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Arkansas cornerback Jarques McClellion transfers to FSU

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The former two-year starter is headed to Tallahassee

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With Asante Samuel, Jr. heading to the NFL Draft FSU is in need of day-one ready corner-back talent and it just filled that need in the portal. Redshirt-junior Arkansas CB Jarques McClellion will spend his remaining eligibility at Florida State University. McClellion announced his commitment today on twitter:

Originally from American Heritage high school by way of Delray Beach, Florida McClellion coming back home for his final collegiate season makes sense after deciding to forego the NFL Draft for another year of tape and readiness.

He’s a former two-year starter that opted out of playing this fall due to health reasons after being quarantined in early October. In two seasons for Arkansas he had 59 tackles, 11 pass break-ups, and one interception in 23 games played. At 6’0 188 pounds, he’s a productive, longer corner and fills a big need for FSU’s secondary.

We knew that FSU would be very active in the portal this off-season and with a quarterback and a cornerback now in the fold that is proving to be true.