TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Miami (Fla.) Northwestern defensive end Eric Kinsey made his way up to Tallahassee, Fla. along with some of his coaches and teammates to participate in Florida State's Jimbo Fisher Football Camp. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound defender enjoyed his time on campus and his camp experience.
"The camp was great," Kinsey said. "The camp has had great competition. Some great offensive linemen out here. I worked with the defensive ends on the first day and then spent some time with the linebackers. The coaches taught me a lot of stuff."
While the Seminoles haven't offered, Kinsey claims 16 offers including Florida International, Illinois, Louisville, Nebraska, Purdue, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and West Virginia, amongst others. Kinsey had previously claimed a top three of Florida State, Alabama, and LSU, but backed off of those comments after camp.
"Right now I am wide open," Kinsey said. "I haven't really sat down with my family and talked about each school yet. Hopefully I will be able to do that soon and narrow things down some. I am hoping to make a decision before the season starts but if not then I will wait until Signing Day."
Kinsey has now visited Florida State, Miami, and Ole Miss. He plans to see West Virginia in the near future. He is also hoping to see a trio of SEC schools this summer.
"I want to see Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia," Kinsey said. "I really want to see a lot of schools so I can compare all of them to one another."
One factor that could influence Kinsey's decision is where a school wants to line him up at in their defensive packages.
"I have a preference, I would prefer to play linebacker," Kinsey said. "Obviously it will depend on the system I am in, but I would prefer to play linebacker."
Kinsey transferred back to Miami (Fla.) Northwestern recently, where he played last season, after a brief transfer that lasted for the spring to Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna.