Nov 2, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder Jr. (32) before the start of the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State RB James Wilder Jr. tells recruit he and Devonta Freeman may turn pro

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The Florida State Seminoles are deep at the running back position this year. Between Devonta Freeman, James Wilder Jr. and converted safety Karlos Williams, there’s plenty of help in that backfield for redshirt freshman phenom, QB Jameis Winston.

But, they’re not going to be around forever, and maybe not after this season, and that was something Wilder recently expressed to FSU recruit Shai McKenzie on a recent visit.

McKenzie told 247Sports.com that, on his recruiting visit this past weekend for the Miami-Florida State showdown, Wilder expressed to him that he and Freeman could both be turning pro after this season, creating the immediate need for his services in Tallahassee:

“He told me that him and Freeman could be leaving after this year, so it is a good opportunity for myself to come in and play early,” McKenzie told the website.

Wilder has been considered a very good pro prospect for his bruising running style and Freeman is quickly shooting himself up the draft boards with his play this season for the ‘Noles. So, Wilder really isn’t just giving a recruiting pitch, this is something that can actually happen.

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