Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher celebrates after defeating the Duke Blue Devils at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Duke 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

JUCO OL Kareem Are Signs with Florida State

During the magical 2013 run toward the BCS National Championship Game, the Florida State Seminoles offense has been nothing short of a juggernaut. Amid all the hype around Jameis Winston, the above-average play of the wide receivers and the versatile style of the backs, it’s been a bit overlooked how well the offensive line has played.

On Wednesday, head coach Jimbo Fisher and the ‘Noles got a little more help on that line for the future with the signing of four-star offensive lineman Kareem Are.

The 6-6, 335-pound monster notified the Florida State coaching staff over the phone today that he will be playing his collegiate ball in Tallahassee and will be an early enrollee in January.

In speaking to 247 Sports, Are noted how excited that he is to be joining the potential national championship-winning squad, but also understands that he has a lot of work to do if he wants to make an immediate impact:

“I am real excited to get there,” Are said. “This whole junior college thing has been to get to the next level. So now I am there and I made it. I just want to work hard and prove that I can play on this level. I want to prove the Coach Trickett and Coach Jimbo Fisher were right for recruiting me.”


“I just have to work on my strength and my conditioning. Also, I have to improve on my football smarts,” Are said. “Not that I am not a smart football player, but with a new playbook that is very complicated, I have to go in knowing that I am going to have to go in and learn it quickly to accomplish what I want to do.”



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