Dennis Briggs (Photo by Corey Bender)

South's No. 20 DE Dennis Briggs Snags 'Really Big' Offer From Florida State

Another in-state power just stepped forward with an offer for 2018 Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway defensive lineman, Dennis Briggs.

Dennis Briggs, the South's 20th-ranked defensive end, spent much of Saturday journeying through Florida State's campus, and now has the opportunity to team up with coach Jimbo Fisher's program.

Briggs, who is equipped with nearly 20 additional offers, including ones from Miami (Fl)Tennessee and Oregon, is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound junior at Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway.

"It's really big because I grew up watching FSU play on TV, so getting this offer means just as much as the Miami (Fl) offer," Briggs said. "Just being a Florida boy and to get that big of an offer is special.

"I like their campus, facilities and coaches. I had a chance to meet most of the coaches and staff. Florida State has a great campus; just as good as Miami."

Not one but a flurry of FSU coaches pushed all the right buttons and left a lasting impression on Briggs, who is also labeled as the nation's 63rd-ranked defensive end.

"It was great to sit down with them to talk football, academics and life," Briggs said. "I really bonded with (defensive ends) coach (Brad) Lawing, (offensive line) coach (Rick) Trickett, and the defensive tackles coach (Odell Haggins). The overall message was they want me and that I'm someone they need.

"They said I would fit into their defense perfectly and could play anywhere, which means I could make a big impact as a true freshman; I like the sound of that."

Armed with offers from two of the three in-state powers, Briggs says it won't be long before he strolls up to Gainesville in hopes of expanding his offer sheet once again.

"I'm scheduling a trip up to Florida in the next couple of weeks, but no date as of right now," Briggs said.

Briggs claims no leaders, but plans to release his top 10 schools in July.

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