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Minns enjoys proving himself

During the past several weeks, junior defensive tackle Mike Minns of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer took part in events from south Florida to Tallahassee. And at each, he was among the most effective players on hand.
The question now is this: Will colleges take notice?
So far, a few have.
According to Minns, he recently picked up offers from Marshall and Samford.
In addition to those programs, Minns said he also is receiving interest from other schools.
"I'm hearing from West Virginia, Louisville, FIU and Miami," he said. "I visited FSU [on Saturday]. I think I've broken some groud.".
That hasn't been easy.
Because he isn't considered very tall for someone playing his position, Minns, who said he is 6-feet, 295 pounds, knows he has to go the extra mile to prove himself to college coaches. And thus, he continually plays with a chip on his shoulder.
On Sunday at the Tallahassee Nike Training Camp, Minns couldn't be blocked. That also was the case at recent camps in Tampa and Coral Gables, where Minns' combination of quick feet, great leverage and strong hands were too much for the opposition to handle during one-on-ones.
"I think I did pretty good [Sunday]," Minns said.
Despite that success, Minns knows more work needs to be done.
"I still think I've got a lot to prove," he said.
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