Alex Hornibrook was a multi-year starter at Wisconsin, but he still has something to prove in order to win the starting job at Florida State, according to a report.
Clint Brewster of 247Sports recently reported on the quarterback situation at Florida State, a battle between Hornibrook and James Blackman. While the ex-Badger has been impressive in Tallahassee, the starting job currently belongs to Blackman.
Spoke with someone close to the Florida State program yesterday. Team is extremely impressed by Alex Hornibrook. Blackmon is 1A and Hornibrook 1B at this point. Blackmon expected to start but will be on short leash. Khalan Laborn could be the breakout player in 2019.
— Clint Brewster (@clintbrew247) July 15, 2019
According to Brewster, Blackman is currently the guy to beat, but he’ll be on a “short leash” this season.
Last season, Blackman appeared in four games for the Seminoles, throwing for 510 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception. He completed passes at a nearly 65 percent clip.
Hornibrook played every year he was in Madison, but battled some injuries last fall. Still, he threw for 1,532 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games as a junior. Hornibrook battled inconsistent play, though, tossing 11 interceptions for the year.
Considering his status as a three-year starter, it was surprising that Hornibrook decided to leave Wisconsin, especially for a rebuilding program like Florida State. But it sounds like he’ll have a shot to compete for the starting job when fall camp gets underway.
We’ll see how quickly he’s able to get on the field in Tallahassee.