Florida State freshman Cam Akers goes off against Duke

Florida State freshman running back Cam Akers is finding his footing and showing the college football world why he was such a highly-touted prospect.

Akers, the No. 1 running back prospect in the Class of 2017, posted his first 100-yard rushing game in the Seminoles’ game against rival Miami a week ago. On Saturday, against Duke, Akers topped 100 yards again and scored his first touchdown.

Akers finished with 115 yards on 15 carries as the Seminoles’ rushing attack powered their 17-10 win at Duke.

Florida State ran for 228 yards on 40 carries, an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Jacques Patrick added 98 yards on 18 carries.

Akers had a prolific career at Clinton High School in Clinton, Miss., as a dual-threat quarterback. In his four-year varsity career, he passed for 8,140 yards and 78 touchdowns and rushed for 5,103 yards and 71 touchdowns.

In his senior season, in 2016, he accounted for 5,233 total yards and 65 scores. He was named the Gatorage Player of the Year for Mississippi as well as the state’s Mr. Football for Class 6A.

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