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Monday, February 18, 2013
2014 TE Laye waiting for FSU evaluation

By Corey Dowlar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Chris Laye's (Suwanee, Ga./Lambert) position with respect to Florida State is still unknown.

The Seminoles haven't offered Laye yet and, of course, hadn't heading into Saturday's junior day. But it could be coming soon, he hopes.

"They haven't offered yet," said Laye. "They are going to do an evaluation and then get back to me."

While on campus, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect met with the Seminoles' tight ends coach, Billy Napier. As the day went on, the two eventually headed up to head coach Jimbo Fisher's office for a face-to-face meeting.

"I met with Billy Napier, he's the tight ends coach," Laye said. "And then we met with Coach Fisher.

"I really liked him. He is very nice, and he knows what he is doing running the program."

Something that has become increasingly popular over the years at Florida State's junior days are the player panels. Several current players will come into a room with the visitors and engage in an open question-and-answer session, with nothing off limits.

More often than not, prospects enjoy the honesty and straight shooting they get and get a clearer picture of what it is like to play at FSU.

"My favorite part was probably the player panel," said Laye. "We got some straight-up answers from the players. I really liked that.

"Probably the best answer I got, well, the question was what was their best experience so far. A bunch of them are freshmen and sophomores. To me, that's big, because they are already having moments that have impacted their lives at such an early age in their college experience."

Laye said he plans on visiting Vanderbilt "soon" but didn't know exactly when. The Commodores have offered, along with Boston College and Virginia.