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Khalan Laborn wasn’t a fan of redshirting in 2017

When you have a stable fully loaded with talent, someone is bound to not get the amount of playing time they expect or want. Whether or not that’s a ‘good’ problem to have, Florida State’s running back corps dealt with the issue last season.

The Seminoles already had Jacques Patrick, Amir Rasul, and Jonathan Vickers on the depth chart when they brought in an extremely talented 2017 class. Five-star prospects Cam Akers and Khalan Laborn along with one of the best running backs in Florida, four-star Zaquandre White, were expected to instantly be among the contenders vying to replace Dalvin Cook. There was also Deonte Sheffield, who decided to sign with his dream school and blue shirt.

Since then, Vickers has moved to tight end and Sheffield to wide receiver. As of the start of fall practice earlier this week, White was practicing the defense, possibly signaling another position change from the running backs unit. White was still at running back in the spring but the emergence of Laborn might’ve made him reconsider his position.

After being arguably the Seminoles most play-making back in the spring, Laborn is primed to enter the rotation in 2018. A three-headed monster of Akers, Patrick, and Laborn could be almost unstoppable. When one elite talent gets tired, another gets tossed at you to continue the beating. Regardless, the Virginia native seems ready to go take what he wants.

Laborn wasn’t happy about redshirting in 2017. He was asked at a press conference about it and if it had any benefit on him, Laborn simply replied, “not at all.”

The redshirt freshman went on to talk about the coaching staff last year and how happy he is with Willie Taggart at the head of the program. Watch the clip below.


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