New kids on the block

After the first day of practice a bunch of the freshman stood out but, three that were very impressive were Bert Reed, Brandon Paul, and Dionte Allen. All three received lots of individual attention & responded well to that attention. The three young stars explain their experiences so far as a Seminole.

Six months ago three high school seniors signed their letter of intent to play football at Florida State. Today these three seniors are now freshman. Dionte Allen, Bert Reed, and Brandon Paul stepped onto the Florida State practice field for the first time. These highly recruited freshmen did not disappoint either. Both Reed and Paul looked excellent in receiver drills and pass skeletons. Both showed excellent speed and quickness off the ball. Dionte Allen also excelled in his first practice by registering a few nice pass break ups against his other freshman counter parts.

        But what is it like to finally be out on the field after six months of waiting? "It feels great to be out here" says Paul. "It's about time. It's great to be out here with all these great players." Reed adds.  Both gave praise of their first true coaching experience with Coach Dawsey "He's a real good coach. He explains everything real well and lets you know what he wants done." explains Paul. "Coach Dawsey is a cool guy. He doesn't say much but when he does talk he wants you to listen and take it to heart." says Reed. Also they have shared the same experience while at Florida State, Reed and Paul explain "It's been good experience to be here but, it's been tough I'm trying to get used to everything." Being a freshman here at Florida State there are so many things to look forward to. Paul is looking forward to working hard and getting better overall. Reed on the other hand is looking forward to something different "Looking forward to getting that first touchdown" he says with a smile across his face. While Reed is looking forward to the Florida game along with the Clemson game, Paul is looking forward to just getting the season underway.

        Although Dionte Allen is on the other side of the ball he doesn't have things any easier than both Reed and Scott. Allen thinks highly of both new Coach Buckley and Coach Andrews "They are very tough, tough coaches. Coach Andrews will stay on you about the little things. That's what he wants and that's how we win." explains Allen. The other major challenge Allen will be facing is not only his tough coaches but the distance from home. Allen tells his experience so far at Florida State "It's great a lot of people are kind down here. Since I'm from far away everyone makes sure I'm comfortable. Guys like Myron and Tony Carter are really helping me out." Not only is Allen looking to help the team out any way possible but, he is also focusing on the upcoming school year and academics.


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