Steen has FSU visit date set

Anthony Steen was one of the first offensive linemen offered by Florida State for the 2009 recruiting class. The Clarksdale, MS standout is still being recruited by the Seminoles, and he has seen other schools join the fray in hopes of landing his signature come Signing Day. NoleDigest spoke to Anthony to get the latest on his recruitment and to see if he plans on camping at FSU in the summer.

Anthony Steen is one of the most physically impressive linemen the Seminoles have targeted this year. With a nasty mean streak, good initial burst and good footwork, there is no wonder why some traditional powers have extended Steen an offer. He says the amount of offers hasn't changes much, but said several schools are recruiting him at this time.

"Recruiting is going alright for me. I still have the 4 offers from Florida State, Miami, Southern Miss and Alabama. I am hearing from a ton of schools, too. LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Wyoming, North Carolina State and a bunch of smaller schools have been by to see me and are in contact with me through the mail. They say offers could be coming soon."

The 6'4" 290 lineman says that Rick Trickett from Florida State is one of the many coaches that have come to see him. After the face-to-face introductions, Steen says he and Coach Trickett had a good phone conversation about the Seminoles and what they have to offer as a program.

"Coach Trickett came to see me. He was telling me about the program and what they're looking for and the needs they have this year. We did a lot of chit-chatting about how it was at FSU. He said that it is a great campus and that he is tough on his players. It sounded good. I liked how he said it is not too far from the beach. We talked about me coming down there for a visit this summer. As of right now I am going to go down there on June 16th for a visit to see how it is."

Anthony told NoleDigest that he is pretty open at this time and that he is waiting to see what other programs come through with an offer. He feels pretty confident that the other schools are going to offer sometime over the summer.

"I am open to every school that is considering me. I want to hang out and see what is going to happen with these schools. I've been offered by some of the top schools in the country and those could be the place for me. I am just interested in seeing what other schools offer me heading into the summer."

Steen says that he has plans to attend a few summer camps. He knows for sure that a visit to Alabama for their camp is in the works, but after that he isn't sure of his plans.

"I plan on doing some 1 day camps at some of the schools I am considering. I don't know yet if I will camp at FSU yet. After the visit we'll see. I am going to camp at Alabama again. I was voted the top lineman there last year. My coaches at Lee Academy are close with Coach Tank at Alabama so I think more of us (fellow teammates) are going there this year."

Steen hopes his summer visits will translate into more offers, but he is also happy with the schools that have offered. He says he plans on making his decision at the beginning of his senior season; therefore his recruitment is still months away from being completed. Stay tuned for an in-depth update with Anthony after his visit to FSU in June, as well as the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.

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