Coach Haggins Talks Spring

This spring defensive tackle coach Odell Haggins will be a little thin at depth due to an injury to Broderick Bunkley and the dismissal of Chris Bradwell from the team. However, the veteran Seminole coach feels good about the future.


"Andre Fluellen and Clifton Dickson will start out at the top of the depth chart this spring," Haggins said. " Bunkley is injured now. We got two other kids coming in. We got Jarvis Harris who is a walk on. Overall, I will be ok."

Coach Haggins is very optimistic about two freshmen on the depth chart in tackle Aaron Jones and nose-guard Emmanuel Dunbar.

"When they first started out, they didn't do well," he said. "As time progressed, they both got better and better. Aaron Jones is looking like the Aaron Jones I saw in high school. He's lost some weight. He lost about.13 pounds during mat drills. Right now he weighs around 280 pounds. Emmanuel Dunbar bless his heart coming out of high school didn't do anything for a year. It was tough on him him but he has showed he has ability. He's 6-foot-4 and he looks like he weighs around 255 pounds but he really weighs 282 pounds. It feels great to have two athletic kids like them here. I feel pretty comfortable about both of them."

In August when fall practices start, the Seminole defensive line coach will also get a boost when Lakeland (Fla.) tackle Kendrick Stewart and Bryn Mawr (PA) Harriton tackle Callahan Bright report.

By the end of last season, Stewart was making the case for top defensive tackle prospect in the state of Florida. Bright was considered by many to be the top defensive tackle prospect in the country.

"Kendrick is super athlete for his size," Haggins said. "He's a hard-nosed kid. Callahan is one of the best defensive tackle prospects that I've recruited here."

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