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Sunday, January 13, 2013
ESPN 300 LB Hoskins meets new coach

By Corey Dowlar

ESPN 300 linebacker and Florida State pledge Ro'derrick Hoskins (Orlando, Fla./Evans) got to meet some new friends and new coaches during his official visit over the weekend.

From meeting everyone on campus that is on the team, and those who also might be there someday, it was a good experience overall.

"I enjoyed hanging out with the coaches and the players," he said. "I went into coach [Jimbo] Fisher's house and that was great."

Meeting linebackers coach Charles Kelly was probably the highest priority for Hoskins on the trip. Not knowing him as much as Greg Hudson, who just departed to Purdue, getting familiar as soon as possible was important.

The two sat down and went over his high school film to talk about what they liked and what they need to improve on.

"We just tried to get to know each other a little better," Hoskins said. "He was trying to get to know me. We sat there and watched some of my film.

"I liked that a lot."

Hoskins says he could take another visit before signing day, but that isn't set. What seems clear is his intent to enroll at FSU.

"Maybe to Louisville, but I really don't know," Hoskins said. "Yep, I'm going to Florida State."

ESPN ranks Hoskins as the 14th-best outside linebacker in the country.