The Florida State Seminoles secured the signature of a key target for the 2021 recruiting class. Tight end, Jackson West, who committed to FSU in June has made it official by putting pen to paper. West joins a slew of other prospects to sign during the early signing period in favor of FSU.
Mike Norvell targeted West early and pursued the Alabama prospect heavily. West is ranked 605th nationally and the 27th ranked TE. West was a playmaker all season for his Huntsville team. West was also a three-sport star at Huntsville.
West is listed as 6’4, 231 pounds, but is in the mold of the new-age tight end. West is a true dual-threat tight end that can line up inside and block but flex out and catch the ball. In Tomahawk Nation’s scouting report I noted:
Straight Outta Alabama, Jackson West#NSD21 | #Tribe21— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 16, 2020
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To get a better idea of what West brings to #Tribe21, check out his highlights below:
West is a player who would have benefitted from camp season this year. His numbers and athleticism suggest there is upside in his game. Look for West to make an impact in a barren TE room and to be a key piece to #Tribe21. With all of the attributes and athleticism he possesses, West has a chance to make an early impact at FSU.
From his FSU bio:
TE | 6-4 | 235
HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star prospect ranked as No. 20 tight end in America and No. 17 overall prospect in Alabama by 247Sports…ranked No. 17 tight end nationally and No. 21 overall in Alabama by ESPN…rated 27th nationally at his position and 22nd overall in Alabama on 247Sports Composite…caught 19 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown in only three games played during his senior season…made 23 receptions for 411 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, helping Panthers win six games and average nearly 30 points per game…also played basketball at Huntsville, appearing in all 31 games as Panthers finished his junior year in 7A state playoffs after winning state title his sophomore season.