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Thursday, January 17, 2013
McLean's first offer is a big one

By Dave Hooker

Adam McLean was a bit surprised when he received his first scholarship offer. Understandably so.

McLean's initial offer didn't come from a smaller school hoping to get a head start on more tradition-rich schools. It came from Florida State.

"I really like the Noles," the sophomore defensive end from Gaithersburg (Md.) Avalon said. "I feel as though they have a great program and are doing great things over there. Never would have expected it but I'm excited."

Florida State's scholarship offer surely won't be McLean's last. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end said he also has received strong interest from Maryland, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. He'll visit Illinois on Jan 26 for a junior day.