Florida State coach Willie Taggart talks up ‘pretty good’ running back Cam Akers during spring practice

Running back Cam Akers lived up to every bit of the hype he brought to Florida State as a 5-star recruit.

As a freshman, he broke Dalvin Cook’s freshman rushing record, with 1,024 yards on the ground.

In his second year as a Seminole, Willie Taggart hopes to see even more out of the standout playmaker as a focal point of his Gulf Coast offense.

“I’m really excited to coach him this spring. It’s going to be fun to watch him in this offense,” said Taggart to Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel.

“He’s different. He’s a really sharp kid. He’s all about business, getting things done and he’s a pretty good football player, too.”

For the 5-foot-11, 213-pound running back, Akers understands the offense will spread the ball around. At the end of the day, though, Florida State is going to have to produce on the ground as well as through the air.

“He knows what it’s going to to take to get me, to get us in position to get out of here,” said Akers.

Florida State’s annual Spring Game will take place April 14.

Florida State will open the season against Virginia Tech on September 13, at 8 p.m. ET at Doak Campbell Stadium.

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