Noles Will Get A Visit From Big-Time Kicker

With the inconsistency at the kicking position, the Seminole coaching staff felt the need to find another kicker one with more accuracy and range. One kicker they have in mind to help solve their problem in that area is <b>Gary Cismesia</b> of Bradenton (Fla.) Lakewood Ranches. This Kicking standout is currently committed to Georgia Tech. However, this upcoming weekend he's going to take an official visit to Florida State to see what the program has to offer.

On Monday night the talked with the Lakewood Ranches senior and he wasn't at that time sure if he would make it up to Tallahassee for the visit. However, after having a good meeting last night with Coach Bobby Bowden, he reconsidered.

"I talked with Bobby Bowden last night and he told me that I have an offer," Cismesia said. "He also told me that they were going to open up the kicking job and I would have a chance to beat out Xavier (Beitia)."

Cismsia still considers himself committed to the Yellow Jackets but he's willing to take a look.

"The meeting with Coach Bowden went pretty well," he said. "I'm going to go up there and see what Florida State has to offer."

Cismeria doesn't remember his statistics but he does know that he made his last seven field goals. His longest on the year was 55-yards. Last year he attempted a 57-yarder with success.

"In practices I have attempted a few 60-yarders and made them," he said.

The 6-foot-0 and 190 pound standout's specialty is kickoffs. Most of his kicks are rarely returned.

"I would say 85-90% of my kickoffs are touchbacks," Cismsia said. "70% of my kickoffs are out of the end zone. I've even put a few kick through the uprights."

Cismeria is an excellent student with a 3.5 grade point average and a score of 1040 on The Sat Test. He would like to major computer technology.

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