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Deeb impresses at Florida State

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Friday marked the final day of the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp at Florida State. One participant who departed prior to the morning session was Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage junior inside linebacker Michael Deeb. Deeb participated throughout Wednesday and Thursday in the camp impressing many onlookers. On Friday, he talked about his experience before departing for home.
"It has been a great time here," Deeb said. "I felt really comfortable on the field here with the coaches. They taught me a lot. I felt comfortable with (linebackers) Coach (Greg) Hudson. He taught me a lot. We have kind of the same style - kind of aggressive and kind of a little crazy in the head. I love that. I am the same way."
Hudson isn't the only coach that the 6-foot-3, 229-pound backer dealt with, he also spoke to his area recruiter and the head coach.
"Coach (Eddie) Gran is a real great guy and Coach Jimbo Fisher," Deeb said. "I like them all a lot. The campus and the whole area, I liked Tallahassee a lot."
Deeb shared a bit about his conversations with the staff.
"We talked the first day I was here and then again today," Deeb said. "They told me that they really like me. They said they like me a lot. Now it is just about me transferring from defensive end to middle linebacker. They want to see how I do with that change and my play at linebacker."
"They said they love me a lot but can't offer me at the camp," Deeb added. "They did say as soon as I send them three or four games of film at them, if I get it done, that they may offer me. They said it will come as long as I make plays at middle linebacker."
As he prepared to make the trek back to South Florida, Deeb was pleased with his decision to attend and participate in the camp. Not to mention it afforded him an opportunity to see an older sibling.
"I have a sister that goes here, so it was partly to come see her here, but it was also to get my name out and show what I could do on the field," Deeb said.
With no offers to claim at this stage, Deeb is just starting to get a feel for schools. He is a fan of three in-state institutions.
"I like the school a lot," Deeb said of Florida State. "I like all three - Florida, Miami, and Florida State - a lot. I had already camped at Miami, where I did well over there and won linebacker MVP over there. So I came here to try to do the same."
With his summer schedule now concluded and his attention turned towards his junior season, Deeb said he is leaving Tallahassee with a high opinion of his time spent in the Capital City.
"This place was really outstanding," Deeb said. "I have been around Miami my whole life because I live down there but to see something new and perform well here was big."
In addition to the three in-state schools, Deeb has also received interest from Alabama, Wisconsin, and others.
Playing as a defensive end, Deeb was All-Broward Second Team defense as a sophomore.
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