The Florida State Seminoles have landed their seventh verbal commitment for their 2014 recruiting class. This one has a little bit of tradition built into it.
FSU received a commitment from QB J.J. Cosentino from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School in Pennsylvania. This is the same school that produced NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, and interestingly enough, current Seminoles linebacker coach Sal Sunseri.
At 6-4 and 215lbs., Cosentino is a dropback-style passer that displays good accuracy with his short passes out of the pocket. His deep ball accuracy has been a cause for concern, but with another year of development at the high school level still ahead of him, this is something that can improve over time.
Still, some questions are raised about how well Cosentino fits into Jimbo Fisher‘s pistol-style offense. To be able to one day have a legitimate shot at becoming the Seminoles’ QB, mobility out of the pocket is something that needs to be worked on. Living here in the state and having seen a few Central Catholic games on television last season, Cosentino ins’t exactly the second coming of Randall Cunningham, that much I can see.
J.J. is also a quarterback that, most times, does his work from under center. In today’s high school and college football universes, this is a rarity anymore. Seeing a defense from under center and seeing one from 3-4 yards behind the center are two different things. However, once he gets comfortable with that aspect, coupled with the development of his arm strength, Cosentino could become a dangerous weapon in the FSU QB arsenal.