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Wide Receiver Da’vante Phillips no longer with FSU football team

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This has been a long time coming.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Florida State Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

He’s been “suspended indefinitely” for quite some time, but it’s finally now official that Florida State and would-be senior receiver Da’Vante Phillips have parted ways. Phillips is noticeably absent from the new FSU roster, and Brendan Sonnone of Noles247 was the first to confirm that he is no longer with the team.

Phillips came in as a member of the heralded four-man wide reciever class of 2015, which included George Campbell, Nyqwan “Noonie” Murray, and Auden Tate. A former high four-star recruit, Phillips was ranked 99th nationally overall and tenth at his position nationally. Phillips’ vice-grip hands and brute strength had many in Tallahassee excited about his potential, but he battled an injury-riddled career, dealing with multiple groin and hand injuries. Phillips appeared in 10 games in his brief FSU career, compiling 5 receptions for 40 yards.

Phillips was suspended last year after being arrested for a handful of felonies: four charges of intent to defraud and one charge of grand theft.