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Two in front for Timms

Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) is home to defensive tackle Yoshoub Timms. The talented Panhandle prospect has already landed five offers, and hopes his senior season leads to even more.
"The schools that have offered me are Troy, Western Michigan, Southern Miss, Northern Illinois, and Syracuse," Timms said. "Those are the five schools that have offered me."
The 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive lineman is also drawing interest from a trio of BCS schools.
"My Coach has talked to Clemson and Iowa State, but they haven't offered me yet. I know we sent them film and we are supposed to talk to them more," Timms said. "Also, Alabama told me after I camped there they were going to keep up with me."
During the summer months, the three-star defensive tackle was able to participate at some camps before being sidelined by an injury.
"For camps I visited Southern Miss, Alabama, and Troy," Timms said. "I was supposed to go to Florida and UAB but I got hurt (at Alabama), so I couldn't do camps any longer."
Now, with his senior season set to begin, Timms is working towards scheduling some official visits.
"I am supposed to take official visits to Northern Illinois and Syracuse," Timms said. "I know Troy and Western Michigan want me to visit too for an official visit. I think my visits will be either after my season or one during my bye week. I haven't set any visits up yet, I have to talk to my coach about it because the schools have been talking to him about getting me up for visits."
At this stage of the process the Emerald Coast prospect says two schools are standing out for his services.
"The two schools standing out to me right now are Iowa State and Syracuse," Timms said. "Syracuse has offered me, so I might end up committing to them if Iowa State doesn't come through (with an offer). Those are my two top schools right now."
He talked about what makes Syracuse and Iowa State appealing to him.
"I like Syracuse because when the coach (Jimmy Brumbaugh) came down here to recruit me, he was real cool and real down to earth," Timms said. "I really had a connection with him. That is what drew me to Syracuse. I don't know a lot about their program, but I know it is on the way up.
"Iowa State sent out all of their information on all of their facilities, programs, and dorm rooms," Timms added. "That is mainly what drew my attention to Iowa State. They have a lot of great programs. They do a good job of graduating their players. They also have a real nice stadium and facilities."
For now though Timms is focused on his senior season. He is just starting to get back into the swing of things after recovering from the ankle injury suffered over the summer months.
"I had a bum ankle from when I sprained it at the Alabama camp," Timms said. "So I have just been taking it day-to-day. I just started getting back on my feet, started pass rushing a little bit again, and been staying in the weight room trying to train and get ready for our first scrimmage on Friday."
In addition to football, Timms also is a state qualifier in shot put and a member of the weight lifting team at Fort Walton Beach.
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