FSU football: Luke Kromenhoek impressing at Elite 11 Finals competition

2024 quarterback recruit Luke KromenhoekImg 0995
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2024 FSU football QB commit Luke Kromenhoek was a relatively unknown prospect when Mike Norvell accepted his commitment on March 26, 2022.

Here’s what I wrote at the time:

"Normally, I wouldn’t spend a great amount of time writing about a player that can’t enroll for another year and a half at the earliest.Kromenhoek doesn’t have a composite ranking yet and only has offers from Coastal Carolina and UCF. Some casual fans may see that and question the commitment, but Mike Norvell knows what it takes to play quarterback.He has had lesser touted quarterbacks put up huge numbers in his offenses in the past and already signed two blue-chip quarterbacks since arriving in Tallahassee in December 2017. 2023 QB commit Chris Parson was a three-star recruit when FSU offered, and his ranking has jumped considerably, as he’s now a blue-chip recruit. I anticipate the same will happen with Kromenhoek as more offers come, and they will come. Norvell is an excellent evaluator of talent and often is among the first to offer players with no major offers."

We fast forward nearly a year and a half, and Luke Kromenhoek ranks as the No. 131 player overall and No. 10 quarterback nationally. He only has 12 offers, but that’s because he’s been locked into his commitment for so long and has shut down his recruiting after unofficially visiting Penn State (his family has ties there) earlier this year. If you doubt his talent, he’s one of a handful of quarterbacks invited to the prestigious Elite 11 Finals competition. Apparently, he’s already showing out on the first night of competition:

Those are all non-FSU guys giving props to Luke Kromenhoek as they watch him perform in person. It’s easy to see why Mike Norvell and FSU QB coach Tony Tokarz offered him so early. He’s already 6’4″ and 185 pounds, and the ball explodes out of his hand effortlessly. He wasn’t a starter on his high school team when he committed to the Noles and led his team to a state championship in his first year as a starter. He’s a great athlete, reaching speeds near 20 mph when he’s out in the open field as a runner(he played safety on defense too).

The Elite 11 Finals competition focuses mainly on the quarterback’s ability to throw the ball and a quarterback’s ability to run isn’t much of a factor in how they grade. However, Kromenhoek already impressing on day one is a great sign of things to come. Also, he’s already recruiting several high-profile players to join him in the 2024 recruiting class.

It’s one thing to know a guy’s committed and watch his highlight tapes, but when a guy competes at arguably the most well-known QB competition and balls out? That’s got to be inviting to big-time wide receivers and other skill-position players. I don’t think most people in the know are surprised by Kromenhoek looking good early. If he can keep up these performances, it could bode well for FSU football recruiting.

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