Tampa OL Impressed by Seminole Win

On of the top offensive line a prospect in the state of Florida was on hand last Monday for the Seminole victory over the Canes and the Tampa (Fla.) standout came away very impressed.

"I loved it and it was a once in a lifetime kind of game," Jim Barrie of Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Preparatory. "I thought the offensive line performed well and Coach McHale was thrilled by the win."

After the game was over, the 6-foot-5 and 305 pound tackle got to talk with a couple of Seminole lineman.

"It looked like they were in a street fight," he said. "David Castillo had ice on his shoulder and his foot. Cory Niblock joked that he would shake my hand but his hand felt broken."

Barrie still has three teams on top but it appears it would be an upset if he ended up anywhere but Tallahassee.

"Florida State is way in the lead," he said. "Some other teams are coming into the picture though. Notre Dame is coming on strong and I would like to take official visits to Texas A&M, LSU and Tennessee."

His childhood favorite Florida tried to call him this month. Do the Noles have anything to fear?

One of the Florida coaches called but I wasn't home," he said. "They have a longs ways to go to overcome Florida State. Coach McHale is a solid coach."

In about month, Barrie has plans to take another unofficial visit to Florida State.

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