One day after Florida coach Dan Mullen dismissed a question about recruiting, FSU’s Mike Norvell had a more thoughtful approach.

Norvell called recruiting “the lifeblood of a program” and elaborated on its importance.

“There’s no question, recruiting is the lifeblood of a program,” Norvell told reporters on Tuesday. “What we have to do, the constant evaluation, the development and relationships, we talk about it all the time … Every chance that you can build those relationships, all the things that we can do in our evaluation to make sure we’re getting the right fit for Florida State.

“There’s a lot momentum for us there in the recruiting world and a lot of excitement about not only who’s coming but also what the future is going to be. It’s one of the joys of my job.”

Here’s video of Norvell’s full response:

The cycle isn’t over yet, but Florida State’s 2022 recruiting class looks promising. The Seminoles currently rank No. 13 nationally and No. 3 in the ACC, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.

However, with only 16 prospects currently committed, FSU has some room to grow between now and the Early Signing Period in December. The Seminoles also have two 5-star prospects committed, including No. 1 overall recruit Travis Hunter.

Florida State hosts North Carolina State on Saturday.