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Two big offers for 2013 DE

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Expectations are high for junior Joey Bosa and it's not difficult to figure out why.
Not only is his school, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, known for producing standout prospects, but his father once played in the NFL.
So far, Bosa hasn't disappointed.
In Saturday's win over No. 1 Prattville (Ala.), he exhibited the skills that have made him the target of many top programs. The 6-feet-5, 245-pound defensive end was particularly good down the stretch, when he was among the more active interior linemen on a field loaded with serious talent.
"I think I did good," Bosa said. "Especially in the second half."
Thus far, Bosa has offers from Alabama and Florida State, two schools he camped at this summer. The Tide is recruiting him hardest, he said.
"Alabama likes me at the jack linebacker spot if I don't gain much weight," Bosa said. "But if I'm like 260, they'd keep me at end. FSU likes me at end. I've always been a defensive lineman, but I had fun at [Alabama's] camp."
Besides the Tide and Seminoles, Bosa has interest from schools such as Boston College, Illinois, Michigan State and Wisconsin. His father, former Miami Dolphins first-round pick John Bosa, played at Boston College.
"I'd like Wisconsin to offer," Bosa said. "My mom's from the Big Ten."
Satruday's game was only the third start of Bosa's prep career. Although he was pleased with his performance, he admittedly has much room for improvement.
"I need to work on my hands," Bosa said. "I mean, I'm working them a lot better now, but I just need to keep working. Right now, I'm all bull rush."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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