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The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators will be in a hot recruiting battle for one of the country's finest defensive tackle prospects. Funny thing is that this outstanding prospect lives more than a 1,000 miles away from both Tallahassee and Gainesville. Click here to read this update on <b>Kade Weston,</b> from Little Silver (N.J.) Red Bank.

Florida State bolstered its defensive line in February when the Seminoles signed tackle standouts Emmanuel Dunbar of Deerfield Beach and Aaron Jones of Orlando Edgewater.

While FSU's coaching staff continues to concentrate on defensive end prospects during its evaluation period -- the Seminoles did not sign a defensive end -- there's also a need at defensive tackle as well.

One of the nation's best resides in the tiny state of New Jersey. But Kade Weston, of Little Silver Red Bank, is making a big impact in recruiting circles.

"I've got offers from Michigan State, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Penn State, Boston College, Rutgers Maryland and Florida State," Weston said.

"Oklahoma, Ohio State and West Virginia said they were going to offer also."

About every college program in the country will be recruiting the 6-foot-5 and 300 pound standout. However, the two Sunshine State programs appear to be the teams to beat.

"Florida and Florida State are the only two teams that I have plans to visit," Weston said.

"Last week the recruiting coordinator and defensive coach from Florida State came by my school. I like Florida State a lot because of their coaches."

It looks like Trinidad native is destined for the Insiders.com Hot 100 list. What does he bring to the table?

"I get off the ball quickly and I pursue from sideline to sideline," he said. "I'm improved coming off the ball a lot."

As a senior Weston recorded 114 tackles, 14 sacks and five forced fumbles.

He is a solid student with a 2.7 grade point average.

With the departure of seniors Darnell Dockett and Jeff Womble, both interior starting jobs will be up for grabs when FSU returns to practice in August.

Dunbar and Jones will be given every opportunity to compete, according to defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins.


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