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DJ Lundy will return to FSU after withdrawing from transfer portal

It’s never quite over in the transfer portal era.

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It’s never quite over in the transfer portal era.

Florida State Seminoles linebacker DJ Lundy, after entering the portal in December, announced he’ll be remaining in Tallahassee for the 2024 season:

The redshirt junior, who also has found snaps at fullback with the Seminoles, intended to explore other options but just under a month later, he now returns as a key part of Florida State’s linebacker room.

He had committed to next play for Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes, even being announced as part of the once-again Big 12 program’s signing class with a page set up on the team’s official website.

Lundy has played in 42 games during his time in Tallahassee, seeing the field early as part of the Seminoles’ rebuild under Mike Norvell. Alongside 170 tackles (75 solo, 95 assisted), 2.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, one forced and recovered fumble, the Ocilla product also scored three touchdowns (two recieving, one rushing) over his Florida State career while lining up at fullback.

His full FSU bio:

2022:

Appeared in all 13 games with two starts…recorded 48 tackles, including 5.0 for loss with 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble…also rushed three times for two yards and one touchdown plus had one two-yard touchdown reception…sixth player nationally and only one in ACC since 2000 with at least one rushing touchdown, one receiving touchdown and 40 tackles in a season…only player of the six with more than 1.0 sack in season with rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and at least 40 tackles…made 40 more tackles than next-closest player with rushing and receiving score in 2022…started 49-17 win vs. Louisiana and recorded season-high six tackles, including career-high 1.5 sacks, and one pass breakup…made one tackle and rushed for one-yard touchdown on first collegiate carry that extended FSU’s lead to 24-10 in fourth quarter of 24-23 win vs. LSU…registered five tackles, 1.0 for loss, vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…had five tackles again one week later at No. 14 NC State…made five tackles in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…started in 45-3 victory at Miami and finished game with four tackles and two-yard touchdown catch…made two tackles and rushed for one-yard touchdown vs. No. 4 Clemson…touchdown vs. Tigers capped 15-play drive, tied for FSU’s longest scoring drive in 2022…recorded four tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one forced fumble in 35-31 win at Louisville…made four tackles, 1.0 for loss, in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…had three tackles in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…recorded three tackles and one pass breakup in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…made three tackles in 38-3 win at Syracuse…registered three tackles, 0.5 for loss, in 45-38 victory vs. Florida.

2021:

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Played in all 12 games with 11 starts…recorded 69 tackles, including 5.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery…Seminole Scholar…tackles total ranked fourth on team…made career-high 11 tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Clemson…registered four tackles, 1.0 for loss, in season opener vs. No. 9 Notre Dame…made four tackles vs. Jacksonville State…recorded five tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry at Wake Forest…made seven tackles in back-to-back weeks vs. Louisville and vs. Syracuse…had three tackles at North Carolina…recorded five tackles, including 1.0 sack, and one fumble recovery vs. UMass…registered seven tackles and one pass breakup vs. North Carolina State…had one solo stop vs. Miami…made six solo tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at Boston College…recorded nine tackles, 0.5 for loss, and one pass breakup in season finale at Florida.

2020:

Played in seven games and recorded 12 tackles, including 0.5 sack…registered season-best five tackles in 56-35 win vs. Duke…made collegiate debut in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State and made one solo stop…had one solo tackle at No. 5 Notre Dame…recorded 0.5 sack in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina…made two solo tackles at Louisville…also registered two tackles vs. Pitt….also saw action at North Carolina State.

BEFORE FSU:

Three-star rated as No. 30 athlete nationally and No. 73 overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals…ranked as No. 55 athlete nationally by 247Sports Composite and as Georgia’s 82nd-best overall prospect by 247…four-year letterman on offense and defense for Irwin County…two-time GACA Player of the Year…helped lead Indians to state championship and perfect 13-0 record his senior season, rushing for 174 yards in state title game…was named Region 2-A Defensive Player of the Year after leading defense that allowed only 5.4 points per game, including seven shutouts…helped lead team to state championship game appearances as a junior and sophomore…won three straight state wrestling championships and finished 2019 with perfect 36-0 record…selected Florida State over Georgia and Virginia Tech.