Another big factor in Tate selecting FSU was coach Lawrence Dawsey, the Seminoles wide receiver coach.
"He's become like an uncle to me," Tate said. "And he really connected with my parents. He was a big part of it."
Florida State loves the size of Tate and believes he can be another Kelvin Benjamin type of wide receiver for the Seminoles. Many teams liked him as a wide receiver. Some even believed he would grow into a tight end. Not FSU.
"They [FSU] basically said to watch the tape of Benjamin," Tate said. "That's how they want to use me. So I watched.
"They had two receivers over 1,000 yards and one with 933. I know they are going to throw the ball."
Tate, 6-foot-4, 202-pounds, picked Florida State over Florida, USF, Clemson, Michigan, Maryland and Georgia. Tate is the No. 37 ranked wide receiver in the nation and the No. 287 recruit in the Scout 300.