Jan.1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher before the 2013 Orange Bowl against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

FSU Recruiting: Former FSU great lands key coaching job

Oct 29, 2011; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher watches his team practice before the start of the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

As the old saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens.

Strangely, the door closed for Donnell Bennett when he resigned as head coach of the Northeast High Hurricanes.  That opened a door for former FSU great Kez McCorvey to step in as the new head coach.  Many FSU fans will remember his accolades from the 90s:

McCorvey played at Florida State where he caught 192 passes from 1991-94, which is the second highest total in school history. His junior season in 1993 was particularly memorable for FSU fans as it culminated in the school’s first national title. His total of 74 receptions that year was the second highest in FSU history.  A two-time ACC selection, he was named to a pair of All-America teams as a senior and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Trophy as a senior in 1994. He had at least one reception in each of the last 32 games of his FSU career.

If you don’t remember him, that’s okay, too.  All you need to know is that FSU now has a presence in South Florida recruiting.  High school coaches talk and Kez will represent a positive force for FSU as we battle with UM and UF for recruits in the 305 and 954 territories.  Kez is going to be a great ambassador for Florida State and its recruiting efforts.

Timing is everything, however.  Stacy Coley, one of FSU’s top targets, decided to attend UM instead of FSU.  The battle for his services went to the wire.  Surely, Bennett’s presence, as a former UM player, made a significant difference.  You can only imagine what would have happened if the script was flipped and Kez was Coley’s coach.

We wish Kez luck as he embarks on his latest coaching journey.



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