FSU football: WVU transfer WR Winston Wright Jr. commits to Noles

FSU football coaches have been hard at work in the transfer portal over the past week as they look to get players enrolled for the spring semester.

The Noles had already added three transfer wide receivers before Sunday night, with all of them

having a lot of potential and some production.

However, they added a proven wide receiver Sunday night with the addition of WVU transfer receiver Winston Wright Jr.

Wright Jr. announced the news via his Twitter account:

Many FSU fans were wrapped up in the Jared Verse saga Friday and the news of Winston Wright Jr. visiting on campus sort of went under the radar.

However, once footage became available of Wright performing at West Virginia, FSU football fans instantly became interested, and for good reason. Wright Jr. was WVU’s leading receiver in 2021 with 63 receptions for 688 yards and five touchdowns.

He also was their leading kickoff returner, returning 23 kickoffs for 613 yards and one touchdown. That’s a kickoff return average of 26.65. These numbers dwarf FSU’s leading receivers in 2021 and the kickoff return average of 20.36.

Wright Jr. checks in at 5’9″ and 180 pounds.

Thoughts

FSU football coaches adding a fourth transfer wide receiver is sending a message to the rest of the roster. FSU has three wide receivers on the roster with at least two years of college experience.

Those three receivers only had 19 receptions and one touchdown in 2021. Wright Jr. will contend for a starting spot and the same for Mycah Pittman. Johnny Wilson and Deuce Span are too talented to not find snaps on the field.

Another option could be moving Wilson to a hybrid role between receiver and tight-end with his size and speed combination. The Noles had the worst wide receiver unit in the ACC last year.

These four additions raise the floor drastically and should give Jordan Travis several weapons to use in 2022. The other effect is I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of these guys on the roster to enter the portal between now and the end of spring.