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National Champs call on Divinity

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Marrero (La.) John Ehret 2016 linebacker Michael Divinity has had a busy spring. He dominated the Rivals Camp Series, he received an invitation to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour, and he has seen his offer list grow from none to include some of the top college programs in the country.
It has definitely been a productive few months for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound defender in terms of scholarship offers. Divinity received his first offer from Southern Miss and the Golden Eagles were quickly followed by Ole Miss. Then the LSU Tigers extended an offer to close out March with three scholarship offers.
Since then offers have also arrived from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Tulane. Then on Wednesday he added another big offer to the fold from the National Champion Florida State Seminoles.
"It was very shocking because the coach came to the school. He really liked my film and thought I would fit his system well. He messaged me on Twitter and he said I really want you to be a Nole," Divinity said. "We'll talk from time-to-time. I call him and we talk about me coming to visit and how I would fit the school and how he wants me to come meet all the other coaches there.
"At first they weren't going to offer. They were talking about me and everything, but I called him and he talked to the other coaches and he said they definitely want to offer me. I was very happy."
There are a few aspects of the Seminole program which have caught Divinity's attention.
"I saw how they won the championship and the defense was outstanding last year, and their coaching and everything," Divinity said.
The standout linebacker now plans to hit the camp circuit. He plans to attend the Varsity Prep camp in Mississippi, and then he will head to Baltimore for the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.
He also plans to hit the college camp scene.
"My coach scheduled a couple of camps," Divinity said. "I'm supposed to be going to Alabama on the 14th of June and a couple of other camps."
As a sophomore, Divinity earned first-team 8-5A honors at linebacker. In February and March, he claimed Linebacker MVP honors at the New Orleans and Hattiesburg Rivals Camp Series stops, and he will be one of a select few 2016 prospects participating in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.
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