Florida State landed their 24th commitment for the 2014 class on Monday evening when Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII four-star tight end Ryan Izzo pledged to the Seminoles.
"Excited to finally announce I am officially committing to Florida State University," Izzo tweeted. "Thankful to God for all his blessing on me!!!"
Izzo chose Florida State over numerous offers. His finalists included Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.
He officially visited Florida State for the Nevada game earlier this month.
“It was great,” Izzo said of the visit. “I enjoyed it.”
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound tight end got a great deal of attention from tight ends coach Tim Brewster, who has been heavily involved in his recruitment.
“He said his needs are extreme for a versatile tight end,” Izzo said. “They just don’t have any depth right now.
“He said I’d fit because he likes how in my offense I play all over and have experience as a hand in the dirt tight end and as a receiver,” Izzo added.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher also gave Izzo a great deal of attention, speaking at length with him and his father.
“They just really want me to be a part of the family,” Izzo said. “They just told my dad it will be a family situation and they can make me into my full potential.”
His host during the visit was freshman tight end Jeremy Kerr, who is recovering from an injury and was unable to play on Saturday.
“(He just told me) that the coaches weren’t just putting on a show for me,” Izzo said. “They were real good guys.”
247Sports.com ranks Izzo as the No. 10 tight end in the nation. He is considered the No. 11 prospect from New Jersey.
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