In desperate of wide receiver depth after losing four wideouts at the end of the 2016 season, Florida State turned to the road less traveled. Luckily for the Seminoles, they discovered a diamond in the rough in Tamorrion Terry out of Ashburn (Ga.) Turner County, a city with a total population of 3,792 people.
Terry, a consensus three-star recruit when the Seminoles offered him, has since earned a fourth star from 247, Scout, and ESPN. Terry is ranked as the No. 349 overall player, No. 51 wide receiver, and No. 35 player from Georgia in the 2017 recruiting class per the 247Sports composite rankings.
He also held commitments from Georgia, Auburn, Florida, and Ole Miss. However, after committing to the Seminoles on the same day his teammate Ontaria Wilson did, December 12th, Terry’s official visit to Florida State last weekend was the only official visit he took.
Measuring at 6’4, 208 pounds, Terry enters FSU as one of the tallest wide receivers on the roster. He is an inch taller than sophomore Keith Gavin, the same height as George Campbell, and one inch shorter than junior wideout Auden Tate.
Terry exploded onto the scene during his senior season when he racked up 1,187 receiving yards on 40 catches, 19 of which went for touchdowns. He also spent time returning kicks and punts.
Included below is our scouting report on Terry, from a high school coach on our staff.
Where did Terry come from? One of the fastest rising and more explosive prospects in the country, an SEC coach recently compared Terry to Randy Moss. His first play on his senior highlights is an explosive, 85-yard touchdown catch where he outruns his defender to the end zone. The South Georgia prospect is tall, wide-framed and can flat out fly. Terry is going to win the 50-50 balls against defenders as he has a knack for high-pointing the football.
Knowing how to use his size and speed to separate on routes, teams will struggle to put single coverage on Terry. He plays without fear and will go to any part of the field to make a catch. Terry has top notch hands, even flashing occasional one-handed grabs. One of the amazing parts of his highlights is the number of times he showcases breakaway speed, pulling away from defenders on his way to the end zone.
Whether the ball is coming to him or not, Terry will impact a defense with his speed. There may not be another kid in the nation who can blow the top off of coverage like him.