FSU football had nearly 40 percent of its players from the 2018 class to play meaningful snaps last year. I look at five players that could shine in 2019.
The FSU football recruiting class from 2018 finished No. 11 in the nation. It was considered a win for Willie Taggart after salvaging the mess made by the previous staff.
From the looks of it, the class could outperform its ranking if some players keep developing and find the field this season.
The crazy thing is there were at least six blue chip players that redshirted despite nearly 40 percent of the class seeing meaningful snaps.
I’ve highlighted how recruiting rankings have been fool’s gold for FSU under the old regime. An astounding 53 percent of the blue chip players signed from 2015-17 never contributed on the field.
FSU is in a good position for multiple players to step up in 2019. Just because a player redshirted their freshman year doesn’t mean they can’t become impact players quickly.
All you have to do is look at Tamorrion Terry and Cory Durden. Both were rated as three-star players when they signed and were redshirted in 2017.
Both had significant seasons in 2018 and are poised to have even bigger roles in the coming year. I want to focus on those players from the 2018 class that could shine in 2019.