Florida State lost another wide receiver this week, although this one could be for good. Head coach Jimbo Fisher announced after practice on Tuesday that wide receiver Ja’Vonn “Pigg” Harrison has been suspended due to a violation of team rules.
“As of right now, he’s suspended,” the head coach said in quotes distributed by the team, via NBC Sports. “We’ll see what happens. Team violation.”
However, TomahawkNation.com reports that the junior wide out has left the team and will transfer.
Harrison is a former four-star prospect from the Seminoles’ 2014 recruiting class. 247Sports rated him the No. 30 overall player from the state of Florida and 197th overall in the class. Unfortunately, he hasn’t lived up to those lofty expectations thus far.
As a result of his freshman and sophomore years combined, Harrison caught just seven passes. He started the 2016 season-opener against Ole Miss, but he failed to record a reception and only had one catch off the bench against Charleston Southern in Week 2. Then, he didn’t even play against Louisville due to migraine headaches and didn’t have a catch against South Florida, either.
Freshman receiver Keith Gavin will likely benefit the most from Harrison’s absence. Gavin was another highly regarded recruit that picked Florida State over Alabama, but he doesn’t have a catch this season.
This is the second wide out Florida State has lost in as many weeks. Fellow pass catcher Ermon Lane had to move to safety last week in order to help out a struggling defense.
If Harrison’s Florida State career is actually over, it will conclude with him catching just eight passes for 139 yards and one touchdown as a member of the Seminoles. TomahawkNation.com said that Harrison’s preferred transfer destination remains unknown.