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Defensive back Raymond Woodie III to transfer from Florida State

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Seminoles suffer more attrition.

Florida State Seminoles football suffered more roster attrition on Saturday as sophomore defensive back Raymond Woodie III announced he has elected to transfer out of the program:

Woodie, a former blue-chip safety recruit and a top-300 rated player in the class of 2019 according to the 247 Sports Composite, played sparingly as a backup in his time in Tallahassee. He played in six games in 2019, recording nine total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. In FSU’s shortened 2020 season he appeared in eight games and recorded 25 total tackles and one pass defensed. Woodie was often buried on the depth chart behind fellow safeties Travis Jay, Renardo Green, Brendan Gant, and a healthy Hamsah Nasirildeen.

Woodie’s father coached linebackers at FSU from 2018-2019 under former head coach Willie Taggart. Woodie Sr. subsequently followed Taggart to FAU to coach the same group.

Woodie is now the 12th player to have transferred from Florida State this season, and the team’s third defensive back to leave after Jaiden Lars-Woodbey and Cyrus Fagan.