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Tight end Koby Gross signs with Florida State

Norvell adds another blocking presence to the tight end room.

JUCO tight end Koby Gross has officially signed with Florida State.

Gross is a 6’3 236 pound tight end from Pittsburg, CA and most recently attended Diablo Valley College. According to the 247 Sports JUCO Composite list, Gross is a three-star and ranked the 38th-best JUCO prospect in the country and the third-best tight end and JUCO player from California.

He was offered by Florida State back in June, where Gross spoke about his offer:

What was your reaction to the offer?

“When (Coach) Thomsen said it, I had to mute my phone—I was juiced!

I sent him my 3 week summer semester grade, and he told me to call him—he was talking about official visits, then he said: ‘oh yeah, Coach Norvell gave me the green light to offer you.’”

What was your convo like with Coach Thomsen?

“It was a good conversation—he was saying how the coaches love my versatility.”

Gross then committed to the Seminoles in late June. He will have four years to play three.

Gross will bring another physical blocking presence to the tight end room to go along with former UCLA transfer Jordan Wilson, who will be a redshirt senior next season. Norvell likes having a blocking specialist on his rosters as his offense is built around a versatile run game.

From his FSU bio:

TE | 6-3 | 235



Ranked as No. 1 junior college tight end by ESPN and 39th in ESPN JuCo50…as No. 3 junior college tight end nationally, No. 3 junior college prospect in California and No. 31 junior college player in America by 247Sports…rated No. 3 tight end, No. 3 in California and No. 27 national prospect on 247Sports Composite…versatile tight end blocking and receiving…made 27 receptions for 340 yards and six touchdowns in two seasons at Pittsburg High…averaged 15.2 yards per catch as a senior as Pittsburg earned a runner-up league finish and qualified for state playoffs…caught 22 passes for 264 yards and five touchdowns his junior year, helping Pirates claim league championship and advance to Division 1-A state championship game.