John Frady Update

Remember John Frady? Two months ago the talented offensive lineman from The Bolles School in Jacksonville orally committed to attend FSU next year. Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Frady continues to attract interest from some of the nation's best teams. Click hear to read about the status of Frady's commitment, his SAT score and summer workout sessions. "Last spring a lot of stuff started happening," Frady said of the recruiting process.

John Frady is strong, smart and athletic. No wonder Frady continues to attract interest -- and scholarship offers -- from some of the nation's top football programs, including Miami, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.

Florida State fans shouldn't fret.

Frady, a 6-3, 275-pound offensive lineman from The Bolles School in Jacksonvlle, orally committed to attend FSU last May after receiving a scholarship offer. Frady reiterated to TheTerritory Sunday evening that he hasn't changed his mind despite additional scholarship offers and inquiries from across the country. Frady said he has currently received nine offers, including Georgia Tech, Maryland, Duke and LSU.

"It's pretty solid -- I don't see myself going anywhere else," Frady said of his commitment to FSU.

Still, more offers are expected. With good reason.

Frady is considered an enormous talent, noted for his strength and speed. A starter at guard and tackle for Bolles, he wll likely play guard at the next level. Frady, considered a solid run blocker, also was a state finalists in weight lifting, shot put and discuss. And most high schoolers would probably blush at Frady's workout regime -- five days of lifting combined with speed work and agilities. He also runs long distance on his own for good measure.

Frady said he last talked with FSU assistant coach Joe Kines last week. Frady had good news, too -- he scored a 1,340 on his SAT and has an overall grade-point average of 3.4 As one might guess, Frady is a quick learner, even when it comes to recruiting.

"It (recruiting process) gets kind of annoying sometimes," said Frady, who does not plan to attend any summer camps. "The thing that makes me mad is when reporters and coaches talk bad of the other schools. But I am staying busy this summer, working out and getting ready for our season."

Frady is concentrating on gaining strength. Last week he said he benched 224 pounds 24 times. His daily workout routine also is impressive. Monday, for example, Frady and his fellow linemen will concentrate on their arms -- six sets of 10 and three sets of six on the bench, just for starters. Once the session ends, the entire team will run sprints. Of course, Tuesday is the first of two leg days during the week and "that's no fun," Frady said and laughed.

The personable Frady made an unofficial visit to FSU last month to take another peek at the campus and meet with "academic folks," he said. Of course, Frady got to see the demolition of the athletic center up close. "I heard the new weight room is going to be unbelievable," Frady said. In a few weeks, Frady plans to travel to FSU with his mom and girlfriend to meet coach Bobby Bowden for the first time.

Until that time, however, it's business as usual for the focused Frady. However, he's also trying to enjoy his summer, too, "catching up on my sleep" and planning an upcoming beach trip with firiends. And it also goes without saying that Frady will have to continue to deal with the recruiting process as well.

"Last spring a lot of stuff started happening," Frady said. "But, like I said, I am concentrating on the upcoming season. We had a good spring -- we won our jamboree. We also have a pretty tough schedule, too, so we need to be ready."


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