Second Time Around

In an effort to help promote team unity, members of Florida State's 2003 recruiting class have moved into the same complex this summer. Offensive lineman <b>David Overmyer</b> believes the idea is a good one as the Seminoles continue their summer conditioning drills. Bigger and stronger, Overmyer is looking to contribute this season. He also has been impressed by FSU's incoming freshmen (quarterback Drew Weatherford is pictured). Click here for the update.

Offensive lineman David Overmyer is making good use of his time this summer. That's by design as Florida State continues its summer conditioning drills this week.

"I am trying to get stronger, faster and better -- I want to get myself in good position for two-a-days," Overmyer said.

Overmyer,a redshirt freshman from Lilburn, Ga., is looking to help contribute this season. He is currently providing depth at tight tackle behind senior starter Ray Willis.

FSU, of course, could be without one of its senior starters -- Bobby Meeks -- for the start of two-a-days next month following Meeks' arrest in Tallahassee early Saturday morning.

Meeks was charged with battery on law-enforcement officers and resisting arrest with violence. Both charges are felonies. Police said they also had to use pepper spray and a stun gun on Meeks.

A player charged with a felony cannot play until the charge is resolved, according to FSU Athletic Department policy. Players report for practice Aug. 8.

Overmyer, meanwhile, practiced both at guard and tackle last year.

"I was backing up Ray Willis at tight tackle," Overmyer said following conditioning drills last week.

"Hopefully, I can stay there because that's what I know best. I was playing split, tight tackle. Guard maybe. They moved me back to tackle after two-a-days. I was more comfortable there."

The personable and polite Overmyer also appears to be in excellent shape.

"My numbers are better. I am a lot stronger," Overmyer said.

"I've gained about 20-25 pounds. I was like 270, 275 when I got here last summer. I am over 290 now. I am just as fast, just as quick -- hopefully it will help me out in pass-pro and everything else."

In an effort to help build team unity, members of the Seminoles' 2003 recruiting class have moved into the same local apartment complex. Overmyer, who is living with center John Frady and defensive end D.J. Norris, likes the idea.

"It's something new they are trying with us, and hopefully it's going to be a positive," Overmyer said.

Overmyer also said there has been plenty of positive feedback concerning the Seminoles' newest incoming freshman class. Most of the first-year players have been participating in drills.

"I am impressed they are already out here," Overmyer said.

"Look at Big Geoff (Berniard). He's already out here working hard trying to get into the system.

"It's hard to believe a year has already gone by -- school and everything. I never thought I would have a year of college already done. I've done pretty well in my academics. I have over a 3.0, hopefully I can just do well and put my self in position."


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