Poised to play right away

Brian Coulter visited his soon-to-be school last weekend for the FSU spring game and from the looks of it, he is physically ready to make a mark in Tallahassee.

Soon-to-be Florida State defensive end Brian Coulter is anxious to finally become a Seminole.

One look at the 6-foot-4 and 250-pounder from Pearl River Community College and it's hard to argue that he isn't physically ready to compete for the Tribe right now.

"I see that on the offense, the offense has improved tremendously from last year," Coulter said Saturday during FSU's annual spring game. "The defense is looking pretty good. They are kind of struggling at defensive end. They need some more help on the outside."

Coulter's ability to pressure the quarterback helped earn him five-star status according to Scout.com as a sophomore last season at Pearl River. The Louisiana native was one of the most highly sought after junior college prospects in the country.

He chose his childhood favorite, FSU, over Tennessee.

"I graduate from my junior college in May and I will be up here like the second or third week of May just working out and getting ready for the season," Coulter said.

In the meantime, Coulter said that he speaks frequently with his future position coach, Jody Allen, and the rest of the FSU defensive staff. They want him to watch his weight and be ready to go once summer workouts start.

"Kind of keep my weight down. I got up to about 256 and they want me to be around 245-250 so I lost six pound. Just maintaining my weight and getting my conditioning up." "I love it, man," Coulter added about his feelings of Florida State. "I can't wait to get up here."

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