Football Diary with Ian Silberman - 8/30/09

Ian Silberman is one of the top offensive line prospects in the State of Florida. Silberman decided to end the recruiting process early and give his pledge to Urban Meyer and the rest of the Gator coaches. Last year we were able to track Ian on and off the field with help from his mother, Stephanie Silberman.

This year Stephanie will have some help from husband Warren keeping track of Ian Silberman's adventures on and off the field.

Topics in this week's Diary:

What exactly was the injury that caused Ian to miss the season opener?

Which All-Star game will he participate in?

A Culinary Master?

Stephanie and Warren Silberman:

A dirty little rumor has been floating around stating he either has a broken foot or a broken toe. He has turf toe. His coach and staff have been keeping him in shape and he will be back on the field Friday night for the first game of the season. Fleming Island won the pre-season game this past Friday night against Lee. They have studs on that Fleming Island football team.

He is playing in the Under-Armour All American game in January and he is also on schedule to graduate high school in December to enroll at the University of Florida. Ian is doing well in school. He's excited about his next step in life but he also anxious about leaving home and high school. Ian has been named one of the 11 most promising football players in the Jacksonville Florida area.

In addition to being a football player, Ian has been named by one of his coaches "The King of Ribs." He can cook so we don't have to worry about him when he leaves for Florida. He can bake too!! He was on the Culinary Ministry at or church and now he works with church security. We did not take a vacation this year because we didn't want him to miss any weight training. He has slimmed down and Coach Webb, his new head coach told me he was concerned about his weight loss until he saw how strong Ian was. Most people think Ian is a defensive end or tight end when they see him in person. He's as strong as an ox. He likes playing left tackle. He is also learning defensive tackle. We will give another update next Sunday and Ian's performance in the Clay High game.

Go Fleming Island Eagles!!

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