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TE Commitment Koby Gross Checks out FSU’s Season Opener

Florida State commitment Koby Gross made his way to Tallahassee this past weekend to check out the 2020 season opener for the Seminoles. We caught up with Gross to check in on him, and to get his thoughts on how the game turned out.

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FSU tight end commitment Koby Gross is planning on making as many visits to Tallahassee as possible. While he’d like to make recruiting visits, he’ll have to settle on visiting as a fan now that the NCAA just moved the dead period to January 1, 2021. 

Koby came away from the 16-13 loss to Georgia Tech seeing some positives in Mike Norvell’s debut as Seminole head coach.

“I want to go to as many games as possible since I can’t do the recruiting stuff,” said Gross. “I plan on going to every single game. My grandfather usually goes with me on my recruiting stuff so he’ll be going with me to the games. We’re talking about going down to Miami but I’m not sure. We went there and back last weekend and didn’t get back until 1:30 am. It was a long day.”

“I think the offense left a lot out there and that there’s some work to do,” continued Gross. “I think everything is going to get worked out that things are going to be okay. I like what they did with Cam (McDonald) early on with the 2 catches. The tight ends were running stick routes, seams, lining up inline, run blocking, all of it. They even had Cam lined up outside. Despite the result, I got validation from what the coaches told me the tight end is like there. The tight end is involved in a lot of stuff in the offense. After watching the Memphis film with Coach Dillingham you see they’re going to do a lot of the same stuff.”

Gross continues to work hard on the recruiting trail as he wants to make #Tribe21 as strong as possible. He met up and talked to fellow 2021 commitment Jackson West at the game, and he’s spoken recently to a few nationally recruits.

“I saw Jackson West at the game and he told me he liked what he saw overall from the offense,” said Gross. “It is all about execution. I also talked to Terrion Arnold recently, like two weeks ago. He didn’t say too much but he was at the game too. 2022 quarterback Nico Marichol reached out to me and we talked a little about what’s going on in his recruitment.”

Arizona State has remained in contact with Koby but he is firmly locked into FSU. Everything he’s doing right now is to get prepared to be an immediate contributor once he gets on campus.

“Things are tough right now with school starting but I am getting into it,” said Gross. “Other than school and working out there’s not much for me to do. I am getting it done. Homework and workouts, that is it. I am getting ready so when I get to Tallahassee in the summer I can make an impact when I get there. Arizona State is the only school really reaching out still but I am signing with FSU the first chance I get. I just can’t wait to go on a recruiting visit there.”

We will continue to track Koby’s progress in the classroom and the weight room as he prepares for Power 5 ball at FSU.


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