Name: Freddie Stevenson
Weight: 230 lbs
Twitter Handle: @HumblyBlessed_4
2012 Season Stats: He was, you know, in high school. No college stats.
Prognostication: Freddie Stevenson was a highly sought after recruit coming out of high school. Luckily for the Florida State Seminoles, Stevens is from Bartow, Fla. and decided to keep his talents relatively close to home. He is going to be competing for a starting job as a freshman. Stevenson enrolled into classes early enough that he was able to participate in spring practices. He has also been reported has being very strong in the classroom — which means there shouldn’t be any transitional issues as far as academic eligibility goes.
Strengths: I really dislike assuming what a player’s strengths are going to be based off of his high school career. It is like comparing apples to Star Wars — the two don’t really match-up or have a way to be properly compared. Sure, Stevenson was a tremendously productive high school player — who was a highly rated prospect — but that means nearly nothing when evaluating his game to the college ranks. Okay, enough stalling. Freddie Stevenson is reportedly great against the run. I don’t know what else you want me to tell you other than the time he jogged really fast up his high school hallway.
Weaknesses: See above. As much as I don’t like assuming a freshman’s strengths, I feel the same way about his weaknesses. In basketball it is much easier to project such things as many of the guys end up playing other future college players because of AAU tournaments. In football, however, the lack of college-level talent in high school makes it just so hard to evaluate without seeing him in some college games. Luckily for Florida State fans, Stevenson went to Bartow High — so he played against some better competition than say someone who went to the Club State Pool Cleaners.
Editors Note: We will update his strengths and weaknesses after a few collegiate football games.
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