Telfort Blowing Up

Frankie Telfort is one prospect Rutgers fans are probably not very familiar with - yet. The talented linebacker by way of Gulliver Prep [Miami, FL] is one of the best at his position in the southeast. SOR caught up with Telfort, who currently holds some big-time offers, to get his thoughts on his recruitment, his feelings on Rutgers, and much more.

Frankie Telfort stands in at 5-feet 11-inches and 197-pounds and hails from Gulliver Prep, in Miami, FL. Telfort is an athletic linebacker prospect that covers the field well and hits with exceptional ferocity. As a result, Telfort has received significant interest from some of the top programs in the country. That interest quickly turned into scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Florida State, Central Florida, South Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, and interest from a number of additional programs, such as Georgia Tech, South Carolina, USC, and Rutgers.

After transferring from Coral Reef and missing five games as a junior due to injury, Frankie Telfort quickly emerged as one of the sunshine state's top overall prospects after recording 66 tackles and 4 forced fumbles in just 6 games of action.

From relative anonimity, Telfort has rapidly become the equivalent of a rock star, now holding over one dozen scholarship offers. None of that, however, has gone to the young man's head. "All the interest means a lot to me. Actually, I'm grateful for it. All the hard work has finally paid off and I just have to make sure I continue to work hard. Whether it be in state or out of state, I know that I'll have my college education paid for," said the eloquent Floridian.

Telfort, who holds a 3.3 GPA, has lofty aspirations on and off the field. Clearly, on the field, as all talented prospects do, he covets getting to the league. Knowing full well that the percentage of even the best high school athletes making it to the highest levels is rather low, Telfort has made himself fully aware of the necessity of arming himself with the academic credentials required to succeed after college. "I'd like to have a career in pharmacy," Telfort stated. "I'm looking at possibly going into pre-med."

Telfort is without a doubt one of the hottest commodities in the south these days. He's coveted by most of the nation's top programs. Has Rutgers thrown their hat into the ring?

"Not yet," stated Telford.

"I did watch them a lot last year and this year," continued the well-spoken Telfort. Ray Rice is a heck of a 'back," said Telfort, alluding to the face of the Rutgers program for the last two years."

"I really want to take a visit there. I think it's a heck of a program that is just getting better."

"Frankie Telfort reminds me of current Rutgers player Damaso Munoz. He's fast, instinctive, and humble. It has been great having him as part of the Gulliver program," stated Gulliver Coach Ron Butler.

A cerebral player on and off the field, Telfort does quite a bit of game study to improve his on the field performance. "I try to study all the plays so I can be prepared on the field. I have an incredible knack for the ball," answered Telfort, when questioned about his primary positive traits. "My speed is really an advantage and getting to the ball. I can do that pretty well."

With interest coming from seemingly all directions, Telfort has no plans on reaching a decision any time soon.

"I want to see everything. I want to see the campus, the environment, the facilities. I don't want to make any decisions before I know as much as I can about the coaches, how they gravitate to me, the facilities, everything."

It may take a while, but eventually, one staff will be getting one heck of a baller in Frankie Telfort. SOR will continue to update fans on Telfort's recruitment in the coming weeks and months.

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