Mississippi offensive lineman Ethan Frith talks to Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett during camp at FSU on Friday. Frith committed to FSU after the camp. (PHOTO COURTESY ETHAN FRITH / June 14, 2013)
“I felt good about it. … felt like I did pretty good and I’m glad I committed,” said the Summit (Miss.) North Pike rising senior, who received a scholarship offer from FSU in March. “I didn’t really plan on committing while I was there but I guess it was just gut feeling.”
The commitment from the 6-foot-7, 292-pound offensive tackle sure made for a nice way to end the camp week for FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, who worked campers hard over the past three days.
“He was super excited and really glad,” Frith said of Trickett. “He said he’s just really happy to have me commit. He likes me because I’m coachable, I’m tough and I’m quick and big.
“I did pretty good on one on ones today. I think I got beat once.”
He was so sold on his visit that not only did he commit, Frith also said that’s it for his recruiting process.
“I feel relieved to be committed and I’m not gonna visit any more schools or anything,” he said. “I’m going to Florida State.”
Frith is ranked as the No. 16 overall player in Mississippi by 247Sports.com, is also ranked as the No. 47 offensive tackle in the country by the recruiting web site.
He was able to learn firsthand what he’ll be experiencing from Trickett as his coach when he arrives in 2014. Trickett gets right down in the trenches and lets his offensive linemen know he means business when it’s time to work.
“I love it … I’m good under pressure and I can learn a lot from him,” Frith said. “It makes me better … the tougher he is the better I get. I kind of expected it a little bit, but I didn’t expect him to be that intense … but it’s OK. I liked it.”
Frith, who said he carries a 3.2 GPA and score a 19 on the ACT, will not be graduating early. He also competes in powerlifting at his school, as well as throws the discus and shot put on the track team. His powerlifting numbers are: 500 pounds on the dead lift, 320 pounds on the bench press and 475 pounds on squats.
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