One of FSU’s most remarkable stories of the 2016 season, started the season as a backup wide receiver, but switched to defensive back because injuries had hurt depth at the position…ended up starting five games at safety and finished with 49 tackles, an interception, two pass breakups and a half-tackle-for-loss…after officially switching prior to FSU’s Week 4 contest at USF, saw his first in-game action at defensive back two weeks later at No. 10 Miami, finishing with four solo stops in his first appearance since the season-opener…made his first career start on defense the next week and had seven tackles against Wake Forest…finished with five tackles in a start versus No. 3 Clemson and made a team-high 10 tackles at NC State…made three tackles against Boston College…started at Syracuse and made his first career interception to go along with four tackles…tallied four tackles versus No. 13 Florida…suffered a foot injury during bowl practice and did not play in the Orange Bowl.
Appeared in all 12 regular season games for Florida State missing only the Peach Bowl due to an injury during his sophomore season…recorded six catches for 50 yards…an imposing blocker from the wide receiver position…posted a season-best two catches for 23 yards in the season opener against Texas State…notched a season-long 12-yard reception in the win over the Bobcats…also recorded a catch against Wake Forest, Miami, Georgia Tech and Syracuse.
Showed flashes of what made him one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2014 class while playing in all 14 games with two starts at Louisville and against Boston College…totaled 13 receptions for 267 yards for a team-leading 20.5 yards per catch average…was arguably FSU’s best blocker at the receiver position…his 47-yard touchdown at Louisville gave FSU its first lead of the game and was one of the most spectacular catches of the season as he caught the ball between three defenders before breaking several tackles en route to the score…he finished with two receptions for 58 yards against the Cardinals…had two receptions for 70 yards, including a 59-yard catch-and-run versus Wake Forest…had two receptions for 53 yards against Virginia…capped season with two receptions for 22 yards against Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
A five-star prospect by Rivals and Scout and ranked among the top five wide receivers in the nation by nearly every recruiting service…four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN…ranked nation’s No. 2 wide receiver and the No. 4 player in Florida by ESPN (No. 22 overall)…rated the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 4 player in Florida by 247Sports (No. 33 overall)…ranked No. 5 wide receiver and No. 5 player in Florida (No. 28 overall)…rated nation’s third-best receiver by Scout…PrepStar Magazine’s No. 1 wide receiver and No. 20 overall player in the country…had four catches for 35 yards and one kickoff return for 24 yards at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game…caught 31 balls for 605 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and collected Miami Herald First-Team All-Dade and Class 6A All-State Third Team honors…named a Second-Team All-American by 247Sports as a senior…garnered Class 6A All-State First Team accolades as a junior after tallying 30 receptions for 801 yards and eight touchdowns…had 22 receptions for 679 yards and seven touchdowns…participated in Nike’s ‘The Opening’ in Beaverton, Ore., where he ran a 4.52 40 and 4.23 shuttle during SPARQ testing…chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Miami, among others…born November 10, 1994…majoring in social science.