The FSU football offense is built for playmakers, and the coaching staff has done well assembling dynamic pieces over the last two recruiting cycles.
The transfer portal helped transform the wide receiver room overnight, and one of the guys we thought would have one of the biggest roles in that process was Winston Wright Jr.
He was the most proven of the four transfer receivers taken in the 2022 recruiting cycle after FSU failed to sign a single high school receiver in the class.
Unfortunately, a car wreck last spring derailed Wright’s journey, and he spent all last year rehabbing and getting back healthy.
Fast forward to this spring, and Wright was out participating at practice and played in the spring game in April, which was a great sign.
FSU signed some dynamic young receivers in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Destyn Hill finally making it to campus took some of the spotlight too, so maybe the focus was on those things.
However, Wright seems to be a forgotten man in the scheme of things. I recall hearing his name here-and-there, but it wasn’t anything constant. Yet, a practice video a friend of the site posted on Twitter Wednesday got my attention:
It’s Wright running a route, and he looks like he may be close to the Winston Wright we saw in highlight videos pre-injury. Now, there are no defenders in the video, but the fluidity of the route looks like he’s gotten even healthier since spring camp.
His production at West Virginia was what had FSU football fans excited when he signed via the transfer portal. If he’s close to 100 percent by fall, it’s possible he could be an incredible weapon for the Noles nobody is thinking about right now.
I can’t wait until fall camp to see his progression and how he may fit in with Johny Wilson, Keon Coleman, and others. That’s a lot of production and athleticism for defenses to defend. Good luck with that.