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Jamarcus Chatman first FSU football player to opt out of 2020 season

Florida State loses some defensive depth.

Mike Norvell
Mike Norvell Introduction Press Conference
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Florida State’s defensive line room shrank a little bit as redshirt sophomore Jamarcus Chatman announced that he would sit out the 2020 football season.

Statement from Jarmacus Chatman:

Statement from Mike Norvell:

Chatman joined Florida State as a three star recruit in 2018 and red shirted his freshman year. He appeared in four games in 2019 and while he was not expected to be a major contributor at the defensive tackle position because of the depth the Seminoles have he could have certainly been used to eat up snaps in mop up duty or as a replacement in the event of injury or COVID-19 absences.

Chatman is the first Seminole to opt out of the 2020 season but joins others from the ACC like Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley. Recently FSU wide receiver Tamorrion Terry told assembled media he would be playing this season.

As Norvell noted in his statement, and per NCAA policy, Chatman will continue to receive his scholarship at Florida State.