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FSU WR transfer Winston Wright ready to find a role in Seminoles’ attack

Of the four wide receivers that Florida State brought from the transfer portal this offseason, West Virginia's Winston Wright was easily the most productive in the group.

The Mountaineers' leading receiver for the past two years, he had 47 receptions in 10 games in 2020, then followed up with 63 catches for nearly 700 yards and 5 touchdowns last season.

Wright met with the local media for the first time on Tuesday and discussed his first days with the FSU program, what it has been like to get to know his new teammates and also his reasons for choosing the Seminoles.

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While several schools were interested in Wright as a transfer perspective, FSU had an internal advantage. He grew up with starting linebacker Kalen DeLoach in Savannah, Ga., And he also had a previous relationship with starting safety and Jammie Robinson of Georgia.

Although they went to different colleges, Wright and DeLoach were part of the same graduating class in 2019, and DeLoach's family showed him around during Wright's unofficial visit to FSU's campus.

"I grew up with him, so I trusted him ...," Wright said. "When I was recruited, I talked to them a little bit to see how the team was. I asked him a little bit about a lot because this was a big decision for me. It's my last year. He just told me what type of program it was. is and how the coaches are. "

On a mission to pursue his career closer to home, there were few programs of FSU's size that offered a shorter distance to Savannah than Tallahassee.

"It was a bit of a big deal for me," Wright said. "I'm close to my grandparents, so I wish they could come and see me, and it was not too far. This worked perfectly."

The fast receiver would also make sure his future quarterback at FSU could provide the passes needed to play, as he did in West Virginia.

It is safe to say that Wright has been sold on Seminoles junior Jordan Travis, who showed improvements that fit in 2021 and is also a major threat in the running game.

"He's a unique quarterback. He can run the ball and throw the ball. He has a strong arm," Wright said. "He can make things happen when the game shuts down. I felt like I would come and play for him. I feel like he's a good quarterback."

Like other WR transfer Mycah Pittman, Wright has proven he can help in the return leg as well.

In West Virginia, Wright returned 50 kickoffs and brought two back to touchdowns - one as a rookie and one last year.

While the Georgia product is likely to be put into the starting lineup, he said he looks forward to working with the rest of the receiving corps to make a positive impact.

"I was kind of not worried about the depth or anything like that," Winston said. "I want to get in and compete and earn what's mine."

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