November 23, 2008

2010 Florida TE favors Gators, Eagles

Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace has been home to a lot of top high school football talent over the years and that doesn't look like it will change any time soon. One of the region's top juniors has been sidelined for the entire season, but his injury didn't discourage the Boston College staff from offering him a scholarship.

It has been difficult for tight end Charles Fashaw to watch his teammates in action while he is unable to get out on the field and help them. He has kept a positive attitude and is confident things will work out for him.

Fashaw went down with his injury in late August, before the start of the season, and Boston College offered him on September 17. That may be a good indication of how highly the coaches think of him.

"We're in the playoffs right now. The first round is Friday but I've been out with a little fracture in my leg. That happened the week before the season started.

"It's been extremely hard. I was blocking on a running play and I blocked one of our linebackers. I fell on my leg and somebody else dived onto it and it just snapped.

"I've been going to practices, rehabbing and stuff. I'm running in sand, doing lunges and squat jumps. I do my daily stuff on the bike, stretching and a lot of stuff like that. I should be 100-percent by December 5.

"I was in a cast and they had a rod put into my leg with two screws, so I don't need it. I'm just now getting back to normal. When I start playing again I'll be 100-percent. I shouldn't be limited."

Not surprisingly, the injury has slowed the recruiting process a bit for Fashaw. While he may have otherwise held several offers by now, BC is the only school to have extended a scholarship thus far.

"I actually talked to Coach Lane from LSU a week ago and Coach Hill from Miami about two months ago," he said. "That's been it, basically. Boston College offered on September 17.

"That meant a lot, that they offered. I like their program. I've seen them play a couple of times. I saw their game against Florida State. I think they're an up-and-coming program in the ACC. They're definitely near the top."

Fashaw attended Miami's game against North Carolina earlier in the season.

He went on to tell that his two favorites are Florida and Boston College, followed by LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama.

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