Coach Willie Taggart’s first recruiting event “Saturday Night Live” appeared to be a successful one. The visitor list was loaded with elite talent, and the staff looked to secure kids that were considered leans to the ‘Noles. With this commitment they did just that, Cross was started trending to FSU heavily the week of SNL. Coach Taggart and coach Frey appeared to have made a big impression on Charles. He committed to FSU over his home state school’s Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
On The Field: Charles Cross is a BIG boy at about 6’6, 280 lbs and he is very athletic for his size. Athleticism is something FSU will look for in all of their linemen with Coach Taggart’s uptempo offense. He is very lean and moves his feet well sealing off the edge against aggressive defense ends on passing situations and planting his feet and driving his defender on running ones. While he will need time to improve his technique at the next level, this is a huge pickup for a unit that drastically needs all the talent they can get.