Florida State football’s Dontae Lucas is no longer a part of the program. After being listed as the backup at left guard each of the prior two weeks, Lucas’ name did not appear on the depth chart for this week’s game vs. Wake Forest.
A school spokesperson has confirmed with Tomahawk Nation that Lucas is no longer a part of the Florida State football program.
The former four-star was FSU’s highest-rated offensive player in the 2019 recruiting class. Lucas started seven games in each of the last two seasons. In 2019 as a true freshman, he started five games at right guard and two at left guard. He appeared in 11 total games. He was FSU’s first true freshman offensive lineman to start a season opener since 2008. After the season, Lucas was named a second-team Freshman All-American by the Athletic.
In 2020, he appeared in eight games and all seven of his starts came at left guard. Lucas lost his starting job this season as Florida State added grad-transfer Dillan Gibbons to take over the left guard spot. Despite losing his starting job, Lucas had appeared in FSU’s first two games. Per PFF, Lucas was on the field for 49 of 79 snaps against Jacksonville State, but had the lowest grade of the offensive linemen.
9/16 AM UPDATE
Lucas is officially in the transfer portal:
After previously announcing his intentions, 2019 4-star OL Dontae Lucas has officially entered the transfer portal; he started 14 games over the last two seasons and played 76 snaps in the first 2 games this season at Florida State @rivalsmike @Warchant https://t.co/fORbVHN24s— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) September 16, 2021