McAllister Wants To Be FSU’s Anchor

Seminoles_Demonte_McAllister_2013Florida State defensive tackle Demonte McAllister just smiles when he is double-teamed. It’s a sign of respect.

And a challenge.

“I like taking on double teams because that really tells you where you are,” the former Alonso High standout said. “When that guard comes down on you and the tackle hits you in the hip, you sling that guard off of you and go after the offensive tackle. If I was 270-275 (pounds), they probably would have washed me out.

“But now (that) I’m 295, almost 300, pounds they don’t stand a chance when I get my hands right and play the right technique.”

McAllister was a dominating pass rusher at Alonso, recording 30 sacks in his final two seasons. A four-star defensive end, McAllister could rely on his size and quickness to frustrate offensive linemen.

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