Focus 2005

Tallahassee Lincoln High School is known for churning out quality talent under head coach <b>David Wilson.</b> Next season won't be any different. The Trojans' offenisve line, which produced standouts <b>Calvin Darity</b> (North Carolina) and <b>Danny Muy</b> (Nebraska) this past year, returns athletic guard <b>Cole Harvey.</b> Click here for the latest on Cole.

Lincoln High offensive guard Cole Harvey couldn't have been happier for the Trojans' upperclassmen who were fortunate enough to participate in last week's National Signing Day ceremony in the school's auditorium.

Players such as Calvin Darity (North Carolina), good friend Danny Muy (Nebraska), Rodney Gallon (Florida State) and Joe Manning (Florida State), among others, were honored for their accomplishmnets.

Each player was introduced to the standing-room only crowd of classmates, family and friends by head coach David Wilson.

Each talked briefly about their choice of college and thanked those who played important roles in their lives.

It was emotional and inspirational.

"It was awesome to see all my friends taking it to the next level," Harvey said.

Harvey, a 6-foot-3, 245-pounder who is still growing, will certainly get that opportunity as well. He's currently ranked 102 in the Sunshine State by

However, the personable and well-spoken Harvey is far more concerned about team accomplishments than personal goals as the Trojans head into offseason conditioning drills in preparation for the start of spring practice in May.

While Lincoln, a perennial power, qualified for the state playoffs last year, the Trojans were upended in the opening round. Many believed they underachieved - include Harvey in that mix.

"Our goal is to have better chemistry as a team this year -- we had all the talent in the world last season but we just didn't put it all together," Harvey said.

"This year we our focused more on team accomplishments than what's going on individually."

College recruiters will certainly appreciate Harvey's approach.

Already attracting interest from programs like Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama and Northwestern, Harvey would welcome the opportunity to remain in Florida if possible.

Harvey, who is an excellent student with a 3.6 grade-point average with a 990 on his first attempt at the SAT, has football bloodlines. Father Len has collegiate (Florida State/North Alabama) and pro experience and remains in excellent shape as the director of a local health facility.

Harvey has been timed at 4.8 in the 40 with a squat of 450 pounds. He will probably also play defensive end as well as offensive guard next season. Harvey also was an accomplished baseball player before deciding to concentrate on football two years ago.

Harvey will more than likely attend the Down 'N Dirty Camp for linemen in Lakeland this summer as well as a team camp, with FSU in the mix.

"I would love to stay in Floirda if possible, but I am not ruling anything out," said Harvey, who has a wide, muscular frame capable of easily adding more weight.

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