Florida State wide receiver Tamorrion Terry is coming off a redshirt season as a freshman, and the coaching staff that recruited him is gone.
Though it is no death sentence, it easily could be a shock to the system and just as easily derail a career if things don’t break right, even for talented players such as Terry. However, with the offseason program and the spring to make a solid first impression, he wouldn’t allow that to be the case.
The Seminoles entered the spring lacking depth at wide receiver, but with five receivers enrolling this summer from the Class of 2018, Terry knew his opportunity was now. Throughout the spring, Terry has made certain that he will be a factor in Willie Taggart’s offense.
After using bowl practices to impress Taggart, Terry continued that trend in the spring. What Taggart has seen so far seems to bode well for Terry’s chances of reaching his potential.
“The kid is making plays now, and he doesn’t have a full understanding of the offense,” Taggart said earlier this spring, according to Noles 247’s Brendan Sonnone. “Once he gets a grasp on that, he can play freely and not have to think about ‘Will I make a mistake or not?’ and just go play.”
During spring practices, Florida State had to shut down Nyqwan Murray — its top returning wide receiver — creating even more chances for Terry. He has continued to take advantage.
Terry has been consistent, as evidenced by Taggart’s comments, and impressive. He made one of the plays of the spring, and his size and ability in space make him a prime candidate to help lead a fresh-faced group of playmakers.
Ultimately, there is no way around the fact that it will be a young group for Florida State. However, if what Terry has shown since Taggart took the job isn’t a mirage and if the incoming freshmen can contribute, the Seminoles have to feel good about the overall talent of their wide receivers entering 2018.