Tahj Kimble Looking for FSU Offer

Tahj Kimble emerged on the scene at Florida State's Bobby Bowden Camp earlier this month. After being a camp standout the coaches wanted him to come to Seminole Showtime. Kimble delivered as he was the best running back in attendance. NoleDigest caught up with Kimble to get his thoughts on FSU and the see if they plan on offering him.

The running back board for Florida State is as deep as any school's in the nation. The depth chart got deeper earlier this month when Fernandina Beach High standout Tahj Kimble first stood out at the Bowden Camp in early July. At Showtime Tahj showed that, while under the radar now, he is one of the better backs in a loaded class in Florida for 2010.

Kimble told NoleDigest that he's been motivated to prove himself this summer because a lot of schools don't know about him yet. Standing out at FSU's camps was a way Kimble knew he could put himself on the map.

"I expected to do well at both the Bowden camp and Showtime because I have been motivated to make a statement," said Kimble. "I did really well at the Bowden camp so when I got asked to come back for Showtime I was happy. When I got there Coach Carter took me to his office to let me know that they felt I did really well and that they were happy I came back. They've been saying good things about me."

Tahj attended Seminole Showtime last year and had a good time, but this year's version was better because he got a chance to be one of the primary targets at running back for the ‘Noles.

"I did all of the tours this year, and I liked it better than last year," said Kimble of this year's event. "Last year the coaches didn't know about me and they had the top recruits last year getting most of the reps. This year they had me going first a lot so it wasn't easy. Just the experience of learning the things I did was great. The NFL guys were teaching me how to switch the ball right, how to run better routes and different styles of running. I feel like I elevated my stock over the past few weeks."

After the camp the recruits went up stairs to talk with the other recruits as well as the coaches. Kimble says both Coach Carter and Coach Fisher approached him to talk about his performance.

"After the camp we had the ice cream social up stairs," said Kimble. "I was sitting there with my father waiting to tell Coach Carter thanks for inviting me to camp and that I appreciated everything. Coach Fisher came up to me and told me he was glad that I came. I started laughing. He said he was serious. He said they are going to evaluate my film now. Coach Carter told me he is going to keep fighting for me. He was raving about me."

While FSU hasn't offered yet Kimble plans on keeping the Seminoles high on his list.

"At the camps I think I elevated myself higher on their list," Kimble said, "and now I have a chance to earn an offer from them. Coach Bowden was talking about character and I think that is something that I could bring to them, too. Everything is positive with them. Boston College is up there because they offered me, but FSU is right there at the top of the list. If they offer me they'll be in a great position and I'd probably jump up and down and do back flips."

Last year Kimble was off to a torrid start as he had over 800 yards in his first 5 games. A high ankle sprain ended his junior season, thus a lot of schools didn't know too much about him. Tahj is primed for a big senior season so look for schools to offer him as his season progresses.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Kimble, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2010 recruiting class.


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