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FSU offers Adam Duckett a greyshirt (enroll for spring semester of 2013)

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"Everything up there seemed like it fit. Everything was amazing … the atmosphere, the coaches, the facilities, everything … I’m in love with the place," Duckett said Sunday morning after returning home late Saturday night. "It’s just that right now, with my situation with grades and stuff, they can’t really offer me, so they talked about getting me in as a gray shirt or possibly a spot opening up at the end of the [school] year, before I graduate, to get straight in there." My take: Smart move. This allows FSU to keep more current guys on its roster and help its APR score. And it allows a major project to keep working on his own. From last week's evaluation: "Florida State is bringing in Adam Duckett for a visit this weekend, per J.C. Shurburtt of the 247 Network. Who? He's a 6'8", 340 pound offensive lineman out of Orlando East River. As a junior, he was out of shape and scored a 13 on the ACT (ouch!). As a senior, he apparently worked hard, lost 25 pounds, and says he has an ACT score of 20. None of the recruiting services are going to bother rating a kid with an ACT score of 13. Will the NCAA flag this test score? Is the score legit? How are his grades? I don't know. But this senior film is promising. I think at the very least, a sign-and-place could happen here. A 6'8", 340-pound 18-year old is just getting used to his body. There are definitely some tools here, and you have to like his energy. Many time guys this big play soft. He doesn't. I am not saying he is a superstar, and he definitely needs a lot of polish. But if he hadn't 13'd the ACT as a junior, this would be a kid with multiple BCS offers."