Meet the Seminoles: TE's

Florida State hasn't had the best of luck with the tight end position in years past. This season may not seem to provide much more hope for FSU at the position, but some young talent promises a bright future.




Tight Ends





Name: Caz Piurowski
Nickname: None
Number: 81

Why he chose FSU: Caz chose FSU over Miami and Auburn mainly because he knew he would get on the field early. Along with early playing time, Piurowski looked forward to catching passes from his high school quarterback Drew Weatherford.

Scouting Report: Caz came to FSU as a tight end before moving over to tackle last season; and now Piurowski is back at tight end. He is a good blocker and a year under Coach Trickett helped to improve. He has decent hands and is tough to bring down when he catches the ball. As of right now, he is the only veteran tight end on Florida State's roster.





Name: Bo Reliford
Nickname: None
Number: 88

Why he chose FSU: Reliford was recruited by some big time programs but questions on if he would qualify or not made some back off the gas a little. He said he was always a fan of Florida State and once he qualified and got the offer, he knew he would be a ‘Nole.

Scouting Report: Reliford could end up being a ‘diamond in the rough'. He has shown big time play making ability during fall camp. He has very soft hands and catches mostly anything that goes his way. He is still very raw and needs to learn a lot, but look for him to contribute immediately.





Name: Ja'Baris Little
Nickname: None
Number: 85

Why he chose FSU: Little knew all along he wanted to stay home and play for the ‘Noles. So once he had the offer the summer before his senior year in high school, he committed.

Scouting Report: Little is a great athlete and very versatile. He played running back and middle linebacker in high school as well as tight end, which he is playing at Florida State. Ja'Baris has been working hard during fall camp, but is still taking in the differences between high school and college football. Once he gets settled in, he will be able to contribute greatly in Jimbo Fisher's offense.




Name: Josh Dobbie
Nickname: None
Number: 46

Why he chose FSU: Dobbie originally played for West Point out of high school. After his third semester on campus, Dobbie decided that he didn't want to continue his career as a Black Knight. He decided to transfer to Florida State University where he enrolled in January of 2007. Dobbie had always wanted to play for a big time program and this was his best opportunity.

Scouting Report: Dobbie is a walk-on who has earned playing last season and will look to contribute again this season. He is a former wide receiver who when used, can do things in the passing game that most tight ends can't. He will not play big minutes but he is not a liability when he does.

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