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Kourtzidis headed to ACC

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After Christo Kourtzidis took his first visit to Florida State in April there was a good sense that the Seminoles would stick around in his recruitment.
About two months later, the four-star tight end from Orange (Calif.) Lutheran decided to return to Tallahassee, saw everything he liked again and decided to announce his commitment.
"I just committed to FSU," Kourtzidis told Rivals.com.
Cal and Nebraska were the other two main contenders for Kourtzidis, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect who's rated as the eighth-best tight end nationally by Rivals.com.
He's the third-best player at his position in the West behind Arizona commit Taylor McNamara and Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney recruit Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick.
Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Washington and Washington State had also offered Kourtzidis, who took an unofficial visit to see the Seminoles and Gators in April.
He had also visited Nebraska and Cal before deciding to return to Florida State this weekend which helped him make his decision. Kourtzidis' relationship with Florida State offensive coordinator and tight ends coach James Coley was a big selling point in his decision.
Miami, Alabama and others had been showing interest but since he visited Florida State it always seemed to have a slight edge in his recruitment.
The trip in April definitely showed the Southern California prospect a lot of good things that helped lead to his pledge.
"I really enjoyed Florida State," Kourtzidis said after his first visit. "The campus is really nice and I really liked the coaches. Talking to them a little bit I really liked the coaching staff there. I can definitely see myself going out there."
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