JUCO All-American will Visit FSU on Tuesday

With the lack of experience and depth across the offensive line, the Seminoles are starting to look into the JUCO ranks for immediate help. On Tuesday, a 6-foot-7 and 320 pound tackle from Tyler (TX) Tyler Junior college will visit the Noles for an official visit.

"I will visit Florida State on the 27th, the 28th and the 29th," Shannon Boatman said. "Florida State came into the picture in early November with an offer. They told me that I could compete for early playing time. They are very good program with a coach that hold the record for all-time wins. Florida State is probably in my top three."

In addition to Florida State, Boatman will make several other visits before making a decision at the end of December. He has plans to visit Oklahoma State on (12/2), Iowa State or Scout Carolina on (12/9), Texas A&M on (12/14) and Nebraska on (12/16).

Boatman is looking for school where early playing time and a good education are his top priorities.

"Depth chart, playing time and a good education are important to me," he said. "I probably could get the best shot at early playing time at Oklahoma State, TCU and Florida State."

Boatman, who was named an All-American as a sophomore, will have two years to play two year.

"I have really good feet," Boatman told Big Red Report.com. "That is one of my strengths. It is mostly like an option-screen type offense. We do a good amount of passing too. I would say it's about 50-50."

The Junior college standout graduated from Beaumont (Texas) Westbrook high school in 2003 and he was unable to enroll at a Division 1A program due to his academics.


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