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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Seminoles offer Desmond Hollin

By Corey Dowlar

Florida State's defensive end predicament, whether or not draft eligible junior Bjoern Werner would go pro, seems like it might have been decided.

A new offer went out on Sunday afternoon to ASA College end Desmond Hollin, originally a Miami native that played at Southridge High School. The Seminoles' decision left quite an impact.

"It is a dream come true," he said.

"My coaches have been telling me that Florida State was interested in me and that an offer was coming. They were waiting to see what their defensive ends were going to do whether they were staying or going. Today, I got a text message, and so I called coach James Coley and he told me that I have an offer."

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect has offers from Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall and Purdue. But FSU has moved right to the top after offering.

"Definitely," he said without hesitation.

Two factors above the rest are going to sway Hollin's decision.

"Academics of course," he said. "Education and the playing time, too."

Although the Seminoles appear to be in a comfortable position, an announcement might not come for a while. Hollin wants to take his trips he's allowed and make the best choice for him.

And he's feeling patient.

"I want to wait until I take all my visits to make my decision, no need to rush," said Hollin. "My first visit will be this weekend to Kansas."