FSU soccer is in have to have of clarity when it arrives to the quarterback location, and finding their hottest transfer eligible immediately has develop into career number 1.
For the very last week due to the fact the signing day for February came and went, the concentrate on the FSU soccer workforce has not been the large quantity of secondary or offensive line expertise that was brought in for these positions of have to have – nope, it has been on the simple fact that for the 2nd straight class, the Seminoles did not signal a quarterback recruit.
In 2018, it wasn’t that significant of a deal mainly because the Noles experienced both Deondre Francois and James Blackman on the roster and factors were being fine. Now, with Francois absent adhering to his horrible audio recorded threats towards a former girlfriend, it is virtually just Blackman as the only scholarship quarterback eligible for the future time.
As the de facto starter appropriate now, Blackman would have the prayers of the complete FSU soccer nation in hopes that he stays upright most of the time and doesn’t get damage – mainly because, as of this position, stroll-on Nolan McDonald would be the 1 getting around the snaps in that situation.
All that could adjust in the coming weeks (hopefully) if the NCAA approves the wavier from Jordan Travis to perform immediately receives approved. Travis, who transferred following his freshman time at Louisville, at the moment simply cannot appear shut to thinking about suiting up this time for every transfer procedures.
Even so, in current times the NCAA confirmed a minimal bit additional leniency on this difficulty with the final decision to approve the immediate eligibility of Justin Fields following his transfer from Georgia to Ohio Point out (h/t NBC Sporting activities College or university Football Talk)
According to prior stories, the basis for the waiver submitted by Fields was a racist slur hurled at him at Georgia by a baseball participant (who has due to the fact been dismissed at Georgia) together with adjusted transfer procedures concentrating on transfers due to “mitigating circumstances” out of a player’s manage.
Now, I am not seeking to downplay what took position with Fields and that horrible instant for Bulldogs nation, but when Fields afterwards designed responses about how aspect of him is “always going to be a Bulldog” it doesn’t seem like the incident shook him more than enough to transfer and was additional about actively playing time he wasn’t going to see.
NCAA procedures have gotten additional loose when it arrives to transfers, like the allowance of them in conditions that have almost nothing to do with soccer. Can Travis, a indigenous of the West Palm Beach space, use the argument of actively playing closer to home as his reasoning? Perhaps he’ll use the adjust in coaching employees at Louisville as his reason as some other transfers throughout the country have for their conditions.
Even so it usually takes position, FSU soccer demands Travis to be eligible for future time. No, I really do not assume he would beat out Blackman at this position to be the starter but the Seminoles have to have a scholarship backup just in situation the Swiss cheese offensive line sticks around (no disrespect towards McDonald.)
So, for the instant, the Seminoles are at the mercy of perhaps the most inconsistent group in all of sporting activities – a group that punished the Noles and Missouri for admitting to cheating but enable UNC stroll for considerably worse.