Fast and Furious

<b>Trevor Ford</b> is another talented freshman cornerback who has an opportunity to impress the Florida State coaching staff as <b>Antonio Cromartie</b> recovers from his knee injury. Ford, from Miami Northwestern, is concentrating on learning the Seminoles' defensive scheme and keeping pace. Click here for this update on Ford.

Although Florida State was pushed inside by wet weather on Thursday, the Seminoles continue to practice at an accelerated pace in preparation for their season-opener at Miami.

Each year, FSU's incoming freshman are sometimes overwhelmed by their new surroundings. There are two-a-day practices, meetings and more meetings.

Still, that doesn't mean the newcomers won't have an opportunity to shine.

And if sophomore cornerback Antonio Cromartie is unable to play in FSU's season-opener at Miami on Sept. 6, there's a chance Trevor Ford or one of the other freshman cornerbacks could be forced into action.

That's just fine with Ford, a 6-foot-1, 187-pounder from Miami Killian.

"It's going good, but everything moves a little faster than high school, " Ford said and smiled.

"On the field, everyone is an All-American. Once you get comfortable, you learn the plays, it will be alright though. I really like the scheme. It's one I am used to playing, man (defense), pressing. I like it a lot."

Ford finished with 48 tackles, five interceptions and 11 pass breakups during his senior season. He also secured Florida's victory over California in that postseason all-star game with a game-ending interception.

"I think I bring speed, size and quickness to the table," Ford said. "We have a chance to contribute with (Cromartie) going down, so we have to step it up and be ready to play,

"This is what I expected. Your first impression will always be the best impression. We just have to keep working hard and be ready when it's our turn (to step in.)."

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