FSU football received great news Tuesday when running back Jashaun Corbin announced he received a waiver to play in 2020.
FSU football was going into the 2020 season with little experience at the running back position. They had Khalan Laborn returning with 63 career carries and 297 rushing yards, though he played behind Cam Akers most of last season.
Anthony Grant will return after missing all of last season, but he only has five career carries that came in his true freshmen season.
That leaves Texas A&M transfer running back Jashaun Corbin as the most experienced back on the roster. Corbin transferred to FSU football after two seasons and has 96 career rushes for 483 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 16 receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown while contributing on special teams as a kickoff returner.
Corbin was seeking an NCAA waiver to play immediately after transferring from Texas A&M after only appearing in two games last season due to injury.
Corbin announced he received the waiver Tuesday and FSU football fans rejoiced.
All glory to God man, I was granted immediate eligibility to play this year! Can’t wait to be back on the field 🙏🏾 #GoNoles
— Jashaun Corbin (@Jashaun06) March 24, 2020
Awesome. Let’s hope we have a season!
— J (@JPNole73) March 24, 2020
Good news! Can’t wait to see you tear it up on the field! Go Noles! 👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/wyNGr59DPu
— Jeremy Saling (@JeremySaling) March 24, 2020
Sweeeet! Go Noles🍢
— Jen Morgan (@AlbaUnda) March 24, 2020
— NoleEst.’93 (@nolesest93) March 24, 2020
This is excellent news ! Congrats !
— Chris Cunningham (@Chetdawg) March 24, 2020
— Carlos Locklyn (Coach Lock) (@Locklyn33) March 24, 2020
— Ankur (@Ankup_1994) March 24, 2020
This is huge news for FSU football as they will add a player with power-five college experience who can be a quality running back at the power-five level.
The experience he has is limited to mostly his freshman season, but he did see action against the likes of Clemson, Auburn, Ole Miss, NC State, South Carolina, Mississippi State, and Kentucky.
He adds depth and can be used in a variety of ways in the running and passing game. Most importantly, it adds insurance should FSU lose a running back between now and the beginning of the season for whatever reason.
I hope you’re all doing well during these difficult times, and it’s great to find something positive to write about!