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Lineman Josh Outlaw claims FSU offer

9/23/2012

Florida State is again active in the offensive lineman market with the unfortunate news of the football career-ending head injury to Richy Klepal (Tampa, Fla./Plant).

Offensive guard Josh Outlaw (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), a former Florida Gators commitment, said he recently added an offer from the Seminoles.

"They offered me a little while ago," Outlaw said. "I just didn't know about it."

With another major offer in hand, Outlaw's interest has been piqued. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound four-star prospect is now fully aware of Florida State's presence.

"It definitely opened my eyes," he said. "I definitely want to check them out."

Even though Outlaw and the Gators parted ways in terms of a commitment, the two parties are still in contact. In fact, they still talk on a regular basis. It's just not as much as it used to be.

"I still have communication with Florida," Outlaw said. "We still talk about a couple of things and I still look at Florida as a possible school. Right now, I don't have any favorites, no leaders. I am just going through my season and trying to prepare and allow schools to offer me. I want to take a couple of visits and check out a couple of places."

Tallahassee and the Seminoles appear to be one of those stops.

"Most definitely," he said. "I want to make a trip down there and see what it is about.

"They were a school of interest from the beginning, and me finding out about the offer just made me want to get down there more and check out Tallahassee."

Outlaw says the next planned visit on his schedule is to Athens, Ga. to see the Bulldogs take on Tennessee on Saturday.