FSU head coach Mike Norvell secured the 13th commitment for his 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday night when tight end prospect Koby Gross pledged to join the Seminoles once he completes junior college next spring.
Gross, who is 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, attends Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif. He gives FSU its second tight end commitment for 2021. Earlier this spring tight end prospect Jackson West from Huntsville (Ala.) High School committed to the Seminoles.
While other programs like Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Miami and UCF are reported to have expressed interest in Gross, only FSU had extended an official offer.
Gross has good size and strength and runs well. He is a physical blocker and shows the ability to be effective as a lead blocker when pulling. Gross does have a tendency to pop up out of his stance and plays too high at times and will need to learn to come off the ball lower to be effective at the major college level.
As a pass catcher he shows nice hands, the ability to adjust to the ball and while he isn’t going to run away from anyone at the major college level his strength may be an asset in his ability to gain yards after the catch. He was very tough to bring down at the high school level. Gross was a good enough athlete in high school that he often lined up as a slot receiver.
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