Freshman FS Hopes to Make his Move

This spring there's will be interesting position battles. However, the success of a young player at free safety position could force a move to benefit the entire safety. The Territory checked in with the player that could really helped the young Seminole secondary.


In high school at Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater, Kenny Ingram starred on both sides of the ball by leading his team to the state championship in his junior and senior seasons. At Florida State he will battle Roger Williams for the back up free-safety job.

"I hope I'm at least 2nd on depth chart," redshirt freshman Kenny Ingram said. "I hope I can at least split time with Pat (Watkins) and get quality playing time this year."

If Ingram can at least hold his own and show defensive back Coach Mickey Andrews something, backup Roger Williams could move to strong-safety and help a position that lacks quality experience.

Last week, matt drills started and Ingram is pushing himself very hard.

"Matt drills are tough, but I'm getting through them," he said. "When drills first started the coaches said they noticed my agility has improved."

When Ingram first reported to Florida State, he checked in at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds.

"I'm up to 217 pounds now and I can bench-press up to 350-360 pounds," he said. "I also have adjusted to hitting in college."

Publisher opinion:

Ingram has tremendous upside with his size, speed and strength. Two years ago at the Gainesville combine; he ripped of an impressive 4.55 40-yard dash time. His physical characteristics are very similar to Pat Watkins. If he can learn enough to please Coach Mickey Andrews, it would benefit the Seminoles to move Roger Williams to free safety where the only player with game experience in Kyler Hall. Williams has seen practice time at both safety positions.

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