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Four-star Florida State OL target transfers to IMG

Closer to his future home?

Aliou Bah

Aliou Bah is a 6’6 325 pound offensive tackle from Memphis, TN.

The Class of 2022 prospect previously attended Whitehaven, but earlier this week announced his transfer to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL:

Rivals considers Bah a 4-star prospect, while 247 Sports strangely hasn’t ranked the tackle yet, despite his 32 offers, including from the Florida Gators, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Michigan State Spartans, North Carolina Tar Heels, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Ole Miss Rebels, TCU Horned Frogs, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies, and USC Trojans.

In early April, the Florida State Seminoles offered:

Bah is considered a very important recruit not only because of the position he plays, but also due to his roots—he’s close to three other Florida State targets from Memphis: running back Dallan Hayden, athlete Kody Jones, and wide receiver Cameron Miller.

Since September 1st, Florida State has been in constant communication with Bah, clearly prioritizing him among the offensive linemen for 2022. FSU’s social media team even sent him this specialty graphic, which is a tell for which recruits are being prioritized:

Bah told Tomahawk Nation the transfer came about because his district wasn’t currently allowed to play, and IMG presented a great opportunity academically and athletically with its resources, and its development.

This is big news for the ‘Noles, as the future of on-campus visits remains up in the air due to COVID-19. Having Bah right down the road bodes much better for unofficial visits than having him in Memphis, and FSU will look to its ties with IMG to create an advantage with him.

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