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Devy Watch: WR Tamorrion Terry, FSU

PROFILE

TAMORRION TERRY, WR

6’4” 196lbs

College: FSU

Hometown: Ashburn, Ga.

High School: Turner County

Redshirt Freshman

BACKGROUND

A four-star WR by 247Sports and ESPN, Tamorrian Terry has caught at least one touchdown pass each practice this spring according to first-year HC Willie Taggart. A product out of Turner County High School in Ashburn, Georgia, Terry posted 1,187 yards on 40 receptions, and 19 receiving TDs his senior year according to Maxpreps.com. He played a multitude of positions in high school as he was asked to do almost everything including being a pass-rusher and recording eight sacks as a junior. He also played defensive back his senior year while also playing receiver.

On January 12, 2017, Terry committed to FSU over other big-name schools such as Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida, and Georgia. Terry redshirted his freshman year and so far this spring has shown his time on the scout team was well worth it. He is competing for playing time with senior WR Nyqwan Murray and junior WR Keith Gavin. There could be some competition with sophomore D.J. Matthews and redshirt junior George Campbell. Many had high hopes for former 5-star recruit Campbell, but injuries have plagued his career, and at this point, anything FSU can get from him will be a bonus.

So far this spring, Terry has done nothing but impress the coaching staff and his teammates. Taggart told Seminoles.com “He’s one of the first guys that I was able to remember his name because he was making plays every day out in practice.” Terry’s leaping grab over safety A.J. Westbrook during the Spring Game got the crowd excited, and it did not go overlooked by his teammates. His final stats from the Spring Game are impressive, finishing 129 yards on five receptions and a TD.

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“Nobody can guard him,” said Bailey Hockman, Terry’s quarterback with the Garnet team. “You can put him out there on anybody, and, if I’ve got him 1-on-1, I’m going to take it. He’s a great player.”

 

SCOUTING REPORT

POSITIVES:

Terry possesses a long, thinner frame with balance, toned muscle mass between upper and lower body. Length is evident in his legs and wingspan. There is something to be said about a WR who possesses a 6’4” 196-pound frame and has impressive downfield speed whether navigating the seam in zone or stretching the defense down the redline into the third level. He shows solid initial quickness in his first step off the LOS and solid lateral movement to elude defenders in pursuit in the second level.

 

Solid separation quickness vs man coverage using subtle lower body gestures and head fakes to stunt the inside route, taking advantage of the perimeter. Good use of hands at the line of scrimmage vs press coverage. Moves the defender off his stack, effectively using a chop or rip move to beat man/press. Solid play speed, gears up to speed throughout his vertical stem. Solid play strength, avoids reroutes with solid hand use and physicality within his route stem.

Displays tenacity and good competitive toughness to make the catch when contact is imminent. Attacks the ball at the catch point, boxing out defenders and showing very good leaping ability to high point the ball. Displays good ball tracking skills, understanding where he is on the field and makes good adjustments to the ball on inaccurate throws. Shows good manual dexterity and concentration on balls thrown in front and above him. Uses his length to extend to the ball, secures the ball to his body, maintaining very good body control and balance.

Play strength is solid on blocking assignments. Throws his lead shoulder into defenders and maintains adequate body control and leverage vs solid DBs and undersized pass rushers. Able to break tackles with quick torso rotation and functional strength in lower leg drive to gain YAC with solid initial quickness to get upfield. Accelerates quickly once in the open field and takes advantage of deep DBs in zone coverage with deception in body movements.

 

 

NEGATIVES:

Benefits from a size/speed advantage. Relies on athleticism and length in frame to win rather than finesse and being a technician within routes. Very limited route tree exposure as go-routes, hitch, curl and short passes in the flat made up for most of his high school route tree. Breaks at the top of his routes lack quick, fluid cuts to gain separation. Length in lower body hinders his ability to sink hips and explode laterally to avoid defensive pursuit. Improvement in hip sink will be important for his development as a route runner. Thin lower body with minimal mass makes him susceptible to lower body arm and wrap up tackles. Once latched on to his ankles to the quad area, he has difficulty breaking the tackle and maintaining body control and balance.

SUMMARY:

Terry can be lined up outside or in the slot. He possesses very good size/speed combination with good athleticism. His long wingspan and tall frame allow for a very good catch radius and the makeup to be an excellent red zone threat. He has the speed to get downfield quickly and the elusiveness to be effective underneath and in the middle of the field. FSU’s depth chart looks like Terry and 6’3” 220lb Keith Gavin will be on the outside, while Nyqwan Murray will play opposite one of those two with 5’10 154lb D.J. Matthews in the slot. Terry could have a breakout year if opportunity and quarterback play are consistent throughout the year.

jdirienzo

College Football Evaluator. Senior Director of Talent Acquisitions 🎧🎙Co-host of the Devy Watch Podcast. Previous student of the Scouting Academy. You can follow me on Twitter at @allpurposescout

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