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Alex Boston is considered one of the nation's top two-sport athletes. Boston, who just returned from a baseball showcase in Fort Myers, is scheduled to visit Florida State this upcoming weekend. Boston also will have an MRI performed on his right knee as a precautionary measure following a soccer injury. Click here for much more.

Alex Boston's prep soccer career is over.

"I am all washed up – retired," Boston said and laughed. "I have to give it to those cats – they are men."

Boston's career recently came to a halt after he tweaked his right knee. Boston, a senior from Bartow High School who is considered one of the nation's top two-sport athletes in football (defensive end) and baseball (outfielder), is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday as a precautionary measure, according to his mother, Nadine.

"You know how mothers are – we just want to make sure," Nadine told The Territory Sunday. "He had X-rays and they were fine. He was hurt when he jumped for a ball and landed wrong."

Boston will take his official visit this weekend to Florida State and will be joined in Tallahassee by his parents, Nadine and Carlton. Boston did not take a visit this weekend, instead participating in a Perfect Games Baseball Showcase in Ft. Myers. He participated in batting practice and throwing drills but did not run or play defense because of knee soreness.

"I've never been hurt in all my years playing football and I hurt my knee playing soccer," Boston said as he finished washing and drying dishes for his mother. "I landed and tried to make a sudden move. It's nothing serious."

Participating in soccer for the first time in his high school career, Boston had hoped to score a goal. He said he had a number of chances but just didn't convert.

Of course, FSU fans are more concerned about Boston's choice of college. The stellar defensive end recently narrowed his list down to three – FSU, Louisville and East Carolina. Boston hopes to visit Louisville Jan. 24. At the moment, he said he probably won't visit East Carolina. While Boston also is expected to be a high selection in June's baseball draft, Nadine said Sunday, "He's going to college."

The family is looking forward to visiting FSU and Tallahassee. Nadine is childhood friends with FSU assistant coach Odell Haggins, who is recruiting Boston. She also said the recruiting process has been a long and interesting ordeal.

"It's wearing us down a bit – it gets old after awhile – but we are still enjoying it," Nadine said. "Alex is holding up pretty well. He has his good days and his bad days, I will put it that way (laughing). I told him it's going to get worse before it gets better because it's (signing day) almost here."

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