Football: FIU offers Nature Coast junior Ja'Juan Story



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Mon. August 31, 2009 | Izzy Gould | Email

Nature Coast athlete Ja'Juan Story, the younger brother of running back Antwan Story, received his first Division I offer last week when Florida International made a verbal offer to the Sharks' junior.
Story (6-foot-4, 180 pounds) was the starting quarterback for the JV last season before being called up to varsity mid-season. He even started a game and played the first half in a game against Crystal River..
Story is expected to play wide receiver this season, but is capable of playing various positions and will contribute on defense in the secondary. He has  run a 4.3, 40-yard dash according to Shark assistant Robert Kazmier, who confirmed the FIU offer.

The Golden Panthers are an up-and-coming FBS program from the Sun Belt Conference. The team finished 5-7 in 2008. Story wouldn't be the first player from the area to attend FIU. Former Central lineman Andy Leavine is currently a senior starter on the offensive line for the Golden Panthers.

-- Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

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