Say Hello To Chauncey Stovall

Chauncey Stovall, a wide receiver out of Vero Beach, originally signed a letter of intent with Florida State out of high school but he failed to academically qualify. After spending two years at Hinds Community College in Mississippi, he rejoined the Seminoles by enrolling in classes last August. Stovall, who was slow to pick up things in practice, took a red shirt for the 2002 season. This spring he is on a tear by catching three long touchdown passes in two short scrimmages.


What is your impression of the receiver position this year?

I feel great about it. We have great players at receiver, and I think we'll have some fun at receiver this year.

How much do you think taking a redshirt helped your grasp of the offense?

My redshirt season, I was up there with the scout team. That really helped me a lot, running routes with them. It really helped me as a route-runner.

Have you improved as a player in that year? Do you feel better about your abilities?

I haven't improved to the point that I'm the player I want to be. I'm just getting back in the groove of things. By next year, I think I'll be ready.

What are your expectations this year?

First, my expectation is to play – to learn all the routes, and go out there and play football.

What are the differences between junior college and FSU?

The system is different. We run our routes off of steps, not yardage. We have to read defense, know what defense they're in. That's the big difference.

What is your goal for this spring?

Before the spring started, Coach J.B. was telling me that I wasn't playing like I was the player that he recruited. That's what I want to get up to, to be the player he was recruiting.

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