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Florida State offers Pittsburgh defensive end Samuel Okunlola

The first of many.

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Monday was the first official day for the Transfer Portal in college football, and the Florida State Seminoles didn’t waste any time, extending an offer to Pittsburgh Panthers defensive end Samuel Okunlola:

Okunlola, who’s listed at 6’4 245 pounds, played in 11 games in this, his redshirt freshman season, and while he only racked up 18 tackles, he made them count, as he collected six tackles for loss, including a team-high five sacks.

Florida State will be looking to add depth to a defensive end room that’s sure to see Jared Verse leave for the National Football League as a projected 1st round pick in April’s NFL Draft.


From Okunlola’s Pitt bio:

2022: Enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in January 2022 following his early graduation from Thayer Academy…played in the season’s final four games, preserving a freshman redshirt...appearances came against the Virginia Cavaliers, Duke Blue Devils, Miami Hurricanes and UCLA Bruins (Sun Bowl).

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly regarded edge rusher who earned more than 50 scholarship offers from across the country…All-New England…All-Independent School League (ISL)…ISL Co-Most Valuable Player…a two-way player for Thayer Academy…compiled 49 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…averaged 31.7 yards per reception as a tight end (222 yards on seven catches)…rated Massachusetts’ No. 2 overall prospect by Rivals, No. 5 by 247Sports and No. 6 by ESPN…played under Coach Jeff Toussaint.

PERSONAL: Samuel Okunlola, born 9/27/03, is the son of Jomel and Monica Okunlola…has three brothers…brother, Samson, is a freshman offensive lineman at Miami...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.