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Report: Quarterback J.J. Cosentino Leaving Florida State Program

An interior view of Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 05: A general view as the Florida State Seminoles take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 5, 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida. NC State defeated Florida State 20-15. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Florida State, which faces a quarterback battle this off-season, is down one signal caller from the roster: J.J. Consentino.

J.J. Consentino just wrapped up his junior season in Tallahassee. He joined the program as a four-star recruit from Pittsburgh.

Consentino was the No. 231 player in the country, per 247Sports. He was ranked No. 13 among pro-style quarterbacks and No. 5 in Pennsylvania.

He has been something of an odd-man out at FSU, however. Florida State has had some solid success at the quarterback position in recent years.

After a rocky transition from Jameis Winston's time with the Seminoles, Deondre Francois put together a fantastic redshirt freshman campaign in 2016. He went down in the season opener this year against Alabama.

While Florida State fell apart from there, it wasn't all because of the quarterback spot. James Blackman was pretty decent for a young player being unexpectedly thrust into action.

Those two are expected to compete for the starting job. Consentino, on the other hand, has graduated.

That means he is free to head elsewhere and play right away. According to a report by Tomahawk Nation, he is no longer with the program.

And FSU will have one more of those places to fill come February 7, as we’ve learned that ’Nole QB J.J. Cosentino is no longer with the Florida State football team.


Because Cosentino has his degree from FSU, he is allowed to play immediately elsewhere, if he chooses to utilize his final year of eligibility.

As the report states, it is unclear whether he will pursue a new football opportunity. However, one would assume he would find a school to use his final year of college football.

In three seasons at Florida State, Consentino threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns. In 2017, he was 8-for-11 for 58 yards and a score, with most of that coming against Delaware State.

[Tomahawk Nation]