Focus 2005

Florida State recently offered <b>Brian Ellis,</b> a 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end from Daytona Beach Mainland High School. The Seminoles also have their sights on the versatile <b>Jonathan Hannah,</b> a 6-foot-4, 255-pounder who has seen duty at tight end and on both the offensive and defensive lines.

Many would like to believe that tight end is an afterthought at Florida State.

Well, that's not the case as Seminole tight ends continue to play a larger role in FSU's offense.

Matt Henshaw and Paul Irons switched to tight end from other positions -- Henshaw was recruited as a quarterback, Irons a running back -- and their athleticism has played a key role in their development.

On the recruiting front, FSU recently offered Brian Ellis, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end who helped lead his team Daytona Beach Mainland to the Class 5A state championship by catching several key passes.

The Seminoles also have their sights on the versatile Jonathan Hannah, a 6-foot-4, 255-pounder who has seen duty at tight end and on both the offensive and defensive lines.

"I kind of have a [favorites list] it's more like a top seven I think," Hannah told The Insiders.

"Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, UNC, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Georgia Tech in no order. I like how each school puts their kids in the pros, and the way they compete."

Hannah, from Hope Milles, N.C., currently garners offers from Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

"Miami and Florida State, and LSU are recruiting me pretty hard," Hannah said.


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