Seminoles top receiver opts for pro baseball
Florida State’s most reliable receiver is leaving school to
pursue a professional baseball career.
Taiwan Easterling, a three-year starter for the Seminoles who
had at least one catch in each of his last 24 games, signed a
professional contract with the Chicago Cubs and is foregoing his
final year of football eligibility.
Easterling caught 43 passes for 551 yards and five touchdowns
last season at Florida State, including the game-clinching score in
the Seminoles 26-17 Peach Bowl victory over South Carolina.
Easterling finished his career with 108 catches for 1,315 yards and
eight touchdowns. His 108 catches rank 18th all-time at Florida
State, one ahead of former Seminole Jesse Hester.
Easterling hit .296 for the Seminoles this season highlighted by
a 4-for-4 performance in the NCAA Regional tournament..