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Report: Offensive lineman Chaz Neal enters transfer portal

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The redshirt sophomore signed in 2018

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According to the Rivals’ run Twitter account NCAA Transfer Portal, Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman Chaz Neal has entered his name into the transfer system.

Neal, a redshirt sophomore out of Zephryhills, signed with the Seminoles in 2018 as a three-star prospect. Redshirting that year, he appeared in games throughout the 2019 and 2020 season, rotating on the line and playing a part on special teams.

Where Neal made his greatest contribution at FSU was off the field — the lineman was one of the more active members in the community, spearheading several of the Seminoles’ charitable actions over his career.

From a Tomahawk Nation piece last summer:

For redshirt sophomore Chaz Neal, this is further encouragement towards a passion for charitable action that dates back tohigh school — where he spent a good chunk of his days volunteering his time and bonding with exceptional student education (ESE) students.

Neal is using the moment to work on putting in motion a long-held vision: a non-profit designed to assist in the educational and lifestyle needs of visually-impaired and disabled students.

During a phone interview, Neal said he is seeing players step up and take ownership of their status as student-athletes, something that excites him.

“It just shows the level of connection on the team and how we’re coming together. We’ve had bonds over the years, since I’ve been here, but the bond we’re building now, it’s just different. And I can’t wait for the rest of the year, I just know it was way stronger than it was before.”

His full bio from the Florida State website:

2020:

Appeared in first six games of season…Seminole Scholar…in addition to offensive line appearances, also blocked on kicking unit…FSU kickers made eight field goals and 26 PATs in 2020.

2019:

Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on extra-point team…helped Noles convert 46-of-47 PATs.

2018:

Worked with FSU’s scout team while redshirting.

BEFORE FSU:

A consensus three-star prospect … played defense in high school and was ranked a top-70 weak side defensive end in the country by 247Sports … as a senior produced 50 tackles, including 14 for loss with four sacks, five pass breakups and a forced fumble … displays tremendous upside with an NFL-ready frame … transferred from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida after an injury sidelined him for his entire junior season … teammates with fellow FSU signee Isaiah Bolden … chose the Seminoles over Southern Cal, Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland and South Florida among others.