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FSU steals another Louisville player in transfer defensive end Jarrett Jackson

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You could almost feel bad for the Cards. And then you remember 2016.

NCAA Football: Indiana State at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Next season, Florida State football will travel north to play the Louisville Cardinals. Afterward, the Cards may want to check the FSU bus to make sure the Seminoles aren’t heading to the airport with any more UL players.

Because after getting transfer quarterback Jordan Travis from the Cardinals last offseason and then securing flips from a UL defensive end and a Card QB today, the ’Noles have just added another Derby City defector, as former Louisville DE Jarrett Jackson has opted to transfer to Florida State.

Jackson (6’4.5, 265) is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and he was offered by FSU prior to signing with Louisville in 2018 as a three-star prospect. The nephew of NFL Pro-Bowl LB Rickey Jackson, he also had offers from Florida, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, West Virginia, and others.

In his freshman year, Jackson played in 10 games, posting two sacks, three tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble. He entered the transfer portal prior to the 2019 season and did not play, which means he can play immediately for the Seminoles.