Focus 2005

Fullback is a key component to any offense. And, one of the area's best fullbacks is at Tallahassee Leon High School. <b>Gavin Grigg,</b> a 6-foot, 235-pounder, had 901 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns last season as a junior for the Lions. Grigg is beginning to attract recruiting attention, and he would love nothing more than to hear from childhood favorite <b>Florida State.</b>

Florida State's offensive backfield features a hometown product in fullback James Coleman, a former walk-on from Florida High.

Coleman has developed into a key component in the Seminoles' offense due to his toughness and blocking skills behind B.J. Dean.

Additionally, former Madison County standout Torrance Washington, who missed last season due to injury, will be looked to contribute as FSU could feature one of the nation's top backfields.

Tailback is anchored, of course, by the talented duo of Leon Washington and Lorenzo Booker, who has added noticeable bulk and is over 200 pounds.

Quarterback Chris Rix returns for his senior season and will continue his climb up the FSU record books as the Seminoles look to contend for a national title.

Running back is expected to be a strength in Tallahassee this high school football season, and one of the area's best fullbacks is at Leon High School.

Gavin Grigg, a 6-foot, 235-pounder, had 901 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns last season as a junior for the Lions. Grigg is beginning to attract recruiting attention, and he would love nothing more than to hear from childhood favorite Florida State.

"I am receiving a lot of mail from ACC and SEC schools," Grigg told TheTerritory following practice Wednesday.

"My whole life has been FSU. We've always had season tickets and I can't remember the last time I"ve missed a home game. My mother is from Auburn, so I'wve watched a lot of their games, too."

Grigg, who is yes-sir, no-sir polite, is probably best described as a throwback player. Powerfully built with muscular lower body, Grigg also was an all-state selection last year at defensive tackle.

However, he has been earmarked by collegiate programs at fullback due to his height.

But that's just fine with Grigg, who enjoys lead blocking as much as running the football. He's also athletic and can catch the football out of the backfield.

Grigg, who is fully qualified with a 23 on the ACT and 3.4 grade-point average, is looking forward to the Lions' jamboree on Friday.

Schools showing the most interest at the moment include North Carolina, Florida, Nebraska and Clemson. Grigg plans to talk his summer plans over with his father, but he expects to camp at either North Carolina, Central Florida, FSU or Georgia.


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