CL: It was great. There were a lot of great athletes there. Seeing Jerry Rice was awesome, as well as the other NFL players and coaches. I worked with Ernie Sims and Chuck Amato's group. I worked with the linebackers primarily.
What position is FSU talking to you about?
CL: I am being recruited as an Outside Linebacker or Rover. It really doesn't matter to me which position I play. I love to hit, but I feel I can go up and catch the ball well as a Safety.
How often do you hear from FSU?
CL: I hear from them some. They know I am close and that they do not have to go far to get me.
What about FSU stands out right now? What other schools are you considering?
CL: FSU is way out in front. For as long as I can remember I have been a Nole. It is my dream school, but I am open to seeing other schools and what they have to offer. I like
What coaches do you hear from at FSU?
CL: I hear from them all, really. I got a chance to really speak to them at the Showtime. I also met some at the Junior Day they had.
Do you have any verbal offers yet?
CL: No, not yet. I do receive a lot of mail. I hear from the schools I mentioned before, as well as
What does being a Nike All-American mean?
CL: It is the top 100 kids from all over the country for my class. Some of them are from the (Nike) camps and all. I went to a camp earlier this year. I feel it is a great honor.
You also play running back, correct?
CL: I am never coming off of the field this year. I am starting at Inside Linebacker and Fullback this year. When our tailback gets tired I will be filling in there. I also play all of the Special Teams. I don't get a break, but I like it that way.
As a young player, what do you feel makes you a standout, and what are the aspects you need to work on?
CL: I think my speed is good. I do a good job in shedding blocks and getting to the ball. I think I make a lot of plays. I do need to continue to work on my strength. I have gotten better this year in the weight room, but I can always improve. Also, just the mental aspects of the game. I can't let things bother me so much.
What are your goals for this upcoming year?
CL: I want to be All-State and All-Big Bend. Our teams should win States this year. There is no reason why we shouldn't. Like I stated earlier, I just want to get out there and see some of these colleges too.
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