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4-star Linebacker Leonard Warner Has FSU In Top-5

Florida State has turned up the heat on Georgia linebacker Leonard Warner. Where do the Seminoles sit after his visit?

Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood 4-star linebacker Leonard Warner made his second visit to Florida State in as many months on Thursday. Warner visited the Seminoles in June, but the visit was kept quiet among the media outlets. This visit was a lot louder.

Warner participated during the final session of the Jimbo Fisher camp, and showed why he's one of the top linebackers in the country. The Florida State coaches let him know that they appreciated him coming to workout.

"Just that they hope that I come here a lot, and they appreciate that I came out here to work today instead of just coming to visit," Warner said. 

Over his two visits to Florida State there has been one main thing that stood out to him.

"The attitude," Warner said. "Just the attitude. The attitude from every coach and every player. You can tell they come here to win. People come here to win. They play hard and they work hard. That's in every aspect of the football on the field, working out, conditioning, and school."

Warner got to work with linebackers coach Bill Miller, and his attention to detail set him apart from other coaches.

"I think that he is a good coach because he pays attention to details, like small things like foot placement, hip placement, and things like that," Warner said. "That is a lot of things that you don't see some times and I think it is important and it is a good thing to see from a coach."

He also got to talk with head coach Jimbo Fisher, who he thinks is a different kind of coach from what he normally sees.

"He is cool," Warner said. "I think he is a different kind of coach. It is kind of an intangible thing. I don't really know how to explain it. It is a different feeling when you talk to Coach Fisher."

Florida State is recruiting Warner as a linebacker. Whether he plays inside or outside will be decided if he chooses to come play for the Seminoles. After the visit Florida State sits pretty high on Warner's list.

"They're still pretty high," Warner said. "Top five is Georgia, Georgia Tech, FSU, Duke, and Stanford."

Warner wants to make a decision before the start of his senior year. He will take some officials, but isn't sure if he will take all five. He did indicate that the Seminoles would likely be one of his official visit destinations.

"If I need all five officials I will take them, but I probably won't."

The 6-foot-4, 226-pound linebacker is rated as the No. 25 linebacker in the Scout rankings. 

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