FSU football: 3 reasons Marvin Jones Jr. reaches potential at FSU

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FSU football has a strong reputation as Transfer Portal Kings in recent years. However, their ability to identify and evaluate talent at the defensive end position is unmatched. FSU took former Georgia defensive end Jermaine Johnson from the transfer portal and transformed him into an All-American and NFL First Round Draft pick. A year later, FSU took former Albany defensive end Jared Verse from the FCS levels and transformed him into an All-American and likely NFL First-Round Draft pick. Neither Johnson nor Verse were highly recruited out of high school. Johnson went the JUCO route before landing at Georgia in a reserve role.

Verse went to Albany before transforming his body in the offseason to add impressive size during the pandemic. FSU coaches are back in the transfer portal again, looking for another defensive end as a familiar target became available. The son of former FSU great Marvin Jones, Marvin Jones Jr., entered the portal earlier this week and scheduled an official visit a few days later. It was a name FSU fans have been waiting on since he chose Georgia over the Noles in the 2022 recruiting cycle. What's a major difference between Jones Jr. and Johnson and Verse? Jones Jr. was a consensus five-star recruit. Jones Jr. committed to the Noles on Monday. Here are three reasons he can reach his full potential at FSU.