Not long ago, running back Jashaun Corbin looked like the next college football star. He was just getting warmed up with the Texas A&M Aggies under head coach Jimbo Fisher and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Then, a hamstring injury derailed his sophomore season, and he ultimately decided to move on. He won't be missing anymore time, though.
After transferring to play for the Florida State Seminoles under new head coach Mike Norvell, the NCAA granted a transfer waiver to allow Corbin to have immediate eligibility for the upcoming season.
"We are grateful to the NCAA for this decision and to Texas A&M for supporting this process," Norvell said. "We're excited for Jashaun and the opportunity he's going to have to impact this program on and off the field."
Get ready, FSU fans. The 6-foot, 213-pounder is ready to make an impact in Tallahassee.
FSU RB Jashaun Corbin Eligibility
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After racking up over 2,200 all-purpose yards and scoring 23 touchdowns during his senior season at Rockledge High School, Corbin arrived in College Station with something to prove. And in 14 games, he definitely showed his versatility.
Before his season-ending injury against Clemson, Corbin gained over 1,000 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 483 yards, had 101 receiving yards, and tallied 441 kickoff return yards.
That's all in the past, though. Corbin has moved on, and despite missing spring practices due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, he's ready to help Florida State football do work in the ACC.
"I'd like to start by giving all glory to God. 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."
Corbin is now a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility. And with Cam Akers gone to the NFL Draft, the former four-star recruit and Texas A&M star will get his chance to shine during the 2020 season opener.
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