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Four-star linebacker Kalen DeLoach may commit to FSU today

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Deloach has visited Florida State several times.

Kalen Deloch

Update:

It looks like Deloach has made his decision and will be announcing tomorrow:

Expect this one to go FSU’s way.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kalen Deloach is down to two and will decide in the next few weeks.

The four-star linebacker from Savannah (Ga.) Islands High School is one of the more coveted backers in the Southeast due to his quickness and playmaking ability.

Linebacker is a major position of need for the Seminoles and there is early playing time available. That was made clear to Deloach on his visit to the Saturday Night Live camp.

“They told me they are low on depth at linebacker, and if I come in here and work hard I can work my way onto the field.”

FSU likes Deloach at outside and star position.

Florida State and Auburn are the final two he is focusing on.

“The relationships that I’ve built with the coaches and the family atmosphere when I get around all the players,” DeLoach said when asked what makes Auburn and FSU his finalists. “Just the bond we have with each other, I like that.”

Deloach said he does not know where he’ll go.

His relationship with linebackers coach Raymond Woodie is good.

“Coach Woodie texts me and my dad every day. Checks in on us.”

And the current players spoke highly of coach Woodie as well. Deloach hung out with the current players on Friday night.

The camp atmosphere impressed him.

“That’s my first time at a camp like that,” Deloach said when asked if he had ever been to a camp like Saturday Night Live. “To see the fans come out to watch the camp was exciting to me.”

And he also came away with a good impression of coach Willie Taggart.

“He wants me to build my brand. If I came to Florida State, he wants me to build my brand and meet people,“ Deloach said of coach Taggart.

Analysis

I think Florida State has a strong chance to land Deloach’s commitment. He has visited campus multiple times, and FSU has laid out a coherent academic and athletic plan for him. The academic part is very important to Deloach and his family.