FSU freshman TE practicing with team despite ineligibility

Florida State got some bad news when they learned one of their top prospects was not yet eligible to play for the 2015 season. Tight end Jalen Wilkerson may not have to wait too much longer to get cleared for play this season.

According to College Football Talk, Wilkerson is anxious to get on the field. He is so anxious that he has started practicing with the Seminoles. Since he is ineligible, Wilkerson can’t yet play a game, but if he isn’t cleared, he will have to redshirt his freshman season and still be able to practice with the team.

His academic ineligibility came about after a class he took over the summer with the university was flagged. However, Wilkerson has retaken the course in hopes to erase the blemish on his record and be able to play in September.

Wilkerson was a four-star tight end in the Seminoles’ 2015 class and he hopes to make an immediate impact for the team. The Seminoles open the season on September 5 when they host Texas State.

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