The state of Florida turns out top talent year in and year out and one of the best in this year’s crop is Miami Gulliver Prep’s Frankie Telfort. The hard-hitting youngster’s star really began to rise last year when with his sideline to sideline play at linebacker he recorded 67 tackles and forced two fumbles. However, his off-season camp & combine performances have taken things to an even higher level. Scout.com’s Mike Bakas was particularly taken with Telfort’s performance at Scout’s Miami event earlier this month.
“(Telfort) came into the event considered a four-star prospect on Scout.com and he lived up to that billing last Saturday,” Bakas wrote. “While he's not the biggest linebacker out there (5-10.5/195), his speed and explosiveness are extremely impressive. His 4.41/40 time was tops among linebackers and his 36-inch vertical jump was very impressive as well. During drills he jumped all over everything and was able to match up in space against any running back at the event.
The Sunshine State standout’s scholarship tally has grown to over 25, and the University of Michigan was among the most recent to throw its hat in the ring.
“It is such a great honor to have Michigan offer me a scholarship,” Telfort said. “I have not had a chance to make a call and speak with Michigan yet. I need to see the campus to become more familiar with them.”
Though Telfort doesn’t know a great deal about the Wolverines at this point, he does know what he is looking for in a program.
“I like an aggressive style of defense like the 4-3 with blitz packages where I can come off the edge,” he said. “I will sit down with my family and my coach to weigh the pros and con’s of the different schools because there are so many of them.”
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine.com for more on Telfort in the coming weeks.