Florida State returns just three scholarship tight ends for spring practice but the Nick O'Leary, Kevin Haplea and Christo Kourtzidis trio has the talent to give the 'Noles a new offensive look.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up first: tight end Jeremy Kerr.
Wednesday a host of future Florida State football players will put pen to paper and officially join the FSU family. Here's a look at what their soon-to-be teammates were ranked when they were going through the recruiting process.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at what each returning football player did in 2012 and looks ahead at what to expect from them when spring practices get started.
2012 OUTLOOK: Big and athletic tight end with good speed who looks to be in the tight end mix in the fall. Made significant strides in the spring getting more reps in the system and improving his blocking and pass catching skills. Has strong hands and the ability to use his body to create space.
2011: Played in four games (ULM, Charleston Southern, NC State, Boston College) and picked up his first career reception with a 7-yard catch against Charleston Southern.
2010: Redshirt season.
PERSONAL: Transitioned from undersized basketball post standout to big-time tight end...carried a three-star ranking from both Rivals and Scout.com...rated the No. 6 prospect overall in Connecticut by Rivals and the No. 19 tight end prospect nationally by Scout....SuperPrep had the big man tabbed as the No. 8 prospect overall in the New England 12 rankings...No. 19 tight end according to Scout..explosive threat who was a primary red zone target...collected 44 receptions for 587 yards and six touchdowns as a senior...boasted a 31.9 yard average on kickoff returns, including a long of 95 yards...also doubled up as a defensive end where he made 26 stops with two sacks...chose FSU over Miami, NC State, Temple, Wyoming and UConn...born November 4, 1991.