KISSIMMEE – Four-star offensive lineman Ira Denson remains committed to Florida State but said Thursday that he’s intrigued by USF.
The Madison County product said he’s been talking some with new Bulls assistant Raymond Woodie and plans to visit USF on Jan. 11.
“I’m just going to check things out,” the 6-foot-4, 317-pound guard said after practice Thursday before Friday’s Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field. “They ain’t in my top, but you never know what can happen.”
Denson called USF a “school on the rise,” but his recruiting competition is stiff for ESPN’s No. 103 overall recruit. He also has visits scheduled for Auburn (Jan. 18) and Ole Miss (Jan. 25).
Denson said he committed to FSU largely due to his relationship with offensive line coach Rick Trickett.
“They’re at the top of the list,” Denson said outside the practice fields at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. “I’ve been liking them since I was knee high. They’re No. 1.”
One other update from Thursday’s last day of preparation: Auburn five-star DE commit Carl Lawson left practice with an apparent shoulder injury. The 6-foot-2, 251-pounder has been one of the week’s top performers and is ESPN’s No. 2 overall prospect.