The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are currently slated to face the Florida State Seminoles on September 12th to begin their 2020 season. With that, we take a brief look at what is going on in Tallahassee this summer leading into the season.
Before we get into some notes regarding the Seminoles this camp, here’s a quick refresher on what they did in 2019.
2019 Season: During the 2019 season, the Seminoles went 6-7 including 4-4 in Willie Taggert’s second season though Taggert would be let go after nine games. Defensive line and assistant head coach Odell Haggins took over for the remainder of the season, going 2-2 over four games.
2020 Recruiting Class: The Seminoles signed 24 recruits in their 2020 recruiting class that was considered to be a consensus top-25 recruiting class in the country last year but was still a far cry from where FSU fans expect the program to be in the recruiting rankings.
According to our friends over at ChopChat.com, redshirt junior quarterback James Blackman is looking strong in camp so far this season including a fix in his fundamentals which was much needed heading into this fall. His first three years in Tallahassee haven’t exactly gone to plan but perhaps Mike Norvell will be able to help Blackman reach at least some of his potential.
Seminoles defense is looking strong early on:
Once again from our Florida State sister site over at ChopChat, the Seminoles defense is looking pretty good in the first weeks of camp especially during a scrimmage the Seminoles had this past Saturday. That shouldn’t be any bit of a surprise, the Seminoles are loaded talent with such names as Joshua Kaindoh, Marvin Wilson, Asante Samuel Jr, Jaiden Lars-Woodbey among their starting 11 on that side of the ball.
Pair of Freshman go down:
A pair of Florida State freshmen have seen their seasons end before they really got started. Earlier in camp, it was announced that quarterback Bubba Purdy, a four-star recruit broke his collarbone. While he could potentially return and play this season, he’ll be out for at least the first month or so. Then on Tuesday, it was announced former three-star recruit and freshman offensive lineman Zane Herring would be out for the season with a shoulder injury. Herring was expected to be a depth piece at most in 2020 but the injury is still notable.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Tallahassee for a showdown against the Seminoles on September 12th. It will be the first meeting between the two programs since 2015 when the Jackets pulled off The Miracle on Techwood.