4-star Running Back Khalan Laborn Feels Like He Should Be At FSU

Florida State made a big impression on 4-star running back Khalan Laborn

Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes 4-star running back Khalan Laborn took another visit to Tallahassee to check out the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Laborn had been to Florida State for a Jimbo Fisher camp last summer.

He had a great time on his visit.

"It was great," Laborn said. "I had a great time, as usual, in Tallahassee, and I can't wait to come back next time."

Laborn wanted to get back to Florida State and see the coaching staff again.

"It was about seeing the coaches again," Laborn said. "Seeing the people. Just having a great time."

Florida State running backs coach Jay Graham made Laborn knew that he was wanted in Tallahassee. 

"Favorite part was talking to the running backs coach," Laborn said. "He was like,' We need you down here.' and I was like,' I feel like I should be here.' and I was like,' It could be a place I could call home if i commit here.'"

He was also able to talk to Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher during the visit.

"Me and coach Fisher, me and him had a good conversation," Laborn said. "We were talking about the team, and how I would be a good help to the offense. And I said,' Sounds good.'"

Last recruiting cycle, Florida State was able to sign 5-star Levonta Taylor, who was a teammate of Laborn.

"He's pushing me a little hard," Laborn said. "It's a brotherly love push."

Taylor did have a message for Laborn about coming to Florida State.

"You're mediocre if you don't come here, or come here and be great," Laborn said. "That was his message."

Laborn did not commit during his visit, but did set his commitment date. He will be committing on his birthday, June 1st. Before that he plans to visit Tennessee, Florida, Virginia Tech, and Alabama.

He was not ready to narrow down his list of schools however.

"Everything's in the open right now," Laborn said. "All 26 schools that have offered me. Everything's in the open now. From Pitt to ODU to FSU to Alabama. Everything is open."

Even though he did not narrow down he list he has Florida State pretty high up their.

"[Florida State] stands pretty high, but everything is open," Laborn said.

The 5-foot-10, 196-pound Laborn is the No. 5 running back and No. 60 overall in the 2017 Scout 300.


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