BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - You may wonder how a kid from Miami, Florida could wind up playing college football in Fairmont, West Virginia. In Fabian Guerra's case, it was his only offer to play college ball. His high school teammate was current Florida State starting receiver Jesus Wilson. Wilson was the number one receiver for the Christopher Columbus High School football team, and the majority of the recruiting attention was on him. Guerra does not allow the experience of being overlooked during recruiting to stop him. Instead, it motivates him.
If Guerra came into his first season at Fairmont looking to prove those
programs that overlooked him wrong, he certainly has produced the numbers to do so. Through his first three seasons with the Falcons, he has racked up 1,956 career receiving yards in 157 receptions with 13 touchdowns. He sits in the school history's top 10 in several of those categories. A number of accolades also appear under his name, including most recently MEC Offensive Player of the Week for his three touchdown, 175 yard performance in FSU's first win over Concord since 2008.
So, what is next for one of the MEC's top receivers after graduation? For a guy who has put up numbers and caught passes in his career good enough to turn heads even from NFL players and ESPN after making Sports Center's top 10 plays in 2014, he hopes to be one of those NFL players, representing a small college in West Virginia on a big stage