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FSU offers standout 2016 QB

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Malik Henry has had no communication with the Florida State coaching staff and they haven't been out to see him throw yet so it came as a surprise when the Seminoles offered.
The 2016 quarterback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake landed his Florida State offer on Monday and even though he doesn't know a ton about the program it's time to learn because he certainly knows the Seminoles are coming off the national championship.
"I haven't talked to any of the coaches or anything," Henry said.
"They got in touch with (Westlake) coach (Jim) Benkert and he let me know that they offered me after school. I might throw for them next week when they come down. They offered me early."
There have been limited talks between Henry and Florida State but that could change soon. Scheduling an unofficial visit this summer might be difficult but the Westlake standout said he's going to take a serious look at FSU moving forward.
"They're a great football program," Henry said. "From what I hear they have a great coaching staff. The coaches are really excited about me coming down there and me being a Seminole. From what my coach told me they're really excited about me.
"I'm not sure about a visit because my summer schedule is really busy. I'm still playing baseball but hopefully I get a chance to go down there and check out the campus and meet the coaching staff."
So far, the 2016 quarterback has been offered by Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Florida State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, UAB, UCLA and USC. Henry, who said the Bruins are the early favorite, was at the UCLA spring game last weekend.
Michigan, Michigan State, Auburn and Washington are showing the most interest.
"UCLA was fun," Henry said. "It was actually like a real game. That was really interesting and I got to see all the players match up.
"I talked to coach Taylor Mazzone afterward and he was telling me about their offense and how they're trying to put in new schemes. I fit in well in that offense. I really like it. I have a good relationship with Taylor so UCLA is going to work out well. I'm not going to commit until after my junior year but UCLA is definitely still at the top."
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