FSU football: Georgia DE transfer Marvin Jones Jr. is expected to visit FSU this weekend

Florida State is expected to have Georgia sophomore defensive end transfer Marvin Jones Jr. come in for a visit this weekend.
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FSU football will likely be losing ultra-talented pass rusher Jared Verse to the NFL this offseason. The Seminoles also had a scare recently where redshirt sophomore defensive end Patrick Payton was thought to potentially enter the transfer portal. However, that situation seems to have gotten better.

With that being said, the defensive end position still needs to be evaluated as reserves such as Byron Turner Jr. and Gilber Edmond would likely have to step up in elevated roles until the coaching staff taps into the transfer portal to find Verse's replacement. Luckily, Florida State has done a tremendous job with locating talent at that position in the transfer portal with Jermaine Johnson II, Keir Thomas, and Jared Verse.

The Seminoles will likely have to have a repeat of success this offseason to replace Verse, who has combined to have 18 total sacks in his two seasons in Tallahassee. One name to monitor at the defensive end position that had fans salivating when he announced that he was entering the transfer portal was Georgia sophomore Marvin Jones Jr.

According to a report from 247Sports ' National College Football Reporter Matt Zenitz, Georgia sophomore defensive transfer Marvin Jones Jr. is expected to visit Florida State this weekend.

Jones Jr. is the son of Marvin Jones Sr., who was an All-American linebacker at Florida State from 1990-1992. The recruitment of the younger Jones was somewhat complicated, it seemed as though he loved what the Seminoles had to offer. But the football team was coming off a 5-7 season where they had a historic loss to FCS opponent Jacksonville State. Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs were the best team in college football and were developing defensive ends to the NFL at a high rate.

During his two seasons with the Bulldogs, Jones Jr. only had 16 total tackles (5.5 tackles for loss) and two sacks. The opportunity for playing time certainly did not seem to be there. With Verse most likely declaring for the NFL Draft, the legacy recruit could certainly come in and start at the position.

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