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OL Sineace fills big void in FIU class

1/23/2012

Florida International had a need for offensive linemen in its class and received a big commitment from Palm Beach Central (Wellington, Fla.) tackle Edens Sineace.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound senior chose the Golden Panthers over offers from Kentucky, Bowling Green, Marshall and Middle Tennessee.

"It just came down to the program that wanted me the most, and I felt like FIU was consistent in the way they recruited me," Sineace said. "The coaches came by my house a couple of times, and they made it clear that I was a priority for them."

Sineace said he had an official set up to Kentucky but probably will cancel it.

"I'm going to just focus on FIU and signing with them next week," Sineace added.

He says the program is looking to work him in as a left tackle, and the fact that FIU head coach Mario Cristobal was once an offensive lineman was a huge factor for him.

"Coach Cristobal is great man; he understand how important the offensive line is," Sineace said. "He's just a guy you want to be around, because he's so energetic and personable.

"I am excited to play for FIU, because I think they have everything I need to be successful."