February 19, 2009 - by
Jones Signs Another Nationally Ranked Recruiting Class

Feb. 19, 2009




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University Head Men’s Golf Coach Trey
Jones has announced that Doug Letson and Michael Hebert have National
Letters of Intent to play golf and earn their academic degrees at Florida
State University. Letson is the No. 28 ranked junior golfer and Hebert is
ranked 11th according to Golfweek national rankings.

Florida State, the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion, continues
to stockpile talent as it continues to grow into one of the nation’s top
programs. The Seminoles have played in three consecutive NCAA Regional
Championships and were ranked 11th nationally at the end of the 2007-08
season.

“I am excited to welcome two talented golfers and students who epitomize
what we are looking for in our team members,” said Jones. “Doug and Michael
have shown that they have the talent and desire to help us win
championships. I expect both players to excel in the classroom and on the
golf course.”

Letson was the runner-up at the Florida State Junior tournament in 2008 and
finished the summer of 2008 with a stroke average of 71.7. He won the 2008
FJT Lemon Bay and Sam Parks Invitational tournaments as a junior at Plant
High School in Tampa, Fla.

Letson was the individual medalist in the Class 2A District 10 tournament
after finishing as the runner-up in both 2006 and 2007. He has led Plant
high School to the State tournament twice and chose Florida State over UCF
and USF. During his impressive high school career he has maintained a 5.16
GPA.

“Doug has great feel for the game and knows how to get the ball in the
hole,” said assistant coach Chris Malloy. “When he walks off the course you
know he has given you his best effort. He has a great desire to win and his
strengths are his touch and feel around the greens. He is also an extremely
talented student”.

Hebert was the winner of the 2008 FJT at Southwood Country Club in
Tallahassee, the 2008 Qdoba Invitational, the FCWT at Orange Lake and the
2008 Innisbrook Easter Classic. In 2007 he won the title at the Florida
State Junior Championship.

Hebert placed in the Top 10 at the Saint Augustine Amateur as well as
qualifying for and finishing seventh in the 2008 US Open Sectional. In 2006
he was the Florida Junior Tour Points Champion. He is currently a senior a
Circle Christian School in Orlando, Fla.

“Michael has shown that he has the ability to step in and play next fall,”
said Jones. “Michael drives the ball well and this will be very beneficial
when you look at where our national championships are being held. Michael
has proven he can play beyond junior golf with his top 10 at the St.
Augustine Amateur and he was one round away from competing in the US Open
last summer, Michael has solid swing fundamentals, plays difficult courses
well and I look for Michael to come in next fall ready to play.”

Herbert and Letson join an already outstanding Seminole roster that
includes US Amateur finalist Drew Kittleson, Seath Lauer, Cameron Knight,
Wesley Graham and Brooks Koepka. The Seminoles will play host to the annual
Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Tallahassee, March
8-10.

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