Deontae Florence: 'I'm Ready To Get To Work'

Deontae Florence: 'I'm Ready To Get To Work'

College of the Desert CB Deontae Florence (Tampa, FL) verbally committed to Boise State just a couple days ago & will be a late addition to the 2012 class. The talented CB will arrive in Boise next month & says he's "ready to get to work." So, what does Florence bring to Boise State? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

College of the Desert CB Deontae Florence (Tampa, FL) verbally committed to Boise State just a couple days ago and will be a late addition to the 2012 class. The talented CB will arrive in Boise next month and says he's "ready to get to work." So, what does Florence bring to Boise State?

"I'm ready to get to work," he said. "Fans can expect me to put myself in a position to compete and to help the program as much as I can," he added.

"I got to sit down with Coach Lake on my official," he stated. "He showed me the different techniques and how they plan on playing. Coach Petersen explained to me the character of the team, how they have a good face on campus, in the community, and are #2 in academics."

"I feel that I'll learn a lot from Coach Lake," said Florence. "I'll have three years to learn under him. This will give me a good opportunity to become a student of the game and I feel he'll be a good mentor for me."

Florence will be ready and fully prepared once fall camp rolls around as he'll have a full summer to focus on football and learn the system.

"I'll be on campus June 1st. I don't have to sign anything...just show up," he said. "I could've gone home for a few weeks and then come back, but I'm ready to get to work now. I'm going to put in a lot of work over the summer and learn the system."

"I'm just ready to get better," he said. "That's why I'm coming earlier," he added.

Florence (5'10, 175, 4.43) attended HS in the Tampa, FL area, but made his way out to California so he could pursue his dream of playing D-1 football. It's safe to say that he has achieved that goal.

"Coming out here from Florida was a challenge," he said. "I've got good parents that supported me and knew this was my dream. My mentor has also guided me through this whole thing. They all knew this is what I wanted."

"I want to get bigger, stronger, faster over the summer," he said. "Learning the system will be my main focus. My DBs Coach in HS told me to be a student of the game and that's what I plan to do. I'm going to work hard and try to be the best I can be."

"Academically, I'm a full qualifier," he said. "I'll have three to play three," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Deontae Florence.



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