FSU football: 5 blue-chip players from 2017 that need to shine in 2020

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Khalan Laborn

Khalan Laborn checked in at No. 5 on this list because of all the blue-chip players left he’s the least experienced due to playing behind Cam Akers and injuries.

Laborn was considered a five-star recruit in 2017. He was the No. 29 ranked player overall and the No. 1 ranked all-purpose back in the class.

The Noles have only signed one running back (Anthony Grant) since the 2017 signing class that featured Cam Akers, Laborn and Zaquandre White.

Laborn is the lone remaining running back from the class on the team. He redshirted in 2017 and missed almost all of 2018 with a terrible leg injury suffered on a kickoff return in the second game of the season.

The 2019 season saw him in backup duty behind Cam Akers, getting just 63 carries for 297 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. He chipped in the receiving department with 10 receptions for 66 yards.

He’s the most experienced running back returning in 2020 but has had a some issues off the field that have kept him on the sidelines too. The Sun Bowl game was a prime example of him not being able to play because of off the field issues.

It’s a money year for him, as he’s nearly two years removed from the injury, so he needs to step up in 2020 and finally live up to the five-star ranking he had coming out of high school.

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