Last week, we wrote about how Florida State receiver Ermon Lane had moved to the safety position. But he’s not the only junior ‘Nole pass catcher to leave the WR corps, as we can now report that Ja’Vonn “Pigg” Harrison has left the FSU football program altogether.
Jimbo Fisher said that Harrison was “suspended for a violation of team rules,” but sources told Tomahawk Nation he has left the team completely and will look to transfer.
Harrison, an athletic 6-2, 196-pound wideout from Lakeland’s Kathleen High School, got off to a slow start with the Seminoles, catching just one pass in his freshman year of 2014 and six more (including a touchdown) in 2015. 2016 showed promising early returns for Harrison, who started against Ole Miss, but he failed to register a catch against the Rebels, made just one grab coming off the bench against Charleston Southern, and missed the Louisville game due to migraine headaches, per FSU. Harrison played against South Florida, but did not record a reception.
Harrison had been listed as the second-team X-WR on the ‘Nole depth chart, behind Travis Rudolph. Presumably moving up into that spot is the player most recently listed below him: freshman receiver Keith Gavin (6-3, 225). Gavin was a highly-touted recruit for whom FSU beat out Alabama. He’s had some promising plays in practice and Harrison may have seen the writing on the wall.
Harrison’s intended transfer destination is not known at time of publish.
For a full video of Fisher’s announcement of the suspension and talk following practice on Tuesday, look below.