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Florida State on top for 4-star receiver recruit Maurice Goolsby

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The 6’5, 195-pound receiver described coach David Kelly as “like a father.”

Maurice Goolsby
Maurice Goolsby

ORLANDO, Fla. — A collection of the state’s best talent gathered Sunday for the Orlando stop of the Under Armour All-America Game camp tour.

Wide receiver Maurice Goolsby had a strong day. The 6’5, 195-pound receiver of Dunnellon (Fla.) used his length to snatch the ball away from defenders. He visited the Florida State Seminoles the day before and was excited to chat about his recruitment with the assembled media.

“It was everything I was trying to get out of it,” Goolsby said of his VSU visit. “I had a great conversation with Coach Taggart and Coach Kelly and Coach Snyder, and the practice, I loved it there. It put FSU as my top school, because they care about more than football.”

FSU has a specific pitch for Goolsby.

“They tell me I can be the next outside receiver for them, like Auden Tate,” the former Florida commitment said.

Goolsby says his best relationship is with wide receivers coach, David Kelly.

“He’s like the dad I never had, if that makes sense,” Goolsby said of Coach Kelly. He enjoyed the smaller format of FSU’s Junior Day, allowing for more personal attention during the visit.

Goolsby said he has a 2.8 GPA and is working on raising it. He’s already taken the ACT.

Committing to FSU crossed Goolsby’s mind, but he held off.

“Yes, yes I did. But I felt like I was rushing it, and I wanted to sit back and make sure I was making the right decision.”

How far ahead is FSU of the other schools?

“By far No. 1,” Goolsby said. “I would say No. 2 would be Clemson, Florida, Oregon, or Ole Miss.”

Goolsby said he plans to return to Tallahassee for Florida State’s spring game. He’ll also try to visit the Ole Miss v. Alabama game later this fall.