“Freshman, y’all boys keep your heads up. Everybody had their own path to success when it comes to the field. You just do what you can do to make the best one for yourself don’t worry about nobody else’s route💯.” – Marvin Wilson
I come from a different era. I fully expected to redshirt my freshman year, 2002, but ended up traveling every game and playing against Miami in my first game. Most freshman did during that time and the mindset was simply work hard and wait your turn or fight to beat the other man out.
Don’t get me wrong, it was ultra-competitive, but there was no shame in limited minutes at a big program in years one and two.
Things are different today. Not bad, just different.
These younger players are more developed physically and probably have a better understanding of the game than we did; they’ve also got more pressure from fans, family and internally that they can try to subvert the process by thinking they must play before their ready.
Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.
This 2018 class is no different. It’s full of difference makers up and down, but the reality is that not all will make a significant impacts this season. There are a few who I believe FSU fans will hear big things from this year and years to come. The ones I feel are most ready to play right now based on camp reports are:
RB Anthony Grant
WR Treshaun Harrison
WR Keyshawn Helton
All these players have been explosive and shown the ability to be able to contribute in the system.
All the incoming skill players are blessed to not have to carry the mantle of being “The Man” day one as you’ve got a loaded backfield along with playmakers in Tamorrion Terry, Nyqwan Murray, D.J. Matthews and reports that Keith Gavin has come along nicely.
That being said, one cannot discount what FSU wide recievers’ coach David Kelly has said about his young guys. Especially Helton, who has given some of the better DBs fits during camp.
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