Vero Beach standout tight end/offensive lineman Bryan Stork made his commitment to Florida State in the early summer after getting the offer he was waiting for. Over the past several months Stork has visited a few times and completed his senior year of football. He says the season was okay, but it didn't transpire the way he wanted it to.
"We lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs to Royal Palm Beach," said the 3-star commitment. "I'm disappointed but it's the way it happened. This year I played 2 games at tight end then played the rest at tackle. Tight end is my favorite position, but I had to do what I had to do to help my team. In a way they are similar positions except you don't catch the ball as a lineman."
Bryan is very familiar with the Seminoles as he has been to the school several times since his commitment. He says his familiarity with the coaches and the program made the visit more relaxed, and that there wasn't much of a difference between his official and unofficial visits.
"The biggest difference between the visits was that there wasn't a game this weekend," stated Stork. "Other than that I hung out with my host David Spurlock, ate a lot, and got to talk more with the coaches."
The biggest development from the weekend is that Stork found out he will be grey shirting, thus delaying his enrollment until January 2010. He says it was always an option since he committed, and that it is something that he supports.
"Coach Coley told me this weekend I'd be gritting,' said Stork about the news. "I'm cool with it. I knew it was going to be an option from the start. I was either going to red shirt or greyshirt. I figure this will benefit me more in that I will be able to get faster and I can add some mass."
Bryan spent most of his time with Coach Coley over the weekend as he'll likely start out at tight end when he enrolls in 2010. He says that if he continues to grow he may make a position move in the future.
"Coach Coley is cool," said Stork, "and he knows what he is doing. He was telling me how they want me to come in as a tight end then we'll go from there. If I continue to get bigger Coach Trickett says I would probably move to center or tackle."
The 6'4" 240 pound athlete says the greyshirt announcement doesn't have an effect on his status with the Seminoles. He says they developed a plan over the weekend for the future, and that is something that Bryan appreciates.
"I didn't have to worry about anything this weekend when it comes to the coaches and FSU," said Stork. "Now I just have to pay them back on the field for the next 4 or 5 years."
"The coaches told me that I will be coming up over the summer to go to school and work out," continued Stork. "After that I really don't know what is going to happen. Until then I am just going to keep working out and running to get ready."
Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track FSU's 2009 class with Signing Day less than 2 months away.