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2021 TE Commitment Jackson West Shares the Latest

Florida State tight end commitment Jackson West made the trek to Tallahassee this past Saturday to check out the FSU vs Georgia Tech game. We caught up with him to get his thoughts on the Seminoles’ season opener, and to get an update on the start of his senior season.

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Huntsville, AL three-star commitment Jackson West had some highlights make their way around social media recently. In that film, it shows the 6’4”, 230 pound athlete dominating the competition. This weekend is his third game of the season, and as he puts it, he has some goals to hit this year.

“We have our third game this weekend,” West said, “and I’m trying to keep on helping my team. I didn’t like how last year went so I’m focused on being a workhorse for my team this season. I’m the safety valve for my QB but I am also looking to make plays. Last year I had like 400 yards, so far this season I gave 16 catches for 240 yards and a score.”

There were a couple of other recruits in Tallahassee for the FSU season opener. West traveled to the game with a family friend. He liked what he saw from the tight ends and thinks there’s a lot of potential in the offense.

“My friend is a big FSU fan so I went down to the game with him,” said West. “I’d like to get down there for a couple more games this season. Visits aren’t opening up soon so I want to check them out as much as I can.”

“I think there were signs of how good the offense can be,” continued West. “The special teams was on point! It is not an overnight fix and it is going to take some time to score the points that they can. System and numbers don’t lie – he just needs time to fully develop his system. I liked what they did with the tight end lining them up all over the field. They just need to keep working on consistency and execution.”

Much like fellow tight end commitment Koby Gross, who was also at the game and someone West spoke to while there, Jackson likes how what they’ve told him during his recruitment is actually happening in the offense.

“I met up with Koby Gross and we talked for a little bit,” said West. “Being recruited as a tight end, we both liked how versatile the tight end is in their offense, and we like how they have to know everything. As a tight end why wouldn’t you go there? They’re going to line you up all over which is going to get you more exposure, Look at guys like George Little and Travis Kelce. They have the size and speed combination and that’s what they do.”

Pitt is still recruiting West and they are trying to do their best to get him to flip. Jackson says that he’s locked into FSU and that he plans to enroll early.

“I’m locked in,” stated West. “I’ve heard from Pitt and talked to them a few times. They’ve had the same pitch that every school has. I haven’t visited there and I am not sure I am going to. FSU is the place to be. I am planning on enrolling early there. I have four more classes that I am taking now so I should graduate by December 1st.”

How long Jackson plays this season is uncertain as two games have been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned as we track the rest of his senior season.


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