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Young receivers bring blazing speed to Florida State football

Incoming freshmen are showing out on the track ahead of enrolling in Tallahassee.

NCAA Football: Florida State Spring Game Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

After years of fielding one of the slowest offenses in college football, Florida State is pushing the tempo under new head coach Willie Taggart.

Fans got to experience that first-hand during the spring game, with the ball consistently snapped with 30 or more seconds on the clock. Players have embraced the tempo, calling Taggart’s “Gulf Coast Offense” a huge bonus with the amount of talent that the Seminoles routinely bring in.

With the Seminoles pushing the tempo on offense, it only makes sense to recruit players with a similar level of speed.

Jordan Young and D’Marcus Adams, two receiver recruits who signed with the ’Noles, have put up amazing performances on the track this spring, displaying that blazing speed that Taggart is bringing to FSU.

Young won the Georgia Class 6A state title in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.97. Adams picked up four medals in the Florida Class 3A state meet in the long jump, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter dash, and 4x400-meter relay. According to the Ormond Beach Observer, Adams will also run track for Florida State.

With only five receivers returning to Florida State in 2018, some of them with injury concerns, Young and Adams will both have opportunities to see the field as freshmen. Because Taggart runs the offense at a blazing tempo as well, receivers will be rotated to keep fresh bodies on the field.

Whoever starts at quarterback will have some talented young weapons to work with.