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Florida State Football: Transfers granted eligibility

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NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Football’s roster just improved. Two incoming transfers were granted a waiver, allowing them to be eligible for the 2020 season (when it happens).

Jarrian Jones and Fabien Lovett both committed to FSU after choosing to leave Mississippi State.

Lovett committed to the ‘Noles first, with the defensive tackle’s commitment a big boost to the depth at the DT position. Lovett is a player FSU head coach Mike Norvell had his eye on at Memphis, as well, and with good reason - Tomahawk Nation scouted him for our readers.

Jarrian Jones decided to rejoin his former teammate, committing at the beginning of June. Jones is a versatile defender in the backfield, with great footwork, as Tomahawk Nation previously mentioned in a scouting report.

Florida State announced the eligibility Thursday, with coach Norvell offering praise to his newly-eligible student-athletes:

“We are fired up for Jarrian and Fabien to have this opportunity to compete this season,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “The entire Florida State family is grateful to the NCAA committee for their time considering these appeals for two great young men. Jarrian and Fabien are tremendous football players who have already had a positive impact on our program, and I’m looking forward to seeing that impact continue to grow.”