FSU football: Q&A with FSU 2024 K commit Jake Weinberg

Florida State Seminoles place kicker Ryan Fitzgerald (88) kicks a field goal. The Florida State Seminoles lead the Boston College Eagles at the half 31-0 Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.Fsu V Bc289
Florida State Seminoles place kicker Ryan Fitzgerald (88) kicks a field goal. The Florida State Seminoles lead the Boston College Eagles at the half 31-0 Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.Fsu V Bc289 /

FSU football currently ranks No. 8 in the 2024 247Sports Composite rankings, with 11 prospects committed to the class.

We at ChopChat continue our series where we will be conducting recruiting Q&As with a variety of FSU targets/commits.

We decided to conduct a Q&A with Class of 2024 Florida State three-star kicker commit Jake Weinberg from Delray Beach, Florida.

As a junior, Weinberg was 5 of 8 on field goal attempts and converted 17 of 17 on PATs.

Q: You have been committed to Florida State since January 2, 2023. What separates the Seminoles from the other schools?

A: “To be honest, FSU was really the first school to really believe in me and wanted me to play for them. The coaching staff and fan base are just unreal and Coach (Mike) Norvell is a coach that you really want to play for. He’s been amazing to my family and I and I can’t wait to be a Seminole.”

Q: You have made it a regularity coming to campus. What stands out to you the most when visiting Tallahassee? Are there any other schools that you will be visiting?

A: “What stands out the most is how the staff treats my family and me and it just feels like family up in Tallahassee. I love being on campus and creating stronger relationships with the coaching staff when I’m there. This summer, I won’t be visiting any other schools besides FSU.”

Q: You have been seen posting highlight videos of you kicking 65-yard field goals when you are training on social media. What is the furthest that you have kicked in a game during your high school career?

A: “The longest field goal I had ever kicked in a game was a 57-yard field goal.”

Q: How is the relationship like with the other 2024 FSU commits? What is your relationship been like with the current specialists on the Seminoles’ roster?

A: “My relationships with the other commits are great. We all are excited to build this class up and can’t wait to play together. My relationships with the specialists are amazing. The first time I visited FSU after I committed, the guys invited my family and me out to dinner to get to know each other, which meant a lot.”

Q: Which assistant coaches on staff do you speak to the most? What stands out to you the most about the coaches?

A: The coaches I speak the most to are Coach JP (John Papuchis) and Coach (Carter) Barfield. Almost every day, I normally text Coach Barfield (Special Teams Analyst). What stands out the most about the coaches is how much they trust and believe in me and also give me this opportunity, which means a lot to me.”

Q: What was your reaction to being ranked as the number one kicker prospect in the 247Sports’ recruiting ranking?

A: “I was obviously very excited and happy, but it just shows hard work is paying off. I know everyone wants to be in the number one spot, so it just motivates me, even more, to keep on working just as hard.”

Q: As you go into your senior season, what are some aspects of your skill set that you would like to improve on?

A: “For my senior year, I want to keep on working hard and staying consistent. I also hope to have a lot of field goal opportunities, but to also help my team out when needed.”

Q: Do you have any closing thoughts to Nole Nation?

A: “Overall, Nole Nation has been unreal. Since the day I got the offer and committed right after, Nole Nation has just been showing nothing but support and excitement for me, which means a lot. Knowing that an unbelievable fan base is excited for you, why wouldn’t you want to play for the Seminoles?”

We thank Jake for taking the time out of his day to speak with us. You can follow him on Twitter here.