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SEC offer intrigues Shortridge

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Loxahatchee (Fla.) Seminole Ridge three-star defensive tackle Kyle Shortridge picked up his seventh offer on Wednesday.
"Mississippi State offered me today," Shortridge said.
The South Florida defensive lineman says he has some basic knowledge about the Bulldogs.
"I know they are in the SEC and I have watched them a couple times," Shortridge said. "I know they are pretty good."
It marked his first offer from a school within the SEC for Shortridge. That development intrigues him.
"It means a lot to me," Shortridge said. "It makes me wonder what is going to happen in the future. That is a pretty good school to have."
After receiving the offer, the 6-foot-2, 273-pound defensive tackle was able to speak with a few of the coaches on the staff in Starkville.
"I spoke with the head coach (Dan Mullen) as well as the defensive ends coach (Chris Wilson) and wide receivers coach (Angelo Mirando)," Shortridge said. "They just told me they saw my highlight tape and they loved it. They said they were ready to offer me and give me a full-ride scholarship."
Shortridge mentioned that he plans to take an official visit to check out Mississippi State during the upcoming season.
Recently, Shortridge visited Miami and Florida Atlantic for their spring games. He spoke briefly about each visit.
"Miami was pretty good," Shortridge said. "I haven't talked to their coaches about an offer. I just talked with them about other stuff.
"Florida Atlantic was nice but I didn't get to meet up with Coach (Carl) Pelini because I came in there a bit later because I went to the Miami game first," Shortridge added. "The spring game was alright."
Shortridge claims offers from Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, South Florida, West Virginia, and Western Kentucky, in addition to Mississippi State. He is also drawing interest from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Illinois, Miami, Tennessee, and UCF. At this stage of the process, he doesn't claim a favorite or even have a list of leaders.
"Not really," Shortridge said. "All of them are standing out the same way."
Shortridge mentioned that he intends to visit UCF again. Other than that, he has no other visit plans at this time.
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