FSU football: Did Noles find a sleeper with 2022 commit Brian Courtney?

FSU football added another commitment to the 2022 recruiting class Thursday with the addition of athlete Brian Courtney.

The 247 Prediction Crystal Balls began to trend in that direction over the past day or so, and many fans had no idea of who he was.

FSU football coaches offered Courtney in late March, and he made the trip to Tallahassee for the first time during Saturday’s spring game.

It looks like it was enough for him to announce his commitment via Twitter:

Of course, FSU football fans will look and see he’s not rated as a recruit and only has offers from Columbia, UMASS, and Old Dominion.

Courtney hails from Ashburn, Virginia, which is in the DMV area where FSU used to have a recruiting presence under Jimbo Fisher.

Courtney plays both ways for his high school, but the FSU coaches are recruiting him as a tight end. He checks in at 6’3″ and 225 pounds with a listed 40 time of 4.56 and vertical of 32 inches, according to his Hudl profile.

He plays quarterback on offense and shows good athleticism as a dual-threat option. I’ve already seen some fans show disappointment in the news, but the tight end position is one of huge importance to this offensive-minded coaching staff.

They are not going to offer a recruit a scholarship at the position if they don’t believe he can help the program. Also, I’d trust the coaching staff to know what they are looking for much more than any recruiting service.

The young man is a strong student in the classroom and has a good physical frame to build upon. Most tight ends are not going to be contributors as freshmen regardless, but Courtney is a player that could develop into a playmaker in a couple of years.

Courtney is the eighth commitment in the 2022 FSU football recruiting class.