The Florida State Seminoles will be without safety Tyler Hunter for the rest of the spring due to a torn meniscus. Hunter is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks and will be good to go for the start of the season.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher is not concerned with Hunter’s status and is looking for the next man up to step up.
“It’s part of football,” said Fisher, via Tallahassee.com. “Next guy up. That’s why we recruit.”
Star defensive back Jalen Ramsey will be practicing back at safety in Hunter’s place. Ramsey was moved to cornerback by the coaching staff. Trey Marshall and Marquez White are expected to take some extra reps which will be good for their development.
It’s a good thing that Fisher is one of the best recruiters in the country.
The Seminoles are one of the premier programs in the country and have a plethora of talent who are waiting their turn to shine.
Florida State is looking to have another successful season after going 39-3 over the past three seasons. The Seminoles were looking to become the first back-to-back national champions since Alabama, who did it 2011 and 2012, but were ousted in the first ever College Football Playoff by the Oregon Ducks.
The big question surrounding the program this spring was who was going to replace Jameis Winston at quarterback? It looks like Sean Maguire is ready to step up and become the leader of the team.
It will be interesting to see if Florida State can continue their momentum from the past three seasons and find themselves in the College Football Playoff once again.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Melina Vastola, USA Today Sports.