Coach Haggins Talks Freshman DT

By the end of his senior season, defensive tackle Kendrick Stewart had the full attention of Seminole defensive line coach Odell Haggins for good reason. The Lakeland (Fla.) standout dominated the opposition all season long, including a MVP performance in the state championship game.


"Kendrick is super athlete for his size," Coach Haggins said. "He's a hard-nosed kid. He's very strong and quick. He's the type of defensive lineman that we play here at Florida State. He's has a lot of upside."

Where will Kendrick play at Florida State

"He will play at tackle," Haggins said. "Kendrick played as a sophomore at 283 pounds. This year he lost a little weight because he had to play on both sides of the ball and he got down to around 267 pounds. It doesn't matter to me because the kid is quick, strong and he makes plays."

Coach Haggins is correct because Kendrick Stewart made a ton of plays as a senior. He recorded 76 tackles with 23 of them going for a loss.

In the California/Florida All-Star game, Stewart recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, and two sacks.

He's also a top-notch weightlifter, as he's one of the counties best as a junior with a bench max of 380 and a clean & jerk max of 285.

Stewart is an excellent student who is on track to qualify academically.

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