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Chris McClellan offered by Florida State

Nole thy enemy?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 18 Florida at Missouri

Florida State football has extended another offer in the transfer portal, and it’s another familiar foe, this time Florida Gators defensive lineman Chris McClellan:

McClellan, who stands 6’3 320 pounds, and is from North Tulsa, Oklahoma, was offered by Florida State out of high school, as well, but the blue-chip lineman didn’t show heavy interest. He eventually chose the Gators after taking official visits with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners and USC Trojans.

He just officially went into the portal mid-morning, but already has offers from the Auburn Tigers, Colorado Buffaloes, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, and SMU Mustangs, in addition to FSU.


From his UF bio:

2023: Appeared in all 12 games with one start… Finished with 23 tackles (seven solo), 1.0 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry… Made three tackles in his first collegiate start vs. No. 5 Florida State (Nov. 25)... Had two tackles at No. 9 Missouri (Nov. 18)... Aided a goal line stand with six tackles and assisted on a tackle-for-loss at No. 18 LSU (Nov. 11)... Made five tackles (two solo) against the Arkansas Razorbacks (Nov. 4)... Assisted on three tackles vs. the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (Oct. 28)... Made two solo tackles at South Carolina (Oct. 14)... Contributed on a tackle at the Kentucky Wildcats (Sept. 30)... Assisted on a tackle-for-loss vs. the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (Sept. 16)... In the season opener at the No. 14 Utah Utes (Aug. 31) registered one quarterback hurry.

2022: Played in all thirteen games and made his collegiate debut in the home opener vs. Utah (Sept. 3)… Recorded 2 tackles (1 solo) vs. the Oregon State Beavers in the Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 17)… Finished 23 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 quarterback hurry… Recorded 2 tackles (1 solo) at Florida State (Nov. 25)… Recorded 2 tackles including 0.5 sack at the Vanderbilt Commodores (Nov. 19)… Recorded 1 tackle vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks (Nov. 12)… Recorded 3 tackles including 0.5 TFL vs. Georgia (Oct. 29)… Recorded 2 tackles (1 solo) and 1 quarterback hurry vs. the LSU Tigers (Oct. 15)… Recorded 2 tackles (2 solo) vs. the Missouri Tigers (Oct. 8)… Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) including 1 TFL and 1 sack vs. Missouri (Oct. 8)… Recorded 1 tackle and recovered 1 fumble vs. Eastern Washington (Oct. 2)… Recorded 4 tackles (2 solo) including 0.5 TFL at Tennessee (Sept. 24)… Recorded 3 tackles vs. the USF Bulls (Sept. 17).

High SchoolRanked the No. 2 recruit in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports Composite Rankings... A four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite Rankings... Named the No. 17 defensive lineman and No. 100 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports Composite Rankings... Selected to the 2022 All-American Bowl Game... Listed in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2022... Signed with Florida over the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners and USC Trojans, among others.