything. Florida State is not just about football, it’s about schooling too. I had a good time with him.”


Olesh mentioned how FSU, upon greeting him, had their entire staff out to welcome him into the facility. As someone that puts a lot of value into relationships during his recruiting process, that gesture stood out in particular.


He doesn’t have any official visits planned out right now but did say that the Seminoles are solidly in contention for one of those trips as a new entry into the top portion of his recruitment.

FSU offered Olesh back on March 13th. He was offered by tight ends coach Chris Thomsen. The Seminoles are one of his nearly 30 offers.


There are no predictions on the 247Sports.com Crystal Ball.


He is ranked as the No. 185 overall prospect and No. 12 tight end in the 247Sports.com Rankings for the 2025 class.

A scouting report on him via National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins follows:

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