Keith Gavin to Florida State: Seminoles Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2016

Class of 2016 4-star wide receiver prospect Keith Gavin announced he has committed to the Florida State Seminoles on Friday night.

Gavin posted to Twitter a statement along with a photo of himself with members of the Seminoles coaching staff:

Coming out of Wakulla High School in Crawfordville, Florida, Gavin is the 19th-ranked prospect in the state and the 17th-ranked wide receiver in the nation, according to 247Sports' composite ranking

Gavin provides a menacing presence from the wide receiver position. At 6'3", 211 pounds, Gavin is a strong pass-catcher who will impose his will on defenders all around the ACC. 

Even with that kind of size, Gavin exhibits above-average athleticism due to his quick feet. He's able to create space with that kind of agility as well as get by potential tacklers. 

He's received comparisons to professional receivers like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Martavis Bryant, according to Elite Scouting Services.

One drawback that he does have is his speed. He isn't the fastest receiver, and as describes it, Gavin "does not have a second gear." 

Still, if he is able to get even stronger and simply outmuscle defenders, speed won't be the most important thing. As long as he continues to provide a strong set of hands and be a big, reliable target, Gavin is going to see plenty of success at the next level with FSU. 

Florida State's passing attack will get a boost in Gavin, who will be looking to help the Seminoles improve on the aerial game's ranking of 38th last season. 

The Seminoles will be returning leading receiver Travis Rudolph, who recorded almost 300 more yards than second-leading receiver Jesus Wilson despite Rudolph having just one more reception.

Adding Gavin could give Florida State a chance to continue to open its passing attack. It will only help its offense, which was anchored by the stellar play of running back Dalvin Cook last season.