Florida State Seminoles: Tarean Folston

Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

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Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster

Notre Dame is 4-star Folston's new home 

January, 2, 2013
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- ESPN 150 athlete Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) has committed to Notre Dame. The 5-foot-9, 192-pound chose Notre Dame over Florida State and Oregon.

Tarean Folston
Miller Safrit/ESPN.comATH Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) runs bigger than his size would indicate and has good vision and patience, scouts say.
Folston, the nation’s No. 9 athlete, announced his decision today after Under Armour All-America Game practice at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. The four-star prospect said the Fighting Irish fan base was a big reason he chose Notre Dame.

“I went on a visit there and when I went there I just felt like I could do this for four years,” Folston said. “The coaches were great, the players were great. There was a lot of energy around there, and there is a lot of people wanting to get the same goal to get to the BCS championship. They are on their way now. We are going to pull this thing out.”

#UAGame practice: Day 2 notebook 

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There were several standouts at Tuesday's Day 2 practice for the Under Armour All-America Game (5 p.m. ET Friday, ESPN). Two players -- one for Team Nitro, the other for Team Highlight -- said they are closing in on their college decisions and will make their announcements Friday. Meanwhile, the nation's No. 1 player left the field at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports with an injury.

Folston closing in on decision

Four-star athlete Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) is set to make his college decision Friday. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound ESPN 150 will chose between Notre Dame, Florida State and Oregon.

Folston has been a standout defensive back during the first two days of practice, but he's being recruited by all three of his final schools to play running back.

He said he likes the familiar feeling he gets from Notre Dame and Oregon.

"It's just a home feeling, the fans around there are great fans. The community is all involved in football. It's just a nice town and a home feeling environment. With Oregon, it's pretty much the same as Notre Dame. They are two different schools but I call it 'the village,' just everybody in that place comes together and helps support the team."

Florida State is the only school Folston is considering from his home state, but he insists distance won't be a factor in his decision.


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Tarean Folston gets visits from FSU, ND 

December, 5, 2012
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ESPN 150 athlete Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) is working to set up an official visit to Florida State, according to head coach John Wilkinson.

The 79th-rated prospect in the nation has already taken official visits to Notre Dame and Oregon.

“Coach [Lawrence] Dawsey came through the school to visit Tarean yesterday and things went real well,” Wilkinson said. “I know he is going to take a visit there but they are just trying to finalize a date.”

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ATH Tarean Folston lives the dream 

August, 27, 2012
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It was a special Saturday for ESPN 150 athlete Tarean Folston (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) as the 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior led Cocoa to a 25-7 victory over Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage on ESPN.

Folston rushed for 131 yards on 15 carries and scored twice in the second quarter, easily outperforming fellow ESPN 150 prospect Greg Bryant (24 carries, 111 yards). Folston's first score, a 21-yard touchdown reception gave Cocoa a 10-0 lead and set the table for things to come.

"When I caught that pass it was like I was floating on air," Folston said. "Catching a touchdown in front of our fans on ESPN, it can't get better than that."

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ESPN 150's Artie Burns takes to Stoops 

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Defensive back Artie Burns (Miami/Northwestern) was part of a large contingent of Northwestern players at the June session of Jimbo Fisher’s Football Camp. The ESPN 150 prospect worked exclusively with Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.


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