Florida State has extended an offer to 2019 St. Pius X (Texas) quarterback Grant Gunnell.
Gunnell attended the Jimbo Fisher camp on Tuesday, and impressed the Florida State coaching staff so much that he was offered on the spot.
Gunnell hadn't had any previous contact with Florida State prior to the visit, but a connection between one of his coaches and Tim Brewster is what set the whole thing in motion. His coach was Florida State tight end Mavin Saunders coach when he chose the Seminoles.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher extended the offer to Gunnell, and it meant a lot to the young signal caller.
"It meant a lot coming from a pro style offense that will get me ready," Gunnell said. "They always compete for a championship. It was a big offer."
Gunnell was able to take a tour of the campus before the camp started, and he came away extremely impressed.
"Seeing the whole campus, seeing the indoor facility, and the stadium," Gunnell said. "It was very pretty. And all the trees around campus... All the buildings are the same. I like that. I like the brick."
It is still a long way away from the 2019 signing day, but the Florida State offer puts the Seminoles into his top group.
"They're up there," Gunnell said. "I don't have a favorite right now, but they're definitely up there."
At 6-foot-5, 195-pounds he is surprisingly athletic, and that was something that stood out to coach Fisher.
"He said I have good hands when I get it back and all that," Gunnell said. "Then he said he likes my athletic ability for being a big guy."
Gunnell hopes to get back to Florida State for a game this season. He may visit Houston sometime during the next two weeks, but does not have any set plans after that. In addition to Florida State he currently holds offers from Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.