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Blue-chip FSU offensive lineman Baveon Johnson to miss 2017 season

The Seminoles are a little thinner up front.

Baveon Johnson

Baveon Johnson redshirted during Florida State’s 2016 season, and he won’t be seeing the field in 2017 either, this time due to an injury. Sources close to Tomahawk Nation have informed us that Johnson will miss 2017 to address a meniscus issue. He underwent surgery early Wednesday morning.

A four-star member of FSU’s heralded 2016 offensive line class, Johnson (6’3, 312) was the country’s top ranked center recruit coming out of Florida’s Lake Gibson High School.

If Johnson’s injury sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same thing that kept safety Derwin James out for the majority of 2016. Trimming away the meniscus is the short-term fix, but, as with James, it sounds like Johnson is undertaking the more long-term solution of having it repaired.

Johnson was in line to provide depth in the middle of the line, likely behind redshirt-junior Alec Eberle. Also available at the center spot are redshirt-junior Corey Martinez and redshirt-freshman Andrew Boselli.