Florida State offered a quarterback recruit Thursday at its camp. Meet Grant Gunnell, a 6’5, 192-pounder out of Houston (Texas) St. Pius X High School. Gunnell threw with great velocity and was clearly the best quarterback on the day. He could eventually grow into a 6’6, 220-pound prospect.
Tomahawk Nation caught up with Gunnell before and after the offer. The main takeaway I have from speaking with the 2019 QB recruit is that the idea of playing in a pro-style system is clearly intriguing to the tall prospect.
"Jimbo Fisher said he is going to recruit me hard the next couple years. He said that I fit very well in his system, that also intrigues me because it gets quarterbacks ready for the next level."
It’s worth noting all the Power 5 schools in Texas currently run the spread.
"Statistics show that pro-style quarterbacks get to the league more than the spread style," Gunnell said about his preference for working in the pro-style offense.
"[Jimbo Fisher] works hands on with his quarterbacks, most head coaches don't do that as much," Gunnell said.
Florida wanted Gunnell to visit Friday, but he will not be able to make it to Gainesville as he is heading back to Houston. Gunnell also holds offers from Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, of which he grew up a fan in his younger days.
Gunnell patterns his game after Tom Brady and Ryan Tannehill. He profiles as a nationally-elite recruit. He plans to make return visits to Florida State.