Dalvin Cook rushed for 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns while catching 79 passes for 935 yards and two touchdowns during his three-year career with the Florida State Seminoles. He was a key focal point of the offense and one of the main reasons why the Seminoles had one of the best offenses in the ACC. He finished his career as one of the most productive running backs in Florida State’s history. His departure to the NFL creates a massive void in the Seminoles’ offense.
The Seminoles have plenty of talent at the running back position to be more than effective in 2017. Jacques Patrick is a 6-foot-2 and 231-pound load who is very tough to tackle in the open field. He immediately turns into a human sledgehammer once he finds the hole and gets downhill. Florida State came away with one of the most impressive recruiting classes in 2017, including three standout running backs. Khalan Laborn is an all-purpose back who was rated a five-star prospect and was heavily recruited by a lot of big time collegiate programs. Zaquandre White is another stud prospect the Seminoles snagged in their 2017 recruiting class. He received a four-star rating and was also considered one of the best running backs in the nation.
You definitely thought wrong if you assumed Florida State was done reeling in world class running back talent, because they made a major splash by signing Cam Akers who is considered by many the top running back in the 2017 recruiting class. As early as his freshman year, He could become one of the top backs in college football. This batch of running back recruits should have Florida State fans very excited.