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Thu. February 11, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Things are beginning to pick up for Nature Coast receiver Ja'Juan Story.

The big news was an official scholarship from Florida State, which arrived Thursday morning by mail. He was verbally offered Tuesday night by phone.

That is the rising senior's biggest offer to date including Florida International and Marshall.

"He's been hearing from a lot of schools," Sharks assistant Rob Kazmier said. "The ones already with transcripts are Oregon, Minnesota, Utah, Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Maryland. There's others he's getting stuff from, but those are the ones I'm communicatiing with."

Kazmier and Ja'Juan Story's uncle, Rudy Story, are both involved in his recruitment.

Kazmier said Ja'Juan also was invited to the Seminoles' junior day, the Nike Combine and was selected to be a member of Scout.com's Team Tampa for a national football tournament.

Ja'Juan (6-foot-4, 185 pounds) primarly played receiver and defensive back in 2009, also sharing time at quarterback.

At receiver, he had 13 receptions for 423 yards (32.5 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. At quarterback, he had 27 carries for 265 yards and two touchdowns (just two starts as a quarterback). Defensively he had 22 tackles and one sack.

igould@tampabay.com

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