Terry, Wil­son to hold off on NFL draft

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS TUESDAY - By Luis Torres

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

MARK WALLHEISER/AP

FSU de­fen­sive tackle Marvin Wil­son, right, sur­prised many by an­nounc­ing he will re­turn to the Semi­noles for the 2020 sea­son.

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