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Seminoles Land JUCO Offensive Lineman

Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:20pm
By: Carlos Collazo

The latest team to add to their recruiting class during a week where commitments are happening left and right is Florida State. 

Three-star offensive lineman Kareem Are committed to FSU on Wednesday, the first day that midyear junior college football transfers are eligible to sign. He chose the Seminoles over several other schools including Penn State, South Carolina and Mississippi. 

The 6-6, 310-pound lineman is the No. 36 overall junior college player in the 2014 class according to 247Sports and can play multiple positions on the offensive line. He has been projected to play at either guard or tackle.

"Coach (Rick) Trickett likes my size and how quick my feet are and the fact I can play multiple positions at tackle or guard," Are told Warchant.com. "They feel I can play either position, but there isn't a focus on one specific position." 

Florida State was the first school to offer Are, and with his commitment he becomes the 26th player and the sixth offensive lineman in Jimbo Fisher's 2014 class.

FSU was the first school to offer Are and the persistence of the coaches and the relationships he formed with them and the other players on his official visit were the main reasons for his decision. 

"I was very impressed with the players, coaches, everything. I felt at home," he told Warchant.com in November.

Are previously played for Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, and is one of nine players on the team who have already signed with four-year schools.

You can click here to go to Hudl.com and check out some of Are's freshman year highlights.