FSU football has a huge need at running back going into 2020 and received some good news Saturday morning from Jashaun Corbin.
FSU football will go into its Sun Bowl game with zero scholarship running backs available next week.
They’ll return one scholarship running back for 2020 in Khalan Laborn, but that will change now that Texas A&M running back Jashaun Corbin committing to the Noles Saturday morning.
Some FSU fans might remember the name as Corbin was committed to FSU before Jimbo Fisher left to go to Texas A&M.
Corbin ultimately committed to A&M after Fisher took the job and enrolled there. Corbin, who’s originally from Florida has decided come back home.
— Jashaun Corbin (@Jashaun06) December 28, 2019
Welcome to the Tribe young man, glad to have you home! 🍢🍢🍢 pic.twitter.com/oEA6nbNcmt
— BoxCarRacer10 (@BoxRacer10) December 28, 2019
So glad to have you back !
— Chris Cunningham (@Chetdawg) December 28, 2019
Niiiiice 🤜🏻🤛🏼 pic.twitter.com/26PGNel3zT
— D-ReXPrimeTime (@DxTime21) December 28, 2019
Hell yeah! Welcome back!
Damned glad to have ya!
— ADX_Dad (@adx_dad) December 28, 2019
— Steve Smith (@steveshmitty) December 28, 2019
This is great news for the FSU football team as Corbin should be eligible to play immediately in 2020 after only appearing in two games for Texas A&M in 2019.
He’s a former four-star recruit who was the No. 8 all-purpose back in the nation coming out of high school.
Jashaun Corbin played in 12 games as true freshman with 61 carries for 346 yards and one touchdown. He also added 10 receptions for 85 yards in the passing game.
He did suffer a hamstring injury against Clemson this past year and was lost for the remainder of the season. Corbin was A&M’s featured running back at that point after playing behind an upperclassman as a true freshman.
It’s not clear where he is with the hamstring injury, but if healthy he could go into the 2020 season with a chance to play immediately depending what Khalan Laborn does.
Corbin gives the Noles a back that’s big enough to run between the tackles while also being a solid receiver out of the backfield. However, even more importantly, he adds experience as he has more career carries than Laborn.
FSU currently has one high school running back committed for the 2020 cycle and could take one more as Corbin has three years of eligibility left.