Ever since big man Caz Piurowski faltered in early 2009 due to a nagging knee injury, the Florida State Seminoles haven’t really had a big tight end they could rely on to execute their offensive scheme.
Currently, Coach Fisher is working with Beau Reliford and Jabaris Little, but expect new ‘Nole Nick O’Leary to get a serious look to grab the starting position.
O’Leary comes to FSU as a genuine TE that has the ability to make plays while also being able to throw a nice block for the Seminoles running attack.
“Florida State is getting a guy that runs great routes and he has the best set of hands,” his high school coach, Jack Daniels, said. “When the ball’s in the air he has great body control. Nick is a serious matchup problem for defenses… the kid is very physical and very nasty out there,” (ESPN).
The Seminoles now have a legitimate threat from their tight end position to go along with their vicious running, passing and offensive attacks.
Look for O’Leary to make a big impact in 2011 and make the starting rotation right out of spring practice.