Frankie Telfort is a name that has been making the rounds early on for the class of 2009. He is a prospect to watch for, as he is one of the top hitters in the state. Standing 5'11" and 200 pounds, Telfort is athletic enough to line up at corner and safety on the high school level. So far Frankie has seen a dozen offers roll in. "Recruiting has been going well. I just got an offer from Alabama and LSU is telling me an offer is coming soon. Those are two of the top schools in the country and they are two big programs. Getting these offers from these top teams is giving me a lot of opportunity. I've gotten offers from Florida, Florida State, UCF, USF, Ole Miss and Tennessee too. Schools like USC, South Carolina and Georgia Tech have started coming on pretty hard," said Telfort.
Florida State was one of the first schools to offer Telfort, but he states that since the offer he hasn't really heard much from the coaching staff. He said, "I got the offer from FSU early, but I haven't heard from or been talking to the coaches since. I really haven't heard from any of the coaches. They are a great team and I can see myself playing there. If they aren't going to show me interest, I can't really consider them. I want to talk to the coaches more because it would be uncomfortable for me to take a visit there and not know anyone or any of the coaches. I wouldn't have a good time."
Telfort has seen some of the best schools across the nation offer him early, and he intends on sitting back, waiting and going through the process. "I'm just really hanging out right now and seeing my options. I'm going to take some visits to some schools this summer and see what's going on. I'll probably go through the whole process because there are a lot of good schools for me to choose from. I've been getting a ton of mail, too. I transferred over to Gulliver, and my old coach brought me the mail he had been getting at the school. It was something like 330 letters," expressed Telfort.
Frankie is a smart kid and excels in the classroom. He wants to major in pre-medicine, and that is a big prerequisite of the school he is considering. Frankie told NoleDigest, "I'm looking for great coaches and a great atmosphere. But mainly I want to study pre-med and I want to go to a school that has a good program. Every school I've gotten offers from so far has fit the bill."
Don't look for a decision from Telfort any time soon. "If a school shows me interest, I'll be interested in them," said Telfort. "Right now I don't have any favorites, and I'm going to go to the best school regardless of distance. Florida has been recruiting me the hardest so far, but other schools have been coming on."
If the coaches show more interest in Frankie, look for the Seminoles to enter the picture. At this time it's hard to state if they are looking at Telfort as a linebacker or possible safety prospect. Stay tuned for further updates with Telfort and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.