WRs on the Mend

A myriad of injuries left the FSU's cupboard of wide receivers almost bare in the spring. With several members of the unit nursing injuries, the Seminoles showcase some its younger and walk-on talent. With <b>Craphonso Thorpe </b>already cleared, more good news came this week when both <b>Willie Reid</b> and <b>Decody Fagg</b> returned to action. Click here for an update of the talented duo.

In 7-on-7 drills, Chris Rix and the rest of the FSU passers have had their full arsenal of options for the first time in months.

Decody Fagg, who turned heads early in the spring, was forced to sit over the final three weeks after sustaining a meniscus injury in one of the scrimmages.

"It was one-on-one on a slant route," he said.

"I guess I just planted wrong. I cut it into the ground and felt it tweak a little."

Treatment has paid off and Fagg was cleared by trainer Dr. Randy Oravetz this week to partake in certain conditioning drills. The Quincy native has also been running routes with teammates.

"It feels a lot better now," Fagg said.

"I'm going to run some routes and see what happens. But it's feeling better. Hopefully I'll be all-go by two-a-days."

In his lost time Fagg has been a regular in the weight room. He said that he's up to 205 pounds and hopes to add another 5-7 pounds before this season.

Also making his first appearance of the summer was the versatile Willie Reid.

Splitting the season between tailback and flanker, Reid accumulated 159 rushing yards on 39 carries and caught 20 passes for 189 yards.

Reid was given full clearance by Oravetz to participate in all activities.

"The offseason surgery I had on my ankle was going good before the screws started backing out," he said.

"They had to go in and take everything out. But it feel great now."

Reid was impressed with the turnout.

"We've had a pretty good little turnout out here," he said. "Guys are working hard."

"I went home the first half of the summer and worked out real hard. I concentrated more on some movement stuff to try and get quicker. All I did when I was hurt is lift weights and a got a little bulkier than I wanted to be. Now I'm at where I want to be though."

As earlier reported, Reid prefers wide receiver to the tailback position. He's listed behind Dominic Robinson on the depth chart at flanker.

"I'm prepared to do anything but I like knowing how to prepare," he said.

"In the past I didn't know what I was going to work on. Now I know both positions. I could play either."


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