TALLAHASSEE — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declined to confirm Monday whether suspended WR Jesus "Bobo" Wilson is eligible to play in Saturday's season-opener against Oklahoma State.
Wilson has been suspended since being arrested and charged in the theft of a motor scooter in July. The sophomore pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors.
The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Wilson has practiced with the team throughout fall camp and is listed as a backup to No. 1 WR Rashad Greene on the depth chart released Monday.
Fisher said Monday during his kickoff news conference, "We'll see what's going on. We're handling everything inside and will take care of that."
USF: Dunkley at CB
TAMPA — The move of veteran Bulls WR Chris Dunkley to cornerback has evolved from experiment to entrenchment.
USF coach Willie Taggart confirmed Dunkley has won a starting job at corner and will remain there. He'll also stay on special teams, where he led the Bulls in kick returns (18 for 406 yards) and was second in punt returns (four for 97) last season.
He's one of two former offensive players listed as defensive first-teamers on USF's newest two-deep depth chart. The other, converted FB Auggie Sanchez (Northeast), is listed as a starting inside linebacker.
"I feel like we have guys over on offense that can take care of that side of the ball. If there comes a time where Chris is needed over there we can do that," Taggart said on the American Athletic Conference weekly coaches teleconference. "But right now we want Chris to focus on being a great defensive back for us and a great return man for us."
Six freshmen made the two-deep chart, including S Devin Abraham (East Lake) and OLB Vincent Jackson (Jesuit), both on the second team. Toledo transfer WR Rodney Adams, a former Lakewood standout, is listed behind senior Deonte Welch.
Joey Knight, Times staff writer
UM: Williams pledges to support QB Kaaya
CORAL GABLES — Ryan Williams, who'd been Miami's projected starter until tearing his ACL this spring, said he would offer as much support and advice to freshman QB Brad Kaaya as possible going into Monday's opener at Louisville — especially considering Williams played as a true freshman at Memphis before transferring to Miami. "Really, it's tough to go on the road. I played at Louisville my freshman year. We didn't do very good," Williams said. "It's going to be a tough, hostile environment, Labor Day night, national TV, but you just have to go out and play, not think about it."
South Florida Sun Sentinel
UCF: DiNovo on pace
ORLANDO — UCF coach George O'Leary said new QB Pete DiNovo (East Lake) is ahead of where current Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was at a similar point as a freshman. "As a freshmen? Heck yeah. … Don't forget now, Pete's been a redshirt all last year. He was around all last year."