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Harvey-Clemons has two on top

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Those waiting for Josh Harvey-Clemons of Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes to make a pick will have to be patient. According to Woodrow Clemons, his grandfather and legal guardian, the five-star outside linebacker prospect won't announce his college choice until Feb. 1.
At the moment, two programs stand out.
Florida and Georgia "are the front-runners," Woodrow Clemons told Rivals.com.
However, he added, "We're not ruling FSU out."
On Monday, a few Florida State assistants, including defensive coordinator Mark Stoops and linebackers coach Greg Hudson had lunch with Harvey-Clemons and his family.
"It went really well," Woodrow Clemons said. "They had lunch with me and Josh, my wife, Josh's sister and my brother. We really enjoyed it."
Can the Seminoles, whom Harvey-Clemons visits this weekend, move up in the pecking order?
"It depends on how they present themselves this weekend," Woodrow Clemons said. "We like the proximity to home, and they seem to be going upward."
Last weekend, Harvey-Clemons visited Georgia.
"We took him up there," Woodrow Clemons said. "It was nice. It was a good visit. Josh was happy, and he was pleased, but he didn't commit. They've turned that program around. They're on the winning track now. And they've got good players up there. He spent about an hour and a half with [defensive coordinator Todd Grantham]. They were going over the positions with him and what he'd be primarily playing. They watched videos and he did some diagrams on the board and all that stuff. That was the highlight of that."
In addition to outside linebacker, Harvey-Clemons would "also have the opportunity to play receiver in the red zone," his grandfather said.
Harvey-Clemons made his official to Florida back in December.
"The best part about Florida I guess is the coaching staff down there," Woodrow Clemons said. "Their goal is to get that program back up there. And they're committed to it. They're committed to getting the necessary players to get it back. They were the first to offer. They've been hot on the trail. They've been very consistent. They seem very sincere that they want Josh and need him down there."
Louisville is another team involved. Harvey-Clemons will visit there Jan. 27. However, according to Woodrow Clemons, the Cardinals "are a longshot."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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