During the preseason, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher suspended true freshman quarterback Malik Henry for an unspecified violation of team rules. This week, Henry has been reinstated to the program.
Henry, a highly-touted four-star recruit from California, was suspended for a month.Prior to his suspension, he was taking reps with the fourth-string offense.
According to Fisher, Henry is likely to redshirt.
“He’s got a long way to go to get back in shape, get back to playing,” Fisher said, via the Orlando Sentinel. “Most likely he’ll redshirt. We’ll bring him along because he’s missed so much time.”
Henry is currently behind Deondre Francois, Sean Maguire and J.J. Cosentino on the team’s depth chart.
Giving the true freshman a redshirt while he continues to develop and make up for lost time appears to be the right decision by the Seminoles staff.
Florida State returns to action with a road trip to Tampa to take on USF at Raymond James Stadium.