Gehres fulfills childhood dream

Florida State is often the destination for players who stand out at Lincoln High in Tallahassee, Fl. The newest member of that group is wide receiver Josh Gehres. He is coming off a great senior year, and now has a chance to realize a childhood dream. NoleDigest caught up with Josh to get his thoughts on his decision, and to discuss what he'll be doing while he waits to enroll in January.

"I committed to Florida State on Monday," said Josh Gehres. "It feels very good that I will be able to fulfill a childhood dream I had. I prayed about it and knew that FSU is where I am most comfortable at. Fisher came to my house for an in-home, and that's when I really knew. We had a friendly conversation and I am comfortable with the direction of the program."

The offer Josh committed to is a greyshirt offer. He said there is a chance that it could turn into a regular offer, but regardless he is happy that he'll be a Seminole. "The offer is for a greyshirt, and I am okay with that. Coach Fisher did say it could turn into a regular offer if the numbers work out in my favor. From an academic perspective I have an advantage because, if I work hard, I can leave Florida State with my Master's Degree. That is the good thing about the greyshirt," said Gehres.

Gehres will have plenty of time to work out as he waits to join the team in 2009. He has already figured out what he is going to be doing to stay in shape, as he intends to work with former Seminole Kez McCorvey and his Titus Academy. He said, "There is a gym here I'm going to go to and I plan on working with Titus. I know Kez, and he is a pretty cool guy. I'm 6'3" 195 pounds and run a 4.55 forty, but by going there I can become bigger, faster and stronger."

Josh told NoleDigest that he is very excited to be playing at Florida State, and it's something his family is very happy about. "My grandpa played at FSU in the 1950's. My grandparents are very excited that I'm playing there. They wanted me to be happy wherever I went, but I think they like I'm going to Florida State. I'm happy that this is out of the way now and I can finish my senior year out strong," explained Gehres.

Josh is a very competitive player who works hard at becoming the best he can. He thinks he can help the team down the road, and adds to the depth that the coaching staff is building at the receiver position. He said, "I can help this team out. With the competition level FSU is building at the receiver spot I think we will be able to maximize out potential and help each other out."

Florida State has added a dependable receiver to their roster as Gehres often makes the tough, clutch catches that help sustain drives. He was an integral part of the Lincoln offense and hopes that will translate to FSU one day. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Josh and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.

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