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George Campbell: A Potential X-Factor

Injuries and inconsistencies have derailed George Campbell’s first two years at Florida State. There was a lot of hype surrounding his arrival in Tallahassee, and FSU faithful were hoping he could contribute early. That has not been the case unfortunately. Now entering his third year, Campbell has a chance to have a major impact on this Florida State offense. With FSU expected to enter fall camp with only seven scholarship wide receivers (two of them being true freshman), Campbell will likely see the field early and often. This is the part where I remind you that Campbell is a 6’4 athletic freak with impeccable speed:

This was from the 2015 spring game, where Florida State had about two healthy defensive backs. Still, Campbell  showed  flashes of brilliance like this throughout his high school career. There is no reason he can’t do the same at the college level. Campbell presents a mismatch just from his height alone, and his speed just adds another element. Another great thing about 11 is he can play on the outside or in the slot. A slot receiver who stands at 6’4 can be absolutely lethal.  Moreover, when he has the ball in his hands, good things happen. Just look what Campbell was able to do in high school at full health:

The potential is there for Campbell to break out. He has elite size, speed, and elusiveness to go along with a great catch radius. With a thin FSU wide receiver core, Campbell should get plenty of play time and targets. He may not contribute right away against Bama, but he should at least see the field. The Miami game in week three will be an important and telling game for Campbell. His stats may not be All-American worthy next year, but Campbell is in a great position to have a huge impact on the FSU offense. Only time will tell if 11 can finally start contributing for the ‘Noles.

Ben Brewton

Writer at Nole Gameday covering football and basketball. FSU alum. Follow me on twitter (@Ben_Brewton) and we can talk sports. On the 8th day, God created college football.



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