Florida State Making an Early Impact on 2014 prospects
Posted February 13, 2013 1:38 am
2013 National Signing Day has come and gone and though it was great to see our class of 2013 sign and continue their dreams of playing football, finestpreps.com has already geared up for the next up and coming 2014 prospects. Since FinestPreps is based in Western PA, we couldn’t help but notice the sudden interest Florida State has with Western Pennsylvania football.
It all started with local past-time product and Pittsburgh Central Catholic grad Sal Sunseri. Sunseri was a former linebacker at Pitt until 1981 and has since been coaching numerous positions at various places. This year, Sal has landed himself a defensive assistant coaching job at Florida State. Being a Western PA product that he is, it’s no wonder he has been up on the recruiting trail in his native home while he’s at one of the most prestigious football programs in America.
Since being landed at FSU, Sal has offered Pittsburgh Central Catholic QB JJ Cosentino, Thomas Jefferson linebacker Chase Winovich, Gateway safety Montae Nicholson, and Mount Lebanon offensive tackle Alex Bookser. Finestpreps.com got a chance to meet up with Cosentino and discuss the first offer he has received.
Since his offer from Florida State, Cosentino has received another offer, this one being from Akron; and says that Michigan State, Penn State, and NC State all have been showing a lot of interest in him. He doesn’t have much of an idea where he would like to go yet, but he says he plans on committing before the season and that FSU is obviously one of his higher offers that he will have. Consentino will be keeping them in mind throughout the rest of his recruiting process.
Western Pennsylvania hasn’t had a class with this many prospects being offered by such prestigious schools from the south for a long time. Much of it has to do with the talent depth this year in PA and with the hiring of Sal Sunseri at Florida State. Regardless, this year looks like a good one for Pennsylvania.