Update, 1 p.m.:
Florida State makes it official: Running back Jashaun Corbin will be eligible for the 2020 season:
“We are grateful to the NCAA for this decision and to Texas A&M for supporting this process,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “We’re excited for Jashaun and the opportunity he’s going to have to impact this program on and off the field.”
“I’d like to start by giving all glory to God,” Corbin said. “I’m thankful for the opportunities He has given me and for this opportunity to play at Florida State. Thank you to everyone in Compliance for working on my behalf and to my coaches for their support throughout this process. I also want to say thank you to Texas A&M for making this possible. I’m looking forward to being a big contributor to the team this upcoming season.”
Today, Jashaun Corbin and Florida State Seminoles football fans received some great news. Corbin was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, according to his Twitter (the tweet was deleted shortly after, so that the school could presumably announce the news themselves:
All glory to God man, I was granted immediate eligibility to play this year! Can’t wait to be back on the field #GoNoles— Jashaun Corbin (@Jashaun06) March 24, 2020
Gloryyyy!!!!— Carlos Locklyn (Coach Lock) (@Locklyn33) March 24, 2020
This is big news for a program that lost its leading rusher in Cam Akers. The remainder of the running back room is riddled with question marks, and Corbin was standing out to observers in Florida State’s limited spring practices.
Corbin is coming off a leg injury, but has been vigilant in his rehab:
Corbin brings an explosive one-cut running style to Mike Norvell and this offense. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield sets Corbin apart from most running backs in America.
Corbin was a 4* recruit who burst onto the scene at A&M, rushing for 357 yards at 5.7 yards per carry during his freshman season. He also returned 14 kickoffs for 422 yards, including a 100-yard touchdown.
His sophomore year was cut short following a season-ending hamstring injury in the second game vs. the Clemson Tigers.