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Hometown players have made a nice impact at Florida State over the years. Recruiting fans are well aware the pipeline that runs between FSU and Lincoln High School. Naturally, the Seminoles remain in the runnnig for Trojans receiver <b>Fred Rouse,</b> considered one of the nation's top playmakers. Well, FSU has earmarked another local standout who had 267 rushing yards in last week's jamboree. Click here for the news.

Gobdy High tailback Roy Upchurch continues to attract national attention from collegiate recruiters.

Upchurch has offers from North Carolina and Syracuse and many others are expected to do the same, especially after rushing for 267 yards and four touchdowns in jamboree action last week against Leon and Lincoln.

Well, added hometown Florida State into the mix for Upchurch.

Godby coach Shelton Crews confirmed Thursday night the Seminoles have offered his talented tailback. Crews said he talked with Jeff Bowden, who recruits locally for FSU, earlier.

Upchurch registered a career-high 201 rushing yards against Milton last season. He finished with 856 rushing yards, 184 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

Born in Miami, Upchurch, a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, told TheTerritory earlier this summer he favored the Hurricanes.

"I like Miami, Florida, LSU, North Carolina and Auburn," Upchurch said.

"My mom is a big FSU fan, but I am a big Miami fan. I was born in Miami. They have that little extra edge that I like."

Upchurch ended last season in a flourish, registering five 100-yard rushing games as the Cougars qualified for the state playoffs. Godby also ended its regular-season with an exclamation mark, upsetting state-ranked Lincoln High School.

Upchurch,wh has 10.6 speed in the 100 meters, transferred to Godby from smaller FAMU High. He appears in splendid form this year, running wild in last week's jamboree at Gene Cox Stadium.

Godby opens its regular season tonight at Pace.

Upchurch is the second local player offered by the Seminoles, joining Lincoln's Fred Rouse. FSU has also offered Madison County linebacker Eugene Hayes.


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