FSU football is through one week and its first scrimmage of 2022 fall camp. The depth chart is beginning to take shape, and one of the names constantly uttered from the mouths of FSU coaches has been transfer wide receiver, Deuce Spann.
The quarterback transitioning to wide receiver joined the program in the spring as one of four wide receivers from the transfer portal.
He was the guy with the highest upside, but likely the least to contribute to the team in 2022 due to his lack of wide receiver experience. However, his physical attributes and measurements scream NFL player at 6’4″ and 205 pounds with blazing speed. In fact, some people have already started making the comparison to former FSU football wide receiver Tamorrion Terry.
It’s not a bad comparison either, because Terry measured 6’3″ and 207 pounds with a 4.48 forty-yard time. However, here’s where it gets really interesting.
Terry redshirted in 2017 as a freshman and got reps on the scout team before bursting on the scene in 2018. The only thing is Jimbo Fisher left during the 2017 season, which meant all of Terry’s production in 2018 came in a new offense under Willie Taggart.
Spann played in nine games at Illinois in 2021, totaling five receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He never had more than one reception in a game.
He’s learning a new offense at FSU under Mike Norvell, just as Terry in his second year at FSU under Taggart.
We have similar physical attributes, and both guys are in new offenses. Spann redshirted during the COVID season in 2020. So think of the 2021 season getting game experience to Terry’s 2017 redshirt season getting scout team reps.