Droogsma was never going anywhere else.
“The group that we’ve signed, is not a giant group,” Harnden said. “It’s all quality. You get two football players who come in and immediately help the program. Levonte is an instant impact and certainly Jalen can help us big-time. “Michael Cherry is just special. He ran the fourth-fastest time (in high school history) in the indoor 500 last week. For a 6-foot-4 guy on a flat track, that’s just special.”
Special was an oft-used word by Harnden, describing the group.
“I’ve never seen a guy more excited about Florida State than Austin Droogsma,” Harnden said. “The kid is just over the moon. ...
Droogsma, whose father Mike was the Metro Conference runner-up in the discus for the `Noles in 1984, is the state’s top-ranked discus and shot put thrower. The senior at Gulf Breeze High School wanted so badly to become a Seminole that he rebuked a handful of major college football offers to sign Wednesday.”