Khalan Laborn never really envisioned his freshman season at Florida State going quite the way that it did.
The former 5-star recruit imagined he’d very quickly ascend to the top of the Florida State depth chart and make good on the potential he showed while running for over, 2,000 yards as a senior in high school and winning the team MVP at the Under Armour All-American Game.
Instead, he wound up redshirting and even considered transferring at one point. However, he’s getting a chance for a fresh start under new coach Willie Taggart and he’s taking advantage of it.
And he couldn’t be happier, according to a report from Ira Schoffel of Warchant.com.
“It was frustrating,” Laborn said on Saturday night after an impressive performance that included a 91-yard touchdown run. “I don’t really talk about the past, but it was really frustrating. And I’m just glad we got a new coaching staff in that will show what all of us can do, instead of certain people.
“When Coach Taggart came here and I saw the playbook, I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’”
Laborn finished the spring game on Saturday with 140 yards and 2 touchdowns. And while that isn’t always an indicator of success on the field in the fall, every indication this spring is that he’ll be an important part of the running game this season.