State College (Pa.) State College Area tight end Jonathan Stupar was the only official visitor on hand in Tallahassee as the Seminoles took on Notre Dame. The 'Noles lost the game, but they might have gained in the race for Stupar.
"It was a nice trip, we loved the stadium and the whole 'chop' thing," said Steve Stupar, Jonathan's father. "Coach Bowden and Lilly were excellent hosts. We went out to eat Friday night and then had dessert at the Bowden house. It was all very nice.
"There was also a little pre-game chapel service about 50 minutes before the game which was well attended," he said. "It was odd to see the players in full uniform in a chapel service, but that was very impressive and really important to Jonathan. He also liked his hosts, Dominic Robinson and Brett Williams. Both of them were good guys."
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Stupar, a 6-foot-5, 245-pounder with great hands and excellent quickness, was on his fourth of five official visits.
"I think Jonathan is a bit tired right now so he's going to just relax a bit," he said. "The visit was excellent, I never thought we'd be at a game where we saw the FSU Chop. Even though they lost the game, the crowd was amazing."
Stupar has now visited Virginia, Arizona State, Iowa and FSU and is considering UCLA, Maryland, Notre Dame and Miami for his last visit with NC State and Boston College also having an outside shot.
"He'll probably wait until January to take that one," he said. "He's been going non-stop for a while now between school, football and visits and just needs to take a step back."
So is there a leader at this point?
"No, he's had some great official visits," he said. "I think he's done a great job of choosing the teams he's visiting as they're all winning games this year. He'll take his fifth and then decide sometime around LOI Day I think."