FSU received another commitment Monday as 2021 tight end prospect Jackson West announced that he has committed to Florida State and coach Mike Norvell.
The 6-foot-4 and 231-pound rising senior is the third commitment Norvell and his staff have secured in the last week. 2021 wide receiver prospect Josh Burrell linebacker prospect Jordan Eubanks both committed to FSU over the weekend.
West is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also has him ranked as the 29th-best tight end prospect in the country. He is also reported to have offers from TCU, Duke, Boston College, Pitt and USF among others.
The Huntsville (Ala.) High School product had 23 catches for 411 yards this past season as a junior. He was also credited with 15 “pancake” blocks this past season.
West has good size, soft hands and does a good job of finding the open areas against zone coverage. He runs well and can pick up yardage after the catch.
The two-sport athlete – he also plays basketball – will compete for the ball in traffic and show a willingness to go over the middle to catch passes with linebackers and/or safeties in the vicinity. He is more advanced as a receiver than he is a blocker at this stage of his development. West does display physicality, runs his feet well and shows the potential of being able to become an effective blocker in the run game with added strength and better technique.
FSU now has 10 commitments for its 2021 recruiting class.
West is the fourth offensive prospect to commit to the Seminoles. The other offensive prospects to commit to FSU, which also includes QB Luke Altmyer, C Jake Slaughter and WR Josh Burrell. Defensively the Seminoles have received commitments from LBs Dequaveon Fuller, Jordan Eubanks and Braden Jennings, DBs Kevin Knowles and Hunter Washington and DE Joshua Farmer.
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