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Kinsey visits the Seminoles

Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna's Eric Kinsey was amongst the prospects that made their way to Tallahassee this past Saturday for Florida State's annual spring game.
"I saw that the defense is going to be strong this year at Florida State," Kinsey said. "The offense needs to improve a little more but I feel like the team overall is going to be great. I think they are going to win the ACC and be in a big bowl game."
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive prospect also had an opportunity to meet with some members of the staff in Tallahassee.
"I didn't get a chance to sit down with Coach (Jimbo) Fisher but I did get a chance to sit down with the linebackers coach, Coach (Greg) Hudson, and also Coach (Eddie) Gran," Kinsey said. "They were telling me that they would be down sometime during the spring, to see me twice. They want to see me without my hand in the dirt."
According to Kinsey, Florida State is interested in him as a strongside linebacker.
Outside of Florida State, the only other school that Kinsey has seen so far is Miami. He talked about how the two compared.
"They are both great programs," Kinsey said. "The Florida State campus felt bigger, I don't know why, probably because the city isn't that big. They both have great campuses. I had a great time when I went to see both."
Florida State nor Miami have yet to offer Kinsey. He holds offers from Florida International, Louisville, Nebraska, South Florida, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. At this point, he says that one school does currently stand out for his services.
"Florida State is still my leader," Kinsey said. "I see them coming up. They are making progress. I want to be not far from home but not close to home either, so that is a good fit. That is a great place for me to not be too far, but to be close enough. It is also just a great atmosphere."
If an offer is extended by the Seminoles in May during the spring evaluation period, would Kinsey make an immediate decision?
"I am not going to rush anything," Kinsey said.
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