Pennsylvania quarterback J.J. Cosentino officially became the seventh commitment to Florida State's 2014 recruiting class Monday when he announced his choice via Twitter.
Cosentino, under the Twitter handle of @double_J16, tweeted, "Officially Committed to play Quarterback at Florida State University #NoleNation #FeatTheSpear [sic]."
Obviously he meant Fear the Spear, a popular FSU slogan.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Cosentino committed to the Seminoles over offers from USF and Akron, which had extended him his only other offer. Akron is where Terry Bowden, the son of former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, is the head coach.
He is a dual-threat quarterback with good speed and has clocked a 4.7-second 40-yard dash. According ot the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cosentino threw for 552 yards and three touchdowns last season, after winning the starting job in Week 3. He was coming off ACL surgery after last season. played at Kiski Area as a freshman but missed most of his sophomore season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament before transferring to Central.
Cosentino told the Tibune-Review: “It's a perfect fit in every way. I really like it down there a lot. It's more than football down there. It felt like a family. I have ties down there with coach Sal [Sunseri] and Bob LaCivita. ... It's an honor for Coach [Jimbo] Fisher to want me to play quarterback for him, given his history.”
He is the seventh commitment to the Seminoles’ 2014 recruiting class and the first one from out of state. Also committed to FSU are DT Demarcus Christmas of Bradenton Manatee, DB J.C. Jackson of Immokalee, DE Blake McClain of Jacksonville Sandalwood, LB Delvin Purifoy of Pensacola Catholic, ATH JoJo Robinson of Miami Northwestern and South Dade WR C.J. Worton, the brother of UCF receiver JJ Worton.
“It's really exciting. As a kid, you always dream of playing somewhere big,” he told the Tribune-Review. “I never imagined that it would be at Florida State, in that big stadium with the fans doing the Seminole Chop. I'm going to go there and try to become the best quarterback I can and try to lead them to a national championship.”
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