Florida State vs. Florida Preview and Prediction
Former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel continues to be assured within the staff round Tate Rodemaker as he takes over for the injured Jordan Travis.
As soon as Travis went down with a season ending harm, many instantly wrote off the Seminoles from making a run. Not so quick my good friend. We’ve seen a man named Cardale Jones do one thing comparable with Ohio State again in 2014.
Manuel noticed Rodemaker up shut during the last couple of years and has an excellent feeling.
“I’m nonetheless assured on this soccer staff as a result of I do know coach Novell goes to place collectively a plan that’s going to go well with Tate Rodemaker and positive it might not appear to be what they usually do with Jordan Travis as a result of they’re two fully completely different gamers,” Manuel said on Sirius XM College Sports Radio.
“They’ve completely different types however once more, put the ball within the playmaker’s arms … Maintain the drive. That’s when you can begin opening issues up. When you see that one, he can deal with the second which I’ve seen him do earlier than and two, you simply unleashed them. You already know, I feel the worst factor you are able to do is doubt him at this level.”
Within the 58-13 win over North Alabama, Rodemaker subbed in and completed 13-of-23 passing for 217 yards and two touchdowns.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to name some performs to spring sport two (years),” Manuel stated. “So that is like nice perception for me as a result of I genuinely known as performs and (noticed) how these guys function. Not simply watch them on tape, and my quarterback was Tate Rodemaker and I informed him earlier than he went on the market and his drive, I stated ‘Look bro simply I’m gonna handle you with the play calls simply be sensible with the soccer …’
“Now granted, I’m not calling Mike Norvell stuff. I don’t have a complete playbook. Perhaps a selection of 12 performs however both method I do know that he can do that.”
As a member of the Class of 2020, Rodemaker was a three-star recruit out of Valdosta (Ga.) Excessive, in response to the On3 Trade Rating, a weighted common that makes use of all 4 main recruiting media firms. He was the No. 72 total prospect within the state, the No. 48 quarterback within the class and the No. 682 total prospect within the class.
“And I’m excited for him as a result of you recognize it’s unlucky that this occurred for Jordan Travis however look, God works in mysterious methods,” Manuel stated. “Tate Rodemaker, I feel he’s been making ready for this second. And right here you are actually you bought an opportunity to not solely beat Florida, but in addition win a championship after which doubtlessly go to a CFP. Loads driving on that, however he will also be a legend proper right here.”