Camp Spotlight

Florida State concluded its first week of preseason practice Saturday. One player who continues to draw rave reviews is incoming freshman <b>Antonio Cromartie.</b> Click here to find out how Cromarite handled the initial week of drills. "I think I fit in well. The last two years, me coming out during the summertime, doing one-on-ones with them since my sophomore year, it's easy to come out here and adjust to the speed," Cromartie said.

How are you adjusting to your first week of practice?

"I'm liking it. It's going well and everything. I'm having fun, learning a lot of new stuff, so I'm having a great time."

What's the difference you've seen from the coaches on the recruiting trail and out here on the practice field?

"There's really no change. They just expect a lot out of you. Whatever they've got to get from you in practice, they'll get it out. With Coach Andrews – I believe he's one of the best defensive back coaches in the country. I believe he's going to do whatever he can to get the best play out of you."

A lot of guys talk about how tough the transition is, coming from high school to college, especially with the speed of the game. How are you handling it?

"I think I fit in well. The last two years, me coming out during the summertime, doing one-on-ones with them since my sophomore year, it's easy to come out here and adjust to the speed. To me, there's no real difference. You've just got to learn the system."

How do you think you'll contribute this year?

"Right now, I think I probably could fit in the nickel package, but I don't want to say too soon. I want to come in and learn the system. There are people ahead of me, but I want to push them, try to make me better and make them better."

Are any of your veteran teammates helping you out?

"They're helping me a lot. They're teaching me different stuff, the techniques and my alignment and stuff. Plus I have the coaches doing that also. It's really a great deal having veterans in front of me who have already played in the games."

Has anybody stood out with that help?

"Leroy Smith has. And Ernie Sims, and Kendyll Pope."


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