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FSU signs West Virginia defensive line transfer Tomiwa Durojaiye

Sneaky good addition for the Noles.

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FSU has added another new player to the defensive line unit, and it’s a sneaky good addition.

Tomiwa Durojaiye hails from Philadelphia, PA, and started his college career playing for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats. He played in three games there and preserved his redshirt while working primarily with the scout team. He then transferred to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers and had a nice redshirt freshman campaign, notching 23 tackles (nine solo and six TFL), and three and a half sacks in 13 games.

At 6’4 278 pounds, Durojaiye has the athleticism to play multiple positions along the defensive line. He has a nice array of moves in his bull-rush technique and has shown the ability to shed blockers.

Durojaiye should be in the rotation once he learns the playbook and is expected to be a contributor. With three years of eligibility remaining, FSU loves his potential to eventually be developed into a starter.

From his official FSU bio:

Played in all 13 games during 2023 season at West Virginia…recorded 23 tackles, including 6.0 for loss with 3.5 sacks, and one quarterback hurry…sacks total ranked second among Mountaineers…made career-high five tackles, 1.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, in win at TCU…appeared in three games at Kentucky while redshirting during 2022 season…ranked as Delaware’s No. 1 prospect by On3 and Rivals and No. 2 prospect in Delaware by 247Sports and ESPN…rated as No. 39 defensive lineman nationally by On3, No. 51 defensive tackle by ESPN and No. 54 strong-side defensive end in nation by Rivals…two-time first-team all-state selection…named Delaware 3A Defensive Player of the Year while leading Middletown to 3A state championship his senior year…recorded 58 tackles, 25.5 for loss with 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups…made 45 tackles, 19.5 for loss with 8.5 sacks, in junior season as Cavaliers advanced to Division I DIAA championship game.