July 3, 2008

Reliford talks about future at FSU

Most Florida State fans were more than satisfied when the Seminoles landed another top-10 signing class this past February. What they didn't know then was that FSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher wasn't quite done there.

Four months after National Signing Day, Fisher landed a talented player at a critical area of need in tight end Bo Reliford. The former Fort Lauderdale-Dillard star was recruited by several national powers, such as Miami, LSU, Alabama and Auburn, but he wasn't ranked high by many recruiting services because there were questions about his academic standing.

When Reliford got his academics in order later this spring, the college recruiters came back in droves. And in early June, Reliford signed with the Seminoles.

On Thursday, before he joined his fellow freshman teammates for informal 7-on-7 passing drills, Reliford spoke with the Osceola's Ira Schoffel about his decision to attend FSU, his opportunities for early playing time, and the possibility of playing two sports at FSU.

Reliford not only was a football standout at Dillard, but he was named MVP of the Class 5A state tournament in basketball. He scored a combined 42 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in the state semifinals and finals.

Here is a transcript of that conversation:

Q: So when did you get to Tallahassee?

A: About three weeks ago.

Q: How are things going so far?

A: It's going pretty good so far. I like it - getting used to the workouts.

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