East Lake alum George Campbell starting to click at Florida State
When receiver Auden Tate (Wharton High) went down with a shoulder injury for Florida State on Saturday, the Seminoles' offense took a major hit. Quarterback James Blackman was 16-of-22 for 190 yards before Tate's injury and 6-of-16 for 88 after it.
The only bright spot: It allowed another Tampa Bay product to have the biggest game of his career.
East Lake High alumnus George Campbell flashed his five-star potential with one second-half grab - a 60-yarder down the right sideline.
"For me to give my team good field position meant a lot to me," Campbell said. "Being able to contribute, that's big to me. Just being able to do that was a big thing."
It's something he hadn't been able to do much before Saturday; he entered the game with only 63 career receiving yards.
But Campbell was a five-star athlete for a reason, beyond his 6-foot-4, 207-pound frame. Injuries just prevented him from showing it until his redshirt sophomore season.
"It's the first time he's been healthy since he's been here..." coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He creates plays. He can block. He can run with the ball after a catch."
And now that he's healthy, Campbell might finally be ready to become a key contributor for FSU - especially if Tate misses any more action.