National Signing Day is right around the corner, and as the Seminoles continue to build momentum, excitement surrounding the program has grown accordingly. It’s a fun time of year, when fans get to check out the newcomers who will fill the spots vacated by players who’ve moved on. And FSU will have one more of those places to fill come February 7, as we’ve learned that ’Nole QB J.J. Cosentino is no longer with the Florida State football team.
A 4-star recruit from Pittsburgh, PA, Cosentino (6-5, 230) was the 13th-ranked prostyle passer in the country for the recruiting class of 2014. However, he could never really put it together for the ’Noles. After redshirting in ’14, Cosentino saw the field just 3 times in 2015 and completed 5 of 10 passes. In 2016, he got into only 2 games, connecting on a pair of passes in 9 tries, including a score. Cosentino played in 7 games last year, going 8 for 11 with another TD.
Because Cosentino has his degree from FSU, he is allowed to play immediately elsewhere, if he chooses to utilize his final year of eligibility. The remaining QBs on the Florida State roster are redshirt-junior Deondre Francois and sophomore James Blackman, who will compete for the starting job in 2018, while redshirt-freshman Bailey Hockman and redshirt-sophomore walk-on Jake Rizzo round out the Seminoles’ signal-caller depth. The ’Noles do not have a QB in their 2018 signing class, as of now. You can check out FSU’s entire scholarship roster, by year, right here (Florida State also parted ways with three linemen today).