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Florida State updates the Roster

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With spring practices fast approaching, Florida State has quietly updates its official roster to prepare for the 2017 season. All of the players have another year in the program under their belts and it seems like they have officially declared which players received a redshirt last season as well. While there are not many major changes and we won’t see weight changes until fall practice rolls around, there are a few interesting tidbits to pick up from this latest update.

First and foremost, Derwin James is officially listed as a redshirt sophomore. He suffered a knee injury two games into the 2016 season and was sidelines indefinitely. For a while, he was listed as a true junior but it seems like they got NCAA clearance for a medical redshirt. Not that it will matter, as many project the talented safety to jump to the NFL after this season.

Moving on, it seems that several players have been removed from the roster as well. Quarterback Malik Henry transferred from the program after last season and he is no longer on the roster. Ja’vonn “Pigg” Harrison, a junior wide receiver, is no longer on the roster as well.

The list of freshmen who redshirted last season has also been updated. That list includes offensive linemen Andrew Boselli, Baveon Johnson, Josh Ball, Mike Arnold and Jauan Williams, defensive end Janarius Robinson and defensive tackle Cedric Wood. A majority of the 2016 recruiting class played in some form or fashion as true freshmen.

Wide receiver George Campbell did indeed receive a redshirt last season after sitting out due to a core injury and he is classified as a redshirt sophomore.

Linebacker Sh’Mar Kilby-Lane also received a redshirt after sitting out last season due to academic ineligibility and he is classified as a redshirt sophomore as well.

It also seems as if Florida State was able to keep Nate Andrews on the roster for another season and he is classified as a redshirt senior. There was some question surrounding this move after the school announced it late last season as to how it would pertain to NCAA rules and regulations regarding eligibility, but it seems like Florida State was able to find a loophole to keep him eligible for another season.

Finally, the true freshmen early enrollees have been added to the roster as well. Florida State has seven early enrollees this year who will compete in spring practice, headlined by five-star running back Cam Akers who is listed at 5-11, 213-pounds. The others are four-star quarterback Bailey Hockman, 3-star tight end Tre’ McKitty, five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, three-star JUCO linebacker Adonis Thomas, four-star cornerback Stanford Samuels III and four-star safety Cyrus Fagan.

All player bios come from Seminoles.com.

Dakota Moyer
Florida State student and writer for NoleGameday.

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