TE Kyle Morlock
This is a newer player that I have never put on my impact player list before. However, he needs to be mentioned. Redshirt junior tight end Kyle Morlock arrived this offseason from D-II Shorter University. Most fans did not know what to expect. The Seminoles had already brought in tight end Jaheim Bell from South Carolina, which was considered a dynamic weapon for the offense.
Most individuals understood the importance of the tight end position in head football coach Mike Norvell’s offensive scheme where he utilizes them all over the field. Many fans were concerned about the lack of production from the slot wide receiver position and prioritizing the middle of the field when throwing the football.
With Winston Wright Jr. transferring out of the program as well as Ja’Khi Douglas and Destyn Hill dealing with their own set of injuries, the coaching staff had to find ways to be successful with being legitimate threats with downfield passing opportunities that do not involve Keon Coleman or Johnny Wilson.
Morlock has been a solid option for the Seminoles’ offense this season where he has recorded 13 catches for 156 yards. Quarterback Jordan Travis made one of his more impressive throws of the season last week against Wake Forest where he found the talented tight end over the middle of the field for a 32-yard gain to set up the offense in the red zone.
I expect his role to continue to expand as the season progresses.