South Florida OL List Seminoles

For the class of 2005, the Seminoles could try and load up and sign up to five or six offensive lineman. One offensive tackle prospect sure to get a lot of looks is a 6-foot-6 and 280 pound standout from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas.

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Everyone in the country knows about St. Thomas Aquinas All-American left tackle Sam Young, but there's another name that every college recruiting fan in the country will learn a lot about in offense tackle Marcus Gilbert.
 
"He's probably one of the top players that nobody knows about because his school has two other very high profile players on his team," Florida Kids. us Player Analysis Larry Blustein said.  "The kid has some great potential.  He has some great feet and athletic ability.  He's a big-time football player.  He's going to play somewhere for a long time.  St. Thomas has the best offensive line in American."
 
Gilbert, who can bench-press 315 pounds and runs a 4.97 40-yard dash, has early interest in six college football programs. 
 
"I like Miami, Maryland, Florida, LSU, Florida State and Georgia," Gilbert said.  "I have offers from Auburn and Toledo.  This summer I will attend the Miami and Down & Dirty Football camps."
 
The All-County standout is aware of the Florida State offensive line coaching change and he's friends with former teammate Richard Goodman who will report to Tallahassee this summer as a freshman.
 
"I'm aware that they made a coaching change," he said.  "I haven't heard if it's good or bad.  I'm friends with Richard and he told me that the Florida State coaches treated him well during the recruiting process.  He also said he liked the school and the town on his visit.
 
Gilbert is ranked the 48th best junior in the state according to Florida Kids.us.

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