Happy New Year’s: FSU adds WR Deuce Spann

Deuce Spann is coming back to the Sunshine State. The Illinois receiver announced his transfer to Florida State just after midnight on Saturday, as the St. Petersburg native adds a third transfer receiver as part of the 2022 class.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Spann caught five passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. While he wasn’t used much at Illinois, Spann was a deep threat with catches of 45, 33 and 31 yards last fall.

Spann, who went in the transfer portal on Dec. 22, was a freshman in 2020 and could have three or four years of eligibility at FSU.

A three-star quarterback in high school, Spann made the move to receiver in his first year at Illinois. He also endured a coaching change, from Lovie Smith to Brett Bielema.

Spann is the third transfer receiver to join FSU this offseason, following Mycah Pittman (Oregon) and Johnny Wilson (Arizona State).