FSU football: Fans react to Khalan Laborn possibly exiting the program

A recent report says FSU football could be losing a talented player from its roster. Former five-star Khalan Laborn could be exiting the program.

A report from Chris Nee of Noles 247 says former five-star running back Khalan Laborn is expected to be removed from the program.

Laborn would have been FSU’s most experienced running back going into the 2020 season. He had been sidelined with injuries and off-the-field issues in his three years with the program.

However, the 2019 season saw him appear in 10 games, amassing 63 carries for 297 yards and four touchdowns. He also contributed 10 receptions for 66 yards in the passing game.

Laborn was a part of a trio of highly-rated running backs in Jimbo Fisher’s final recruiting class in 2017. He infamously committed to the Noles after stepping out of a Lamborghini and waving a huge FSU flag.

Fan Reaction

Thoughts

The former No. 1 all-purpose back in his recruiting class, Laborn could never put it all together during his time at FSU. He’s insanely talented, but if it wasn’t injuries, it was off-the-field issues that held him back.

Mike Norvell and staff knew the running back position needed more depth after Cam Akers entered the NFL Draft and became a second-round pick. They’ve addressed the position by adding Texas A&M transfer Jashuan Corbin, JUCO running back La’Damian Webb, and four-star true freshman Lawrance Toafili into the fold.

They’ll use slot receivers like four-star true freshman Ja’Khi Douglas and three-star speedster, Corey Wren, out of the backfield as well. The Noles also have some talented walk-on players that played in the Sun Bowl to help with depth.

I was hopeful Laborn would be healthy and put it all together to have a great season at FSU in 2020, where he could have been eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft. However, I always expected Jashaun Corbin to be the guy to carry the load and why he was listed in our 10 most-important player’s list a few days ago.

Good luck to Khalan Laborn ,and hopefully, he can put it together somewhere. He’s the second running back in the past month or so to exit the program along with Anthony Grant.