Florida State has secured another top player out of the transfer portal, landing and signing Western Michigan Broncos defensive lineman transfer Braden Fiske.
Fiske was courted by several Power Five programs but was being most heavily pursued by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who brought him in for a visit earlier this month.
The fifth-year senior earned second-team All-MAC honors for the Broncos after a 2022 performance that saw him log up 59 tackles (12 for loss) and six sacks.
“I’m fired up to have Braden joining our program,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “He has been an extremely productive playmaker with his relentless style of play and versatility along the defensive line. As we went through the evaluation and recruitment of Braden, it was obvious that he was the right fit for Florida State on and off the field. We are excited to have him as part of the Seminole Family.”
From his official FSU bio:
Ranked as top defensive lineman in portal by 247Sports and On3…rated sixth overall by On3 and 14th among all transfer prospects by 247…played in 33 games with 19 starts in five seasons at Western Michigan…recorded 148 tackles, including 27.5 for loss with 13.5 sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick…second-team All-MAC performer in 2022 after making 58 tackles, 12.0 for loss with 6.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…registered 43 tackles, 8.0 for loss with 4.0 sacks, during 2021 season…made 23 tackles, 5.5 for loss with 2.5 sacks, and blocked field goal in six games in 2020…recorded 24 tackles, 2.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, and one fumble recovery as redshirt freshman in 2019…played in two games as true freshman…four-year letterman at Michigan City…three-time All-Duneland Conference selection and two-time team captain…helped lead Wolves to semifinal round of 5A state playoffs his senior year…also played baseball at Michigan City.
A productive playmaker and the nation's No. 1 transfer defensive lineman is headed to Tallahassee! Help us welcome @bradenfiske55 to #Tribe23— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 27, 2022
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