Boston Set To Report

Two-sport standout Alex Boston signed with the childhood favorite Florida State in February. The former Border Wars Top 100 player, who also is an accomplished baseball player, will arrive in Tallahassee Thursday. Of course, Boston is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. He chatted with TheTerritory about his recovery and future plans.

"I've been busy running every day and working out," Boston said. "I had my surgery in February and I started to run on in April. My knee feels pretty good. However, it still swells up a bit after running but I feel good."

Boston is also considered one of the best baseball players in the state. He has spent his high schools years playing both football and baseball. Because of his busy schedule he hasn't had been able to hit the weights as hard as he would've liked. With his injury, he wasn't able to play baseball. Instead of baseball, he's been able to concentrate on the weight room a little more. A year ago, the Bartow native weighed a light 220 pounds to go along with his 6-foot-3 frame.

"I'm now 6-foot-4 and 252 pounds," he said. "I can bench 250 pounds eight times and I do some leg presses also."

Boston, who plans on taking a redshirt in the fall, talks about what he has in store in the spring.

"I want to play baseball in the spring," he said. "However, I'll have to try and work it out with spring football practice. I've been told that's where starting positions are won and I don't want to mess that up. I like both sports equally and I wouldn't mind playing both sports in the pros."

Last year Boston was very interested in several other programs in addition to Florida State. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins, who also is originally from Bartow, was a big factor in choosing Florida State.

"Coach Haggins is from Bartow and my family has known him for years," he said. "He has been telling me a lot about Florida State. When I took my visit up there, he was right about everything."

On Thursday Boston's family will drop him off in Tallahassee so he begin his career as a Florida State Seminole.


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