Coach Andrews Feels Freshman Can Get on the Field

Coach Andrews Feels Freshman Can Get on the Field

One of Florida State's biggest concerns going into the spring is experience at the strong-safety position. The only player with live snaps at that position is senior Kyler Hall. However, the Seminoles have a hard-hitting redshirt freshman from Adamsville (AL) Minor that's looking to make his move this spring.

Dee McClure, who checks in at 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, was known for his bone-crushing tackles in the Alabama prep ranks.  This spring he will get a hard look from Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews.
 
"He'll have a chance to get on the field early," defensive back coach Mickey Andrews said.  "The big thing is that we don't know a whole lot about the freshman this year because they all redshirted.  He's a player with talent that can tackle.  He's a contact player that catches on to the scheme well."
 
His former high school coach touts McClure's strength as his work-ethic.
 
"He's got a lot of potential," Adamsville (AL) Minor Head Coach Tony Lunsford said. "He's not a diamond in the rough because he's already a diamond. He's a great kid and he'll do whatever it takes."
 
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews feels McClure has it in him to contribute early.
 
"I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him play a lot this fall," Andrews said.

As a senior in high school he recorded 49 tackles, one INT and three forced fumbles. The Alabama standout also returned three punts for scores and he had one blocked field goal. On offense, he rushed for 265 yards on 12 carries and had three touchdowns.

As a junior at the Auburn Nike Camp, McClure ran a 4.54 40-yard dash time and he benched 185 pounds 23 times. He also ran a 4.44 shuttle with a 30.7 vertical leap.

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