Sean Maguire, FSU commit, Trains with DeFranco
Seton Hall Prep quarterback Sean Maguire knew a long time ago that he wanted to go to Florida State. And on National Signing Day, he announced that decision. Making the jump from high school to college is never easy, but MaGuire’s training regimen should help.
“This has helped big time. I mean, I came in here probably 190 pounds and now I am 205 right now, a lot stronger. This workout has been crazy. Throwing with these guys- all these receivers and running backs has been a huge help adjusting to the speed so I think that’s going to be a huge advantage, just bringing the work ethic from here down there. I am leaving in a month-and-a-half. I will be ready,” Maguire told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports while training at DeFranco’s Gym in New Jersey.
The decision to train at DeFranco’s was an easy one for Maguire.
“He has been everything. I couldn’t even imagine. Me and my dad were looking around after the season about where I should start training and this is by far the best decision I have made the past four years, of high school. He knows everything and he has been a huge help,” he said.
Maguire will probably redshirt his freshman year before competing for the starting quarterback job for the Seminoles. He has already been compared to another famous Seminole who now plays quarterback in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings.
“That’s what everyone compares me to [Christian Ponder, former Florida State quarterback]. Right when I got off the plane, actually, the first time I got down there, everyone was like, ‘Oh, looking like Christian Ponder’, so I guess he was my size when he came in. I will be red-shirting my first year and hopefully compete for that starting job my second year,” he said.
A year off will be tough, but Maguire knows it is the right decision in the long run.
“It’s going to be huge. I have a whole year-and-a-half to memorize the playbook, get bigger, faster, stronger. Get adjusted to the whole new life down there, so I think red-shirting is going to be huge,” Maguire told Class Act Sports.