The Florida State Seminoles’ offensive line took a hit on the depth chart today with Mike Arnold announcing he was entering the transfer portal. (Though barring a change of mind, Arnold could always withdraw his name.)
I have officially entered my name in the transfer portal , first I would like to thank Florida State University for giving me the opportunity and the experience to play and be at a big time university. I love my brothers and forever will be a Nole . 72✌— _greazy_ (@mikeselfmade26) May 9, 2020
Arnold was entering his redshirt senior year at Florida State — a career which saw the former Winter Haven, FL 3-star recruit make 13 career starts, all at right guard.
In 2018, Arnold recorded 11 of those 13 starts and saw his playing time diminish in 2019 with the addition of true freshman Dontae Lucas to FSU’s roster. Arnold was not expected to start this upcoming season but was depth for a team in need of bodies along the offensive line.
Arnold was a member of the 2016 Florida State recruiting class. The class ranked 3rd overall nationally with six offensive lineman committing to the Seminoles. Of those six commits, three had previously left the program, with Arnold potentially becoming the fourth lineman to leave.
In addition to returning guards Dontae Lucas, Maurice Smith, Brady Scott, Christian Meadows, and Ira Henry, Florida State added potential interior linemen Zane Herring and Thomas Shrader in the 2020 class.