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Can anyone beat FSU for Xavier Lee

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The nation’s top-rated dual-threat quarterback is putting the finishing touches on a record-breaking career and preparing for his official visits.
Five-star Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze prospect Xavier Lee passed for 2,758 yards and 33 touchdowns with only seven interceptions during the regular season. He also rushed for 567 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on the ground.
“He’s been great,” said Seabreeze coach Marc Beach. “He’s surpassed all the passing records in the state of Florida this year – touchdowns, yardage, completions and attempts for a career. And we hope he’s going to add to that list. We start the playoffs on Friday, so he’s got a chance to add to it.”
Lee has now thrown for 8,708 yards and 94 touchdowns. The previous state marks were held by Tampa Catholic’s Kenny Kelly (7,949 yards from 1993-96) and Lakeland Kathleen’s David Bowden (91 touchdowns from 1967-69).
Now the big question is where will the Rivals100 Team member play his college football?
“I think Florida State is the frontrunner right now,” Beach said. “A lot of people think it’s a done deal, but I’m not so sure. Xavier has been real up-front with the college coaches since this started. He’s told the ones who didn’t have a chance that he wasn’t interested, so I believe there’s still a few that have a legit shot.
“If we can win (Friday), we’d play down in Miami the following week. But if something happens and we don’t win, I think he’s going to try to take his first official visit to Auburn for the Alabama game (Nov. 22). He also wants to visit Ohio State and probably Tennessee. I think those are three schools that still have a decent chance along with Florida State.”
Lee's half-brother, Anthony Kelly, was a 2003 signee for the Seminoles.
Lee also received good academic news of late.
“He got a 17 on his ACT,” Beach said. “His core GPA is right at 2.5, so as long as he doesn’t go and get ‘senioritis,’ he’s going to be good to go.”
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