Timmons talks C.A.R.E

The transition from high school to college can be a process for anyone but getting comfortable in a new environment is made even tougher when coming in from a different state. <b>Lawrence Timmons,</b> a South Carolina native, said Wednesday that the C.A.R.E. program has made his first few days on campus easier to deal with.

Lawrence Timmons has yet to complete a conditioning workout but had been participating in voluntary 7-on-7s for the past week after the sessions. The linebacker is waiting for the paperwork to clear on a recent physical.

Xavier Lee and Lamar Lewis, among others, are in the same situation.

"Tallahassee life has been treating me real good so far," Timmons said. "That C.A.R.E. program that a lot of are in has helped a lot."

The C.A.R.E program, a recently implemented university program that helps incoming freshmen get accustomed to college life, helps athletes and non-athletes alike adapt both in and out of the classroom. Students arrive for the second six-week summer session and live on campus in Reynolds, Jennie Murphree or Bryan halls. They complete core classes in small classroom environments to create good habits for the distractions and auditorium environments of the fall semester.

"It's good because it gives me a head start before I start school in the fall," Timmons said. "Right now I'm in a Math and a Science class with some other people in the program."

Timmons said the program has also made it easier for him to meet people in his first days on campus.

"Every class in the program there at least three or four football players," he said. "We got to know each other from day one."


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