Terry, Wilson to hold off on NFL draft
FSU received huge news Monday as junior defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Tamorrion Terry announced they will be returning for the 2020 season.
The pair’s announcement is a boost for the Seminoles as they prepare for the Sun Bowl against Arizona State at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
It’s also arguably new coach Mike Norvell’s biggest recruiting win yet. Norvell will have an anchor on defense in Wilson and a weapon on the outside at receiver in Terry.
“I’m thankful for Coach Odell [Haggins’] commitment to perfection every day on and off the field,” Wilson said in a video posted on Twitter. “But my pursuit to perfection is not over with yet. I’m still committed to Florida State, I’m committed to Coach Norvell and I am committed to turning this thing around. See you in 2020.”
Wilson’s decision to return is surprising. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had him as the No. 25 prospect on his big board and the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the draft.
Wilson has missed the past three games and will not play in the bowl game after having surgery on the hand he injured during the Seminoles’ loss to Miami. In nine games, Wilson posted the best season of his career, finishing with 44 tackles, 8 1⁄2 tackles for a loss and a team-high five sacks. He was a first-team All-ACC selection.
Terry has enjoyed a breakout sophomore season.
Terry, a 6-4, 203-pound wideout, leads the Seminoles with 51 receptions for 1,023 yards and eight touchdowns. He is the first FSU receiver to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since Rashad Greene did it in 2014.
Terry was a second-team All-ACC selection.
Terry said he was going to make a decision following the bowl game, but he announced his decision before the contest.
“I’ve been proud to be a ’Nole the past three years,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “I could say the day leading up to the bowl game was hard as I [weighed] my options and talked to my family whether it was the right time for me to pursue another dream of mine of playing in the NFL. I believe I made the right decision for my family and me. I am proud to announce that I am returning for another season at FSU.” redshirt
FSU defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, right, surprised many by announcing he will return to the Seminoles for the 2020 season.