Lawrence-Stample Talks FSU Camp

Nile Lawrence-Stample came to the Jimbo Fisher Camp looking to continue to improve as a defensive tackle, as well as getting the chance to work with his future coaches. NoleDigest caught up with him after camp to get his thoughts on his camp experience.

Nile Lawrence-Stample has been firmly committed to Florida State since February. Since then he has been working hard learning the defensive tackle position after playing linebacker last year. Nile told NoleDigest he wanted to come to camp to learn more about his new position, as well as work with the coaches at FSU.

"I was up here the past few days at the camp working out and hanging out with the coaches," said Lawrence-Stample. "I liked everything about it. It went well. Pretty much I came up here because this is my first year playing defensive tackle, so I want to learn more and get a good handle on it. I decided to come to camp to get the extra work in with Coach Haggins and the coaching staff. It was a very informative camp for me."

Lawrence-Stample said he enjoyed working with the FSU coaches, especially learning the little parts of playing along the defensive line.

"All of us at camp were doing the same things," said Lawrence-Stample. "I wanted to try to be a leader in my group. There wasn't any special treatment or anything, but Coach Haggins knew I know how to do certain drills so he had me show the guys how to do some things."

"I liked learning the technique stuff," continued the 6'2" 310 pound defensive tackle. "We worked on flying off of the ball, getting a quicker first step and hand placement. I really learned a lot from this camp. I enjoyed working with Coach Haggins. Coach Fisher was telling me he was happy I am a Seminole."

Nile knew a lot about the FSU program but he had a few lingering questions heading into the camp. He left with all of his questions answered and with little doubt about his commitment.

"When I was there I toured the campus and talked with some of the players," explained Lawrence-Stample. "Anthony McCloud was cool. He was telling me the big differences between high school and college football."

"I am really excited about coming up to FSU now," said Lawrence-Stample. "I like that I have a more overall view of the program now. I've always liked it, but I still had a few questions I needed answered. Basically I wanted to know what the schedule is like for the players with classes and practices. Also I wanted to see the team chemistry. I have to say that is great right now!"

Nile is going to turn his attention to his team now. He isn't sure about fall plans for visits, whether it is to FSU or any other school.

"I am going to prepare now for our season and get ready to be a big asset to my team," said Lawrence-Stample. "Practice starts August 9th. As far as taking visits to other schools I cannot answer that right now. I know I will be at FSU for a couple games and for my official visit."

Stay tuned for more with Nile as his senior year progresses.


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