From the time he very first stepped foot on campus, James Blackman has been described as a organic chief.
Now, for perhaps the very first time in his Florida Point out job, the redshirt sophomore has the possibility to seriously spread his wings.
With veteran quarterback Deondre Francois dismissed from the team and the Seminoles coping with a very slender depth chart at the place, teammates say Blackman has raised his activity to an even greater degree.
They have seen it now in informal passing sessions and for the duration of the Seminoles’ winter conditioning program, “The Chase.”
“I consider it in fact created him do the job a very little bit more difficult, mainly because he knows a large amount of folks are depending on him,” sophomore cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. said of Blackman. “And he needs to prove a large amount of folks wrong that doubted him.”
“He is a chief — bringing that vitality each individual day,” added sophomore Jaiden Lars-Woodbey. “And I like it. We need someone in the program who’s generally heading to deliver the juice each individual day, and that is him.”
Blackman began 12 game titles as a true freshman in 2017 when Francois sustained a year-ending injuries, but he only saw motion in four game titles this earlier year. As a freshman, Blackman passed for 2,230 yards and 19 touchdowns. In limited duty previous tumble, he passed for 510 yards and 5 scores.