One Of A Kind

<b>Drew Weatherford</b>, The No 8 rated quarterback in the country, committed to his childhood favorite Florida State over the summer. Since then he's been quite busy with athletics and academics. The Territory caught up with him to find out how the future Seminole signal-caller was doing.

"Right I'm playing basketball and working-out every day," the 6-foot-2 and 195 pound Land O Lakes standout said. "I work out in the morning at school for about two hours. I also throw the football around with my little brother who is a JV quarterback."

Are the Florida State Coaches still in contact with him?

"Yes," he said. "Coach Dickey and Lilly rotate calling me. One of them calls every week. We basically talk about a lot of things."

In the beginning of December, the Florida State quarterback coach Daryl Dickey came by Weatherford's school for visit. Head Coach Bobby Bowden is due in his living room on Thursday night.

What's up for next for the Florida Class 4A Player of the Year?

"I'm heading out Dallas for Christmas. I might try and hook up with Marcus Walker while I'm out there," he said. "After that I'm heading out west to the California/Florida All-Star game. There should be some good wide receivers to throw the ball. Greg Carr, Mike McIntosh and Johnny Peyton will all be there."

Speaking of Peyton, The Pasco high school wide receiver standout, who is committed to Pittsburgh, has interest in visiting Florida State.

"Johnny told me that that Pittsburgh is losing their offensive coordinator and wide receiver,"Weatherford said. "Tomorrow we play his team in basketball and he's bringing his senior film. He wants me to give it to Florida State. He would like to visit Florida State with me on (1/23)."

Weatherford also talks with other recruits, including Atlanta offensive lineman commit Courtney Abbott.

"Courtney told me about the Florida and Georgia visit's that he has set up," Weatherford said. "He also told me that he's there's no question at all that he'll attend Florida State. He's got Coach Bowden at his house tonight. We probably talk once a week."

Weatherford, a four star quarterback, has some simple goals in mind for the future.

"I'm going to work as hard as I can and everything will workout by itself," he said. "I'm not even going to think about when I might start. I really am going to work on my physical and mental aspects of my game."

Weatherford will report to Florida State for the second summer school session.

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