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Malik Henry to transfer from FSU football program

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An early departure for No. 6.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Florida State
Malik Henry
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What was supposed to be a promising Seminole career ended before it began today, as freshman Florida State quarterback Malik Henry announced that he is transferring from the ‘Nole football program as first reported by Noles247. Per Josh Newberg, who broke the story, Henry’s decision was not made based on lack of playing time or tough competition. Rather, Henry said that it just wasn't a "culture fit.”

A four-star recruit out of California, Henry was touted by many as the next great FSU signal caller when he chose the Seminoles over Notre Dame. However, he was rather embattled during his time in Tallahassee. Early in the season, Henry was suspended for unspecified reasons, and of late, he’s not suited up for games.

Henry, most recently listed at 6-2 and 185 pounds, was the fourth-ranked quarterback in the class of 2016, and would have taken a redshirt had he not departed. The ‘Noles now have just three scholarship QBs on their roster: starter Deondre Francois, Sean Maguire (a senior who is gone after the Orange Bowl), and redshirt-sophomore J.J. Cosentino. FSU currently has two quarterbacks committed to its 2017 recruiting class.