Where Do Noles Stand With Hester?

In the early 80's Jessie Hester was a star wide receiver for the Seminoles who went on to play several years in the NFL. He has a son that many consider to be as talented as his father. What's the latest on his son?

"We had a jamboree game last week," Jessie Hester, Jr. of Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central said.  "We were mainly working on the running game and only passed the six times.  However, I had two reverse runs for 22-yards."


Yesterday was the first day college coaches could receive phone calls from college coaches and Hester already got a few.


"North Illinois and Iowa called," he said.  "I have offers from Miami, Georgia, Maryland, Iowa and FIU.  I would say my top three are Miami, Georgia and Iowa."


Where do the Noles stand with the 6-foot-0 and 163 pound standout?


"They haven't offered yet," he said.  "I really don't know what's going on with them.  It's possible that I might visit them but right now I don't know yet."


Hester along with many other prospects has plans to attend the Miami/Florida State showdown in the Orange Bowl.  What are his thoughts on that game?


"I'm not really going to rooting for either team," he said.  "I think Miami will win the game because it's in the Orange Bowl and it might rain.  I read in the paper that Florida State was going to open things up and pass a lot.  If it rains, I don't think they will be able to pass the ball very well."


As a junior, Hester was selected to the all-county and conference team despite only playing in four games because of a broken right leg. In those four games, he caught 11 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns.  As a sophomore, he caught 21 passes for 370 yards and eight touchdowns.



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