TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State standout receiver Johnny Wilson returned to practice Tuesday, giving the fourth-ranked Seminoles more hope that he will be able to play against rival Miami.
Wilson missed FSU’s last two games, lopsided road wins against Wake Forest and Pittsburgh, because of an undisclosed injury. The 6-foot-7 junior, widely considered a second-day NFL draft pick in April, has 25 catches for 415 yards and two touchdowns this season.
The Seminoles (9-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who already clinched a spot in the league title game next month, also played without star receiver Keon Coleman against the Panthers as well as backups Hykeem Williams and Deuce Spann. Coleman leads Florida State with 38 receptions for 538 yards and nine touchdowns. Williams and Spann have five catches combined.
The status of that trio for Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes remains uncertain.
FSU coach Mike Norvell expressed optimism Monday that his receiving corps would be closer to full strength against Miami.
“I do see us being in a much better spot,” Norvell said. “What that means, we’ll see. As we go through the week, we’ll get a great perspective on where guys are.”
Jordan Travis threw for a season-high 360 yards against Pitt despite missing many targets.