FSU football’s offensive game plan has been largely centered around the production of wide receivers Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson. However, the Seminoles have a multitude of weapons that can make a difference if they are given an opportunity.
Unfortunately, FSU lost one of its playmakers as redshirt senior wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. is no longer listed on the Seminoles’ official roster.
Wright Jr. transferred from West Virginia to Florida State during the 2021 offseason. The Savannah (GA) native was very productive during his final season in Morgantown where he recorded 63 receptions for 688 yards and five touchdowns and also had 25 kickoff returns for 618 yards and one touchdown on special teams.
The Seminoles thought that Wright Jr. was going to potentially be their No. 1 receiver given his steady production at West Virginia. Unfortunately, the talented playmaker suffered an injury in early 2022 from a car accident that ultimately kept him from playing the entire season.
Wright Jr. made an effort to work relentlessly during the 2022 offseason to make it back for the 2023 season. While he has made appearances this season, he has only been able to catch four passes for 36 yards and zero touchdowns. He has only been utilized sparingly in the kickoff return game where he has three kickoff returns for 74 yards.
It also does not help that the Seminoles were able to get back the services of redshirt junior wide receiver Ja’Khi Douglas, who had previously been injured. Douglas has been a mainstay in the offensive system and it’s someone that quarterback Jordan Travis relies on and trusts to make plays for him.
While we at ChopChat do not wish to speculate on why Wright Jr. is leaving, we want to wish Winston the best of luck in the next chapter of his journey and we thank him for choosing to be a Florida State Seminole!