Lincoln OL Talks Recruiting and FSU

Lincoln High school traditionally churns out some of the best talent in north Florida each year. One of their best in 2011 is offensive lineman Mark Bodkin. Bodkin was at FSU's Junior Day this past weekend along with dozens of other recruits. NoleDigest caught up with him to get the latest on the visit and his recruitment.

Tallahassee-Lincoln has traditionally been a program that sends its players to Florida State to play college football. While the past few years haven't been what Seminole and Trojan fans normally see this year may be different as a few of the local high school players have FSU high on their lists.

Mark Bodkin is a two-way standout that most schools are looking for on the offensive side of the ball. Over the weekend Bodkin made it over to FSU for their Junior Day. He says he liked what he saw from the coaches.

"FSU is a great place," said Bodkin of the visit. "I love the coaches and the facilities. The best thing for me was getting the chance to talk to Coach Trickett, I love his coaching style."

The need for offensive linemen in the 2011 class is widely known, and fans should expect Coach Trickett to look at a large group of players for this year. While Mark doesn't have an offer at this time he does think one could be on the way.

"While we were there Coach Trickett covered the type of offense they run," explained Bodkin. "We run the same thing at Lincoln. I am sending some more tape over to him for more to look at. While they haven't offered I think I'm pretty close."

Mark says he'd stop short of committing if an offer came as he wants to see how the process goes.

"I'm not sure if I'd commit if they offered," Bodkin said, "but I'd be very interested. Other schools showing me interest right now are Auburn, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, USF, SMU, TCU, South Carolina, Louisville, Clemson, Wake Forest and N.C. State. A lot of others have been sending me letters."

Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track Bodkin's recruitment.

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