RB RODNEY HILL
While Florida State did not have the most prolific rushing attack as it did in the 2022 season, the Seminoles were still able to have 2,102 yards and 32 touchdowns on the ground this past campaign. The Seminoles were led by redshirt junior Trey Benson who had 156 carries for 905 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Benson then declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. This ultimately left a void in the running back rotation due to CJ Campbell Jr. deciding to transfer out as well. Fans thought that players such as Caziah Holmes, Lawrence Toafili, Rodney Hill, and maybe even young Kameron Davis could make a collective effort in terms of production.
Shockingly, Hill decided to enter the transfer portal. Unfortunately, that is the nature of the college football landscape. The redshirt freshman was a valuable asset to the room where he had 50 carries for 190 yards and 1 touchdown. The Georgia native consistently ran the football with intensity and power.
He originally found a home with Florida A&M, but when head football coach Willie Simmons decided to take an assistant coach position with Duke, Hill de-committed from the Rattlers. He then found a home as a preferred walk-on option with the arch-rival Miami Hurricanes.
While I do like the pickup of Alabama's Roydell Williams and I believe that the running back position is interchangeable, Hill was a talented piece that the Seminoles could have utilized in 2024.