Yesterday’s Florida State fundraiser for Fancomi Anemia went down as a success. The team raised over 2,700 dollars to help fight Fancomi Anemia, nobody got hurt and fans were treated to a rare glimpse of their favorite team in mid-July.
But the day wasn’t without at least one piece of surprising news, new arrival Travis Rudolph — a five-star WR from West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman — was not able to participate because his foot was in a boot.
Afterward, head coach Jimbo Fisher elaborated a little, telling reporters that Rudolph had surgery on a bone in his foot, the result of an old high school injury. Rudolph had tried to play with it, but the coaching staff noticed it was bothering him and opted to deal with it before the start of the season.
“He should be ready by the end of the month, and should be good to go,” Fisher added. “He shouldn’t miss anything.”
With Jesus “Bobo” Wilson suspended indefinitely after an incident involving the alleged theft of a scooter, Rudolph looks to be in good shape to push for playing time when Fall camp starts.
Florida State has to replace both Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw, both of whom will be playing on Sundays this Fall. While Rashad Greene and Nick O’Leary return, the Seminoles will need someone to step in to fill the void (Benjamin and Shaw combined for 1,942 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns last year).
Jared “Scooter” Haggins appears to have the inside track on one of those spots. The senior WR missed all of last season, but had a good Spring and has added some muscle to his frame. Senior Christian Green could also push for playing time too, but a talented class of incoming freshman, along with 6-4 sophomore Isaiah Jones, are also likely to challenge for significant playing time as well.
Provided there are no setbacks between now and August, Rudolph should be right in the middle of that mix.
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