Evan Bellamy was one of the standouts at the recent Down and Dirty camp. Here are some video clips…
Noles Land Commitment No. 5
Today, the Seminoles picked up their fifth verbal commitment of the class of 2006 by landing an offensive lineman from South Florida.
Evan Bellamy a 6-foot-4 and 309 pound offensive tackle from Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep, called Coach Kevin Steele today with some good news.
"I chose them because I felt it was a real good fit," he said. "They have a great program and their academics are real good."
Bellamy credited two Seminole coaches that have been recruiting him on choosing Florida State.
"Coach McHale is a great guy," he said. "I had a chance to meet him up at the camp and he is the type of coach any player would like to play for. He told me to come to FSU and be part of a great line that they will sign this year. Coach Steele is a great coach and has done very well while at FSU. When I went up to the camp Coach Steele made me feel real comfortable. He wanted me to come to FSU and that was good enough for me. He along with coach McHale is a big reason why I chose FSU."
How do your parents feel about the decision?
"My mom at first wanted to know more about the school," he said. "She wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. Once she knew more about the school and how I felt about FSU she told me to go there. My father was very happy with the decision as well."
"Evan is very athletic and he has a lot of intensity," Gulliver Prep Coach Ron Butler said. "He's a leader that is very coachable."
"Evan was very excited at the Florida State camp," Butler said. "Coach McHale came up and said he was looking forward to coaching him in college which impressed us. He likes Evan's athletic ability."
Bellamy has also caught the eye of Larry Blustein of Florida Kids.US.
"Evan is one of those athletes that has flown way below the radar screen," Blustein said. "We first saw him last summer during the Florida International University Air Strike competition, and he was truly someone to keep an eye on. He has great feet, improving strength and a tremendous attitude to play this game. I have to believe that he will only get better."
Former Gulliver Prep Head Coach Dirk Moran also has high praise for his former player.
"He is by far one of our more physical kids," Moran said. "He is big, strong and powerful. I would say half way through his sophomore season something clicked and Bellamy became a good player. If he continues to work hard, Evan will be a highly recruited prospect. Here is a kid that is a great athlete, he placed in the discus and shot put in track."
He is an excellent student who is on track to qualify academically.
Bellamy will visit the Seminoles for the UM game on September 5th.
"Watching the UM/FSU game will be great," he said. "I can't wait to hear the warchant and listen the all those fans cheering for FSU. It will be very exciting to me. I had the chance to check out the facilities and walk through the stadium. It was a great feeling. I can't imagine what it will be like when the stadium is full.
One of Bellamy teammates Patrick Robinson is also getting recruited by FSU will Bellamy try and get him to go with him to college.
"I will try my hardest to get Patrick to FSU," he said. "He grew up an FSU fan and they are recruiting him hard. They would like for him to go ahead and commit as well."
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