Florida State coach Willie Taggart can see the progress in his players after the first few days of camp.
“I can tell guys have been working this offseason,” Taggart said. “There’s not a lot of mental mistakes. … Each and every day we’re getting better. We don’t have a lot of missed assignments. That’s good to see.”
With star receiver Tamorrion Terry out for the short term at practice, Taggart said he has been happy with a large group of second-year receivers and what they have shown through the first few days.
“I look at a guy like Warren Thompson, he’s been very impressive,” Taggart said. “Jordan Young, been very impressive. And D’Marcus Adams, he’s done some good things as well. Those guys are making plays. I look at Keyshawn (Helton) and TreShaun (Harrison), I’ve really been impressed with those guys. Not only of execution but the way they practice. It’s really cool to see.”
One lineman who has stood out is early enrollee Dontae Lucas, a right guard who has worked with the first-team line.
“The thing about Dontae, he’s very aggressive,” Taggart said. “He tries to get after you. He’s probably the most physical guy up front when it comes to coming off the ball and getting after people. He’s still a young guy, still learning. He will have some mistakes here and there. The more reps he gets, the better he will be. He’s doing some good things.”
Taggart said defensive end Joshua Kaindoh “tweaked” his hamstring, which will keep him out or limit him in camp.
He also added that Hamsah Nasirildeen could play some at linebacker although he has mostly worked with the defensive backs in the open portions of practice.
Here’s more from Taggart on Monday morning:
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