Here is the sixth edition of Transfer Portal Talk! FSU signed 16 players during the ESP, which leaves them with room for about 9 scholarships between transfers and February signees. FSU currently has 24 players in the class with room for 25, maybe 26 if they can count back a scholarship from last year.
FSU secured a high-level QB in (KZ), and that put the Noles in a good spot to land some quality transfer players.
To date, FSU has landed 8 transfer portal payers; QB McKenzie Milton, RB DJ Williams, WR Andrew Parchment , DE Kier Thomas, DE Jermaine Johnson, DB Jammie Robinson, DB Jarques McClellion, and DB Brandon Moore.
Now onto numbers... Coach Norvell is acting like this is Pokémon and that he has to have them all....
...but of the 2 remaining scholarships (maybe 3 more on that below), per NT&T and Josh Pick, there are 2 HS players in the cards in WR Destyn Hill and DT Tywone Malone. Assuming FSU lands one of them (WR Hill being most likely per our crootin' team), that leaves room in this class for 1 or 2 more transfers. The staff might try to sign 27, or get another scholarship from a medically disqualified player, but that is still TBD.
Here are some portal transfer players to keep an eye on:
QB transfer recruiting has concluded with KZ signing with FSU. 2021 just became a more interesting year than it would have been because of KZ.
- QB McKenzie Milton - from UCF. Once a superstar player in the college ranks before a terrible knee injury. WE HAVE OUR QB FOR 2021.
Well the staff secured a commitment from RB DJ Williams from Auburn!
The staff wants to take one more WR for sure, and that will hopefully be WR Destyn Hill from the HS ranks.
TE isn't an area of need, and I don't believe they are looking to add a transfer, unless it's a stud like Arik Gilbert.
FSU keeps evaluating OL, but they have not rushed this decision and they are looking for a CLEAR upgrade at OL, and not "just a guy" (JAG). It is worth monitoring because this is what everyone in the fanbase will point to.
FSU might not be done on DL recruiting.
- DE Eku Leota - from Northwestern.
- DE Owen Carney - from Illinois. Originally from South Florida.
- DL Keir Thomas - from South Carolina. Committed to FSU.
- DE Jermaine Johnson - from UGA. COMMITTED TO FSU on 12/26. Keep an eye out to see if the staff wants to bring in another pass rusher or if they are done with the addition of Johnson.
Seems as if the staff has "kicked the tires" on LBs and decided to go in another direction.
- DB Houston Griffith - from Notre Dame.
- DB Brandon Moore - from UCF. Committed to FSU on 1/11.
- DB Jammie Robinson - from South Carolina. Looks to be an SEC lean now, but we will see what happens. Committed to FSU.
- DB Jarques McClellion - from Arkansas. Three year starter for Arkansas. Committed to FSU on 12/20.