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Two newcomers speak on their opportunity to impact the 2020 Florida State football season

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Long journeys have led the two transfers to Tallahassee.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 Middle Tennessee at FAU Photo by Aaron Gilbert/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Florida State newcomers Meiko Dotson Jr. and La’Damian Webb spoke to the media on Friday following the first day of fall practice. Both players spoke on their journeys to FSU, how they came to choose Florida State, and how they fit in their respective systems.

For Dotson, FSU is his fourth stop in his college career. The corner back started his career at Georgia Tech, before going JUCO, and landing back in the FBS at FAU. After sitting out a year with an injury, he came back to lead not only FAU, but the whole country with 8 interceptions in 2019.

Those eight interceptions gave him many options on his destination for his last year in college. Dotson mentioned that he had multiple ACC offers, including Louisville among others, but he chose FSU. He said, “I choose Florida State because of the tradition.”

For Dotson’s whole presser, see below:

Webb hasn’t had much of any time in Mike Norvell’s system, but he’s ready to show his skills not only in the backfield, but also out wide. Webb’s journey has seen him go from an injury late in his high school career, to a big time player in the JUCO ranks, and landing at FSU after receiving multiple P5 offers.

The running back spoke on working with RB coach David Johnson and his relationship with him. He also discussed how he’s had to learn the offense virtually, without the ability to practice the last few months. The JUCO-transfer also mentioned that he will chip in on special teams in the 2020 season.

For Webb’s whole presser, see below: