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Brandon Moore and Josh Griffis no longer members of Florida State football

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We wish them luck.

Brett Nevitt (Tomahawk Nation)

In the last week, the Florida State Seminoles football program lost some depth on the defensive side of the ball with UCF Knights defensive back transfer Brandon Moore and former IMG defensive end Josh Griffis announcing they were entering the transfer portal.

Both players would’ve provided potential depth in case of injuries to others, but neither should be seen as a serious loss.

BRANDON MOORE

Appeared in 27 games with 21 starts at UCF…recorded 76 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, two interceptions, 19 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for Knights…started 2019 season opener, recording two tackles and one pass breakup, before season-ending injury that also kept him from playing in 2020…started all 13 games at cornerback in 2018 and earned honorable mention All-AAC honors…recorded 43 tackles, 1.0 for loss, one interception and 10 pass breakups…ranked eighth in AAC in passes defended and pass breakups…returned interception 93 yards for touchdown vs. No. 11 LSU in Fiesta Bowl…made career-high seven tackles vs. FAU…played all 13 games with seven starts as redshirt freshman when UCF posted perfect 13-0 record…registered 31 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one interception, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…three-year letterman at Seminole…made seven interceptions, including five during sophomore season.

JOSH GRIFFIS

2020:

Played in seven games and recorded four tackles, including 1.0 for loss…Seminole Scholar…made two tackles in collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech…registered 1.0 tackle for loss for minus-five yards at No. 12 Miami…had one tackle at No. 5 Notre Dame…also saw action in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State, 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina, at Louisville and in 56-35 win vs. Duke.

BEFORE FSU:

Three-star recruit rated as No. 23 weak-side defensive end by 247Sports Composite and No. 75 overall prospect from Florida…No. 28 at his position according to Rivals…made 29 tackles including 22 solo stops and 5.5 sacks in nine games as a senior…was part of defense that recorded 34.0 sacks and 81.5 tackles for loss in 2019…contributed 16 tackles, 1.0 sack and three quarterback hurries in six games as a junior…made 38 tackles and 6.0 sacks and added two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a sophomore at Clay High School…received numerous offers and picked FSU over Louisville.