The Florida State Seminoles football team has been on a roll when it comes to the transfer market. And they rolled another lucky pair this weekend with two transfers from Mississippi State. First, defensive tackle Fabien Lovett stuck to his commitment and signed with the Seminoles. And now his former teammate, safety Jarrian Jones, announced he’ll also be heading to Tallahassee.
June 1, 2020
Jones, a former 4-star Under Armour All-American safety from Flowood, MS, played his freshman season at Mississippi State before announcing plans to transfer.
Initially, Florida State looked to be too late for the DB’s services as he committed to Ole Miss. But before his commit, Jones tweeted out that he and Mike Norvell made contact:
Great Conversation with @Coach_Norvell .— J.Jones (@JarrianJones) May 21, 2020
The good news for Florida State is that a transfer commitment, like a high school commitment, isn’t binding until the proper documents are signed. And in the end, Norvell and Co. were able to pull off the rare transfer flip.
Jones played in 11 games for the Bulldogs last season, recording 12 total tackles and 2 pass break-ups. Jones will have to sit one year before playing unless granted an NCAA waiver.
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