JJ Cosentino leaves FSU football team

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Willie Taggart’s goal to land a quarterback in the 2018 class just become much more important. As first reported by Tomahawk Nation, sources tell NoleGameday that rising senior QB JJ Cosentino has left the FSU football team. Cosentino has informed NG that he’ll be graduating in the spring and won’t look to transfer elsewhere.

A former four-star recruit, Cosentino didn’t live up to his ranking in garnet and gold. His only meaningful action at Florida State came during the 2015 Peach Bowl. He finished the upset loss against Houston by going one of four passing for five yards. FSU elected to replace him with a hampered Sean Maguire, who had fractured his ankle earlier in the contest, after Cosentino led two full drives for -15 total yards. He finished 2-9 in reserve duty as a sophomore. In 2017, Cosentino went 8/11 passing for 58 yards and a touchdown as a backup.

Cosentino was involved in a piece of `Nole history. He threw a touchdown pass to a walk-on wide receiver Justin Motlow against Delaware State, making Motlow the first member of the Seminole tribe to score a touchdown at Florida State.

As of now, FSU’s depth at quarterback is a little thin. The Seminoles return Deondre Francois, James Blackman, and Bailey Hockman. They also have walk-on, Jake Rizzo. Taggart and his staff have their eyes sight on four-star QB James Foster. The Montgomery native is expected to be in Tallahassee this weekend on an official visit.


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