Kromenhoek describes reasoning on early commitment to FSU

Luke Kromenhoek built a quick connection with coach Mike Norvell and quarterbacks coach Tony Tokarz. And it’s why the class of 2024 quarterback felt confident in making a commitment to Florida State on Saturday.

“I had a conversation with my parents and my quarterback coach,” Kromenhoek told the Osceola on Sunday. “And I told him how I was feeling. I felt a connection. … I have formed a relationship with Coach Tony and we talk regularly now. From talking with them and coach Norvell, I really like where the future of that program is heading. And I just I wanted to be a part of it.”

The FSU coaches are making a projection on the long-term development of Kromenhoek, who played behind a four-star 2022 quarterback prospect, Auburn signee Austin Geriner, at Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military School. There’s limited film on Kromenhoek but the 6-foot-3, 185-pound rising junior has shown off his desire to run and has the frame to add weight and strength. Kromenhoek said he and the Benedictine coaches are planning to add more running plays to better utilize his skill set.

“I’m the type of quarterback that’s willing to do whatever has to be done to get the win,” Kromenhoek said. “If that means having to run through a big ol’ defensive lineman to get in that end zone, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll put my shoulder down and I’ll run into him to get into that end zone. I’m the type of quarterback that will put his body on the line to help his team succeed and win and that’s just who I am.”

Kromenhoek said facilities were important but not a major factor compared to the relationship he has built with FSU’s coaching staff. (FSU’s new locker room was renovated and introduced to the players a week ago, prior to Kromenhoek’s most recent visit to Tallahassee.) But visiting the campus and stadium stood out, especially when he heard the war chant inside Doak Campbell Stadium. “It was echoing throughout the stadium and it just gave me tingles,” Kromenhoek said.

Kromenhoek is the fourth FSU commitment in the 2024 class, which also includes athlete Kameron Davis, safety Jordan Pride and receiver Camdon Frier. He already has a friendship with Davis, who is from Albany, Ga., and they have played 7-on-7 football together. They also have plans to build the 2024 class.

“I’m ready to build up this recruiting class for Florida State,” said Kromenhoek, who will be in Tallahassee for the spring game on April 9. “And I’m ready to hopefully be part of what puts Florida State back on top and gets them back to where they used to be and make them national champions.”

Like many recruits and current Seminoles, Kromenhoek said Norvell’s energy and enthusiasm made an impression. FSU was also Kromenhoek’s first offer, which held significant meaning for him.

“They treat me like family,” Kromenhoek said. “Coach Tokarz, he was unbelievable from the beginning. He’s a great guy. Both of them (Norvell and Tokarz), they bring a type of energy that transfers into you and it’s something special, they get you going so I love that about them. And I love the passion that they have for the game. And I’m all about that.”