4-star quarterback J.J. Cosentino has committed to Florida State, and he represents a commitment with a ton of potential for Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles.
Luke Stampini @LukeStampini
And this comes out today-> FSU now has their 7th commitment for the Class of 2014 http://t.co/MtxfSnFtae via @247Sports2013-3-18 19:10:04
Cosentino is 6'4'', 215 pounds and is ranked as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He's also the No. 11 player from the state of Pennsylvania (247Sports Composite), so he's a big-time out-of-state commitment for Fisher and his staff.
So far so good for Florida State on the 2014 recruiting trail. Fisher finished the 2013 recruiting cycle on an extremely high note, landing 5-star linebacker Matthew Thomas and flipping 5-star cornerback Jalen Ramsey. For all intents and purposes it appears as if the Seminoles will continue their hot streak into the 2014 cycle.
As Stampini's tweet highlighted, Cosentino is the seventh commitment to FSU's 2014 class.
As a quarterback, he brings a lot to the table for Florida State.
His size is very notable, and that's going to help him stand out on the depth chart if he does indeed stay committed throughout the whole 2014 cycle. He can stand tall in the pocket and he's big enough to elude arm tackles from pass-rushers.
Cosentino's accuracy really stands out when watching his highlights.
He doesn't have the strongest arm, but he can throw a very pretty long-ball with great touch and accuracy. That said, he can step into the throw and put some zip behind it, but I wouldn't say throwing a "hardball" is his strength.
He does have a very fluid throwing motion and he can also throw while running around in the pocket. His eyes are downfield and he has the ability to quickly reset and throw. He also has a strong enough arm to complete a tough pass off his back foot. While you don't like that fundamentally as an evaluator, the truth of the matter is that those kind of passes happen more often than not. Being able to complete a pass under duress is a necessity in football today.
Is he a 5-star right off the bat? No definitely not, I'd say Cosentino is ranked accurately heading into the summer of 2013.
That said, with his size and his fundamental ability, it's easy to see a lot of upside with this quarterback recruit.
Another season will allow him to build up some more arm-strength, and he already has the accuracy and deep ball down. Combine that with his good footwork and pocket presence and there's a lot to like. That extra year of experience at the varsity level could really take Cosentino from a good recruit to a great one.
He's a quarterback with raw potential, and right now that's all Florida State can ask for from its newest 2014 recruit.