FSU football coaches caught some flack when Luke Kromenhoek committed to the Noles in March 2022. He had not started a varsity high school game at quarterback and had zero scholarship offers when the Noles became the first.
A year later, Kromenhoek led his team to a state championship in his first year as a starter. He made the Elite 11 Finals and placed in the upper tier of the best quarterbacks. It took some time, but his recruiting ranking is finally catching up with the potential Mike Norvell, and the staff saw when they first watched him throw at an FSU camp.
Kromenhoek’s first composite ranking was as a three-star in June 2022 at No. 371 nationally. He ranked at No. 298 by November 2022 but saw his first major leap in February 2023 when he received his blue-chip status and the No. 126 player ranking nationally(before the Elite 11 competition and other camps he participated in).
Kromenhoek saw another ranking boost last month to the No. 99 player nationally. However, the latest recruiting update placed him as the No. 47 player nationally.
Mind you, the composite ranking is a compilation average of all the major recruiting sites. They don’t all update simultaneously, which is why there are so many ranking changes. Much like the story, I wrote earlier Wednesday about wide receiver commit Elijah Moore. FSU coaches know how to evaluate talent and don’t rely on recruiting services.
They don’t care if a player has zero stars or five stars. If they believe he can play they’ll offer him. There are so many recruiting examples like this to choose from, and why I wish some FSU fans would stop nitpicking where a player ranks. The staff isn’t giving a scholarship to a player if they don’t think he can play at a high level.