Florida State has received (mostly) good news on the early-entry front the past couple of days. That run of good fortune, however, has ended. Reportedly.
Citing sources close to Kelvin Benjamin, Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the FSU wide receiver has decided to leave the Seminoles and make himself available for the NFL draft. Obviously, neither the player nor the school have publicly confirmed what Benjamin’s football future holds.
A freak of an athlete at 6-5, 234 pounds, Benjamin led the Seminoles with 15 touchdown receptions and was second in catches (54) and receiving yards (1,011). Benjamin’s last catch at the collegiate was the game-winning touchdown in the BCS title game against Auburn.
Benjamin joins defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan as draft-eligible FSU players leaving Tallahassee early. Offensive linemen Cameron Irving, Josue Matias and Tre’ Jackson, wide receiver Rashad Greene (FSU’s leading receiver), running back Karlos Williams and tight end Nick O’Leary have all announced in recent days that they will be returning.