FSU football is currently acquiring transfers in the portal to replenish the depth on the roster as well as elevate the floor of the squad for the 2024 season.
This is a pivotal period for the Seminoles as they look to build positive momentum from the 13-1 season in 2023. The coaching staff has already secured three transfers in Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, Georgia defensive end Marvin Jones Jr., and LSU wide receiver Jalen Brown.
However, Florida State is not done yet as they have slowly started to become a transfer portal destination. While opposing fan bases (*cough* Miami *cough*) think that acquiring transfers makes your football program unsustainable, the Seminoles have continued to grow under the guidance of head football coach Mike Norvell.
On Saturday afternoon, another transfer is trending to the good guys as Miami cornerback transfer Davonte Brown has received a crystal ball prediction in favor of Florida State from Noles247 FSU Insider Brendan Sonnone.
Brown was a veteran transfer that the Seminoles were trying to acquire last offseason. However, the Hurricanes were able to secure the signing of the defensive back.
It seems to be a common theme during this transfer portal period, but the second time might be the charm. After striking out on Brown the first time to Miami, Florida State might end up being able to get the last laugh.
If the four-year contributor did come to Tallahassee, it would be his third destination after previously playing for Miami and UCF. During the 2023 season, Brown had an underwhelming campaign with the Hurricanes where he recorded 10 total tackles.
However, defensive backs coach Patrick Surtain Sr. could be able to get the best out of the veteran with effective coaching. It is never a bad thing to have veteran depth in a room that lost redshirt seniors Jarrian Jones and Renardo Green and could potentially lose junior Fentrell Cypress II (who has not announced if he will declare for the 2024 NFL Draft).
The defensive scheme often utilizes multiple defensive backs in the formation, this could be an opportunity for the Seminoles to, at worst, get a veteran to lead some of the young cornerbacks and maybe even give Florida State to sign his younger brother (cornerback Damari Brown) who is currently at Miami and has not entered the transfer portal.