Florida State's tight end situation is looking dicier by the day. Shortly after finding out that starting tight end Nick O'Leary had been in a motorcycle crash, sophomore tight end Christo Kourtzidis' father confirmed to several Florida State news sites (Tomahawk Nation, Warchant) that FSU would be losing Christo to a transfer.
Kourtzidis had been rehabbing a torn labrum that would have kept him out until mid-season and after burning his redshirt season in 2012 on just a handful of plays, opted to leave Florida State rather than burn his second year of eligibility trying to come back from his most recent shoulder injury.
This move essentially decimates the Florida State tight end corps. Kevin Haplea, who transferred from Penn State last season, is already set to miss 2013 with a torn ACL and Jeremy Kerr is an incoming freshman who many feel is destined to become a tackle. That leaves Nick O'Leary- who just slid 150 feet on the pavement after a motorcycle crash that could have killed him- as the ONLY HEALTHY TIGHT END.
Per what Kourtzidis' father told Tomahawk Nation, coaching turnover- specifically the loss of TE's coach James Coley to Miami- played a large role in the sophomore's choice to move on. Kourtzidis will take the year off before accepting a scholarship closer to home (in California) for the 2014 season.
Jimbo Fisher recently said the team has no plans to move another player to tight end.
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