FSU football: JUCO TE Koby Gross commits to the Noles

FSU football coaches continue to add talent to its 2021 recruiting class. The latest addition plays a position that’s essential to the Mike Norvell offense.

FSU football received its 13th commitment in the 2021 class Wednesday night when JUCO TE target Koby Gross choose the Noles.

I wrote how the FSU coaches were looking to stock up talent at the tight end position when they offered him less than a week ago.

He’s the second tight end commitment in the class and the coaching staff will likely add one more to sure up depth at the position for the future.

Gross announced via his Twitter account:

Gross was thought to be an FSU lean as several 247 Crystal Ball predictions poured in shortly after he was offered. He doesn’t have a composite ranking but does have good size at 6’3″ and 235 pounds. He attends junior college in California but has family in Florida and wants to play in the southeast.

He’s on track to graduate in May of next year and should join the team in the summer along with the true freshmen that are not able to early-enroll.

Here’s some athleticism for you:

A guy completing a backflip doesn’t mean he can play football at all. However, a guy at that size that can do a backflip speaks to explosion and body control. Those are two important components when it comes to playing the tight end position.

The good thing about Gross is he’s physically ready to play big-time college football right now. He’ll be counted upon to block in the running game, which is where that size and strength will be valuable. He also has good speed for his size with a documented time of 4.81 in the forty and vertical of 34″.

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Those testing numbers suggest the coaching staff believes they found a player that can help them at the tight end position.

 

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