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Norvell praises Valdosta grad's progress in his freshman campaign

Posted at 12:56 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 00:56:05-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — There are just two scholarship quarterbacks healthy on Florida State's roster, Jordan Travis, and true freshman, and Valdosta High grad, Tate Rodemaker.

Rodemaker made his first career start against Jacksonville State, and he's appeared in a few other games. Florida State head coach Mike Norvell praised the former Wildcat Tuesday, saying he's done a good job of taking his experiences in games and working to improve them and build confidence on the practice field.

"When he's gotten in the games, he's had some good plays and some plays he's gotta learn from," he said. "The investment he's making in his growth both mentally and the physical development, he's been thrown out there very early in his career. Sometimes, some bumps come along with that, but he responds extremely well."

Rodemaker and the Seminoles return to action Saturday when they host Virginia.