Christo Kourtzidis is taking his time with recruiting and doesn't claim any favorites but the Orange (Calif.) Lutheran tight end is planning a visit to Florida State next month and it could be a good first step for the Seminoles.
Florida State, Colorado, Washington and Washington State have offered Kourtzidis, a 6-fot-4, 230-pound prospect who said he's hearing from Oregon, Oklahoma, Cal and Nebraska. He's looking forward to his Tallahassee trip.
"I can't really say I have a favorite since I haven't been to any of the schools," Kourtzidis said. "Right now it would be speculation but I'm going to Florida State in April and I plan on visiting those other schools but I haven't scheduled any other trips yet.
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"They have a pretty storied history and they brought in a top recruiting class last year so it definitely seems like a good place. I'm excited to go out there and see what Tallahassee is like and to check out the school."
The offer from the Seminoles came as a surprise since he hadn't heard much from their staff but after sending out some film to Florida State it came back with an offer and Kourtzidis was happy to add it to his list.
"I hadn't really heard anything from them," Kourtzidis said. "It was out of the blue. Our coach does a really good job of getting us out there. He sent my tape to a bunch of places. Florida State was one of them. I called the coach and that's how it happened."
With four offers already on the board and interest coming in from a growing list of schools, Kourtzidis said he plans to take his time with recruiting to make sure the right decision is made.
That could mean the Orange Lutheran standout could wait a while before making his commitment.
"I want to make sure I'm getting into the right situation," he said.