LB Josh Linam is Adding Offers

Josh Linam, a linebacker prospect from Florida, has added several new offers in the past month and several other big football programs appear close to doing the same. Josh spoke with GoJackets.com about new offers and recent campus visits.

Josh Linam, a linebacker prospect from Florida, has added several new offers in the past month and several other big football programs appear close to doing the same. Josh spoke with GoJackets.com about new offers and recent campus visits. Central Michigan was the first school to offer Josh but now he's added a few more.

"I've gotten a lot of calls and right now I have 7 offers and those are from UCF, Georgia Tech, Central Michigan, FIU, Navy, UAB, and Middle Tennessee," said Linam.

Josh is spending about a month in Alabama this summer with his dad. While in that state he decided to check out the Crimson Tide's one-day camp.

"I was just up at Alabama today (Thursday)," said Linam. "I was supposed to go to one of the one-day camps but I sprained my ankle so I just went up there and met all of the coaches and saw the facilities and everything. I went to a Florida camp on Monday but I don't have any others lined up right now."

Josh, who also plays tight end in high school, is being looked at strictly as a defensive player in college.

"Most are recruiting me at middle linebacker but there are a few recruiting me at defensive end," said Linam.

Linam has isolated some of the things he's looking for in making his college choice.

"I want to definitely play early, being comfortable with the coaches, the college and the whole atmosphere of the campus and, of course, the academics," said Linam.

Though he's not ready to name favorites, Linam named a few schools he'd like to see before narrowing his list.

"No not yet, I'm still trying to evaluate them all," said Linam. "I'm trying to get up to like Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Wake Forest before I start making my list."

Linam commented further on the Yellow Jackets.

"They've impressed me a lot with their education they have to offer," said Linam. "And Coach Curtis Modkins has been persistent in keeping in contact with me. So I was real impressed with Georgia Tech."

A decision may not be right around the corner for Josh but expect him to commit somewhere before the end of 2006.

"I want to definitely make it before Signing Day though because I want to graduate in December and play spring ball with whoever I sign with," said Linam. "I'd like to get it over with before the season but if I'm not 100% confident in making my decision by then, I'll just wait."

There are a few other schools that are indicating they too may be close to offering the Florida linebacker.

"Stanford, West Virginia, Wake Forest and North Carolina State say they're really close [to offering], and Alabama," said Linam.

Though Josh didn't name favorites, there are a few schools that have his attention early on in the process.

"Georgia Tech is really exciting because my dad played at Georgia Tech for a few years," said Linam. "And Florida and Alabama just because it's big-time football and I've grown up liking both of those schools."

Josh said that his father, Kevin Linam, was an offensive guard for the Yellow Jackets in the late 70's. His father has given him much advice on football and also selecting a school.

"He's been a coach for like 20-something years and he bounced around some colleges so he told me to pick a college I really like and stay there," said Linam. "He just supports me in whatever I feel is the right school for me."


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