Speed is not only what made the Florida State Seminoles teams of the 90s so popular, it’s also a crucial aspect of what can make head coach Jimbo Fisher’s offense truly click. It seems that this year, Fisher will begin to show the world that he has the quarterback to effectively take his offense to another level in redshirt freshman Jameis Winston. However, as good as Winston may truly be, it’s always nice to have a little help–especially in the backfield along side him.
Those are exactly the ‘Noles’ intentions as they look to lock up the no.1 all-purpose back in the country, Tyreek Hill.
From Garden City Community College in Kansas, Hill is a multi-purpose threat in every sense of the word, Also a superb track athlete, Hill would bring a multitude of versatility to the table in Tallahassee. A commitment from Hill would also keep with a trend recently of Florida State bringing in elite track competitors to the program. The ‘Noles actually have had that somewhat backfire on them recently, with WR Marvin Bracy leaving the school to pursue his track career professionally. However a situation like that needs to be taken on a case-by-case basis. It shouldn’t alarm Fisher from pursuing more track athletes in the future. The program has another track superstar incoming this season in WR Levonte ‘Kermit’ Whitfield–who has competed against Hill on the track.
Now, while the Florida State track program is a factor bouncing around in Hill’s mind, the young man is purely an outstanding football player and would be a huge addition to the offense, especially if he were to see the field immediately in 2014.
Although he’ll presumably be in his second season as a starter in 2014, Winston will still be growing at QB. A weapon with the tools that Hill possesses would open up Winston’s options even further. Hill is not only a talented running back, he can also transition easily to a receiver slot, if need be. Through some off-season work, the two could develop a dangerous chemistry together that could have defensive coordinators in fits for a couple years.
Of course someone of Hill’s stature is heavily recruited throughout the nation. He has offers on the table from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, USC Trojans, and Oklahoma Sooners–just to name a few. However Hill cited to 247Sports that he’s intrigued by the prospect of playing in Tallahassee due to the opportunity to possibly see the field right off the bat. It also helps that Hill made it no secret that he grew up a fan of the Seminoles.
Hill has a tentative trip planned to FSU this summer.