Sarasota Lineman Will Visit Tally

Florida State has a need for offensive line depth and the coaches are searching the country for the very best possible candidates to sign in February. One of those targets is Sarasota (Fla.) Booker's <b>Dumaka Atkins. </b> The Territory.org caught up with the big 6-foot-4, 270-pound standout to discuss his recruitment. Click here for all the details. "Florida State wants me to come in at either guard or center," Atkins said.


"My favorite schools are Florida State, Ohio State, South Florida, Michigan and Southern Cal," Atkins, who has started on both sides on the ball in his senior season, said. "All of my favorites have offered me."

So what side of the ball will he be playing his college ball?

"I have no preference," he said. "Florida State and Michigan want me on offense and South Florida is recruiting me for defense. Florida State wants me to come in at either guard or center."

So how hard are the Noles recruiting him?

"Florida State has already been down for one of my games," the Booker high school senior said. "They call me on the phone and tell that they like the way I look on the field. Florida State use to be a powerhouse and it looks like they are on the return."

Atkins will be one of many Seminole prospects that will attend the Miami/Florida State showdown next week. However, he has a pretty good conflict of interest due to the fact that his older brother (Baraka) is the one of the starting defensive ends for the Hurricanes.

Will he be rooting for the Hurricanes or the Noles? Or will he be just rooting for his brother?

"I'm will be rooting for my brother and I hope he is successful," he said.

What will it take for Atkins to make a decision on a school?

"I'm going to make a few visits and then evaluate the schools," he said. "When I'm ready to decide, I'll go with my gut feeling."

Through four games this season, Atkins has graded out an impressive 96% on offense. Last week he added five tackles and one sack while playing defense.

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