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Malcolm Ray plans to enter transfer portal

Transfer portal giveth, transfer portal taketh away.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 14 Syracuse at Florida State Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Florida State football might be losing a defensive tackle, as Malcolm Ray announced he plans on entering the transfer portal:

Ray played in 41 games during his time in Tallahassee, gradually earning more playing time each season and accumulating 56 tackles (eight TFLs), three sacks, and a fumble recovery.


FSU bio from Seminoles.com

2022:

Played in all 13 games with five starts…recorded 15 tackles, including 2.5 for loss with 2.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries…made career-high-tying four tackles in 35-31 win at Louisville…recorded two tackles, 1.0 sack, and one quarterback hurry vs. No. 4 Clemson…had 1.0 sack and one quarterback hurry at No. 14 NC State…registered one tackle and one quarterback hurry vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…made two tackles, 0.5 for loss, in 45-38 victory vs. Florida…had two solo stops in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl win vs. Oklahoma…recorded first career fumble recovery in 45-3 victory at Miami…made solo stop in 24-23 win vs. LSU…registered one tackle in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne and 49-17 win vs. Louisiana.

2021:

Appeared in 10 games with two starts…recorded 24 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, and one quarterback hurry…made career-high four tackles, 1.0 for loss, at North Carolina in first collegiate start…recorded career-high 2.0 tackles for loss as part of three-tackle performance at Boston College…started vs. UMass and registered two tackles…made two tackles vs. Jacksonville State…had three stops at Wake Forest…had one tackle vs. Louisville…recorded three tackles, 1.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, and one quarterback hurry at Clemson…made three tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. North Carolina State…registered two solo stops vs. Miami…made one tackle in season finale at Florida.

2020:

Appeared in six games and recorded two solo tackles…registered two solo stops vs. Pitt…also saw action vs. Georgia Tech, at No. 12 Miami, in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State, in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina and at North Carolina State.

2019:

Worked with FSU’s scout team while redshirting.

BEFORE FSU:

Consensus three-star defensive tackle that displays tremendous athleticism and strong work ethic…rated as the nation’s No. 50 defensive tackle and Florida’s No. 94 overall prospect by 247Sports…as a senior, helped lead defense that posted five shutouts, including three in a row, while holding opponents to average of 9.8 points per game as Miami Carol City posted 9-3 overall record and advanced to regional semifinal round of FHSAA 6A state playoffs…as a junior named Florida 6A first-team all-state by FloridaHSFootball…as a sophomore helped lead Carol City to 6A state championship…chose FSU over several offers including the Boston College Eagles, Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats and South Florida Bulls.