March 11, 2013
Seminoles.com Managing Editor
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Freddie Stevenson was one of five linebacker signees in the 2013 class but is the only one of the handful of new ‘Noles at that position that will benefit from a head start.
A January early enrollee at Florida State, Stevenson just capped off his first set of Fourth Quarter Drills last week and will begin his first spring practice as a collegiate player when the Seminoles return to action March 20.
Stevenson’s early addition to FSU’s linebacker corps was critical. Without Nick Moody and Vince Williams, the Seminoles enter spring practices with just seven linebackers on scholarship (including Stevenson), so the Bartow, Fla. will be asked to contribute immediately.
At 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, Stevenson also has the size to step up and build off his reputation as a strong run-stopper in high school.
“We watched him in drills the other day and boy, he’s going to be a good player,” Fisher said in February.
Stevenson gave a verbal pledge to FSU on July 4, 2012 and stayed steadfast in the decision. He’ll wear No. 4 for the Seminoles.
His primary recruiter for the ‘Noles was defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins, who also attended Bartow High School.
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