Telfort Talks Trojans

The matchup that many college football fans have been clamoring for is USC against Florida, and while the two traditional powers won't battle it out on the gridiron, they will go head to head for the commitment of four-star LB/S Frankie Telfort.

The matchup that many college football fans have been clamoring for is USC against Florida, and while the two traditional powers won't battle it out on the gridiron, they will go head to head for the commitment of four-star LB/S Frankie Telfort.

Telfort, an ultra-athletic recruit from Gulliver Prep HS in Miami (FL), has narrowed down his college choices to USC and Florida.

"Florida has been recruiting me since the tenth grade," Telfort said. "I have seen them a couple of times and have visited their school around twelve or thirteen times, so I know what they have to offer.

"I also like USC, so they both are really balanced right now. I really have to talk to my parents to see what school I would choose."

Telfort will decide between arguably the two best coaches in the nation, Pete Carroll and Urban Meyer.

"They both are pretty similar. They both are down to earth and coach a good game," Telfort said of Carroll and Meyer. "They aren't predictable coaches, you can't predict what they are going to say or do. I like that about both coaches."

USC running back coach Todd McNair is handling the recruitment of Telfort and the two have grown close throughout the recruiting process.

"Me and Todd (McNair) are boys," Telfort said. "We really hit off. We talk nonstop, and our conversations are never dull. It's a good relationship."

While Tefort is familiar with Florida, he recently took an official visit to USC and felt right at home in Los Angeles.

"It was good," Telfort said of his visit. "It enlightened me to a lot of things and I got to see the campus in person. It was a good trip overall.

"It's a lot like Miami. The weather was beautiful and there was less humidity. It's a beautiful state."

On the visit, Telfort was able to see the USC program up close as they prepared to play Washington, a game in which the Trojans won 56-0.

"That was crazy man," Telfort said of the Trojans' preparation. "Everything was hype and it's a great routine that puts you in the mood to play. I could have suited up right then and there. It was a good experience."

This Saturday, Telfort will lead Gulliver Prep into the state championship game.

"Basically we have been crushing teams," Telfort said. "Our offense is pretty good and our defense is really seasoned. We have a lot of D-1 players on our team and we are really hitting our stride right now.

"I am trying to get a ring before I leave high school."

Once the season is over the four-star athlete will concentrate on recruiting.

The Trojans are recruiting Telfort as both a weak-side linebacker and safety.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you can reach Kevin Carden at kevin@scplaybook.com


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