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’s no death sentence, it could easily be a shock to the system and just as easily derail a career if things don’t break right, even for obviously talented players like 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, he’s made certain of the fact that he’ll be a factor in Willie Taggart’s offense moving forward.
After using bowl practices to impress Taggart, Terry continued that trend in the spring. And what he’s seen thus far seems to bode well for his chances of reaching his potential and delivering on the star qualities that an intriguing prospect to begin with.
“The kid is making plays now and he doesn’t have a full understanding of the offense,” Taggart said earlier this spring according to Brendan Sonnone of Noles 247. “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’s continued to take advantage.
Terry has been both consistent, as evidenced by Taggart’s comments, and explosive. 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’s 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.