News and Notes: Catching up with 2010 Signees

The recruits from Florida State's 2010 recruiting class have been hard at work finishing off their senior years while starting the preparations for when they arrive in the summer. NoleDigest caught up with a few of the 2010 signees to see what they've been up to since February's Signing Day.

Things have quieted down for Florida State's 2010 recruiting class since they signed this past February. Most of the signees have been playing spring sports, while some have been hitting the weights hard preparing for summer workouts in a few short months.

NoleDigest caught up with Christian Jones, Willie Tye and Nigel Terrell to see what they've been up to since their process ended.

Jones Prepping for FSU

Christian Jones was one of the jewels of FSU's 2010 class as he is one of the top players the Seminoles will be bringing in in the fall. Now that his basketball season has wrapped up he has turned his attention to getting in shape for summer workouts.

"Everything is all good," Jones said, "and I've been lifting and staying in shape in order to get ready for FSU."

Christian told NoleDigest that he has started a workout plan given to him by the coaches. He said that while it was hard at first he is starting to get used to it.

"It was hard when I first started doing it," explained Jones. "Once I started getting into it and knowing how hard it was going to be I got used to it. Since then it hasn't been too bad. I've been doing a bunch of different speed and quickness drills and the basic bench, squat, power cleans and stuff like that."

Jones said that the coaches have been in touch here and there, and that he understands they've turned their attention to spring ball and 2011. He did say he plans on being in Tallahassee for the spring game.

"The coaches haven't been in too much contact but it's understandable because they have to focus on spring practices and the next class," said Jones. "It's all good. I will be up there for the spring game."

Christian is currently at 228 pounds and says that his target weight is 235 for when he arrives in the summer.

Tye Expecting to Contribute Early

Will Tye from Salisbury was one of the under-the-radar prospects that FSU signed in 2010. The athletic tight end was one of Coach Coley's prime targets due to his combo of size, versatility and pass catching skills. Since Signing Day Tye has been working hard prepping for what he says is the expectation to come in and play early.

"Things are going pretty good," said Tye. "I got the workout plan from the coaches, and Coach Coley and I talked recently. He is going to send me a DVD of the offense so I won't get too far behind with what they're doing."

"Yes they are," said Tye when asked if Coley and FSU expects him to contribute early. "Coach Coley told me to look at the DVD and to ask questions and say what I thought about it."

Tye too talked about the intensity of the workouts he is doing.

"I've been doing all of the lifting and I have even been doing some drills and running circuits," explained Tye. ‘They're pretty intense but I'm sure sooner or later they will get to become second nature to me."

Will says things are coming along smoothly in the classroom.

"The classroom is going pretty well and I feel good about it," said Tye. "It's great, and I am excited to get going at FSU."

Is Terrell Coming Along Academically?

Nigel Terrell ended up staying committed to FSU after thinking about making the switch to Colorado late in the process. The lean and speedy linebacker felt more at home at FSU and felt he had a better opportunity to succeed there.

Since then Terrell has been participating in track and working hard in the classroom to ensure he'll be able to arrive at FSU in the summer.

"I have been working out but I haven't been able to add weight because I am running track," explained Terrell. "Right now I am kind of balanced out. I was hurt so I just started running in meets. I am only doing the 4x100 right now because I can't come out of the blocks yet."

"I'm just ready to finish up here," continued Terrell. "My grades are looking pretty good right now and I am feeling good about them."

Nigel told NoleDigest that he's stayed in contact with the coaches and that he usually hears from the on a weekly basis.

"I will probably talk to them again tonight but the coaches have been telling me to stay on it and keep working hard," said Terrell.

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