FSU football: Noles land transfer offensive playmaker Jaylin Lucas from Indiana

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FSU football coaches continue to stay hot in the transfer portal as the start of the 2024 spring semester in Tallahassee nears. FSU added its sixth transfer portal addition Sunday afternoon when Indiana RB Jaylin Lucas announced his commitment to the Noles. He's the younger brother of FSU WR Ja'Khi Douglas and was offered by the Noles in the 2022 recruiting cycle. What does Lucas bring to the Noles? His production has been similar to Lawrance Toafili over the past two years at Indiana but with more of a threat on special teams. Lucas averaged nearly five yards per rush and had two rushing touchdowns in each of his two years at Indiana.

He became much more of a threat in the passing game in year two, hauling in 34 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns. However, it was as a kickoff return specialist that he made his mark. He has averaged nearly 27 yards per return and three kickoffs for touchdowns over the last two years. He's also capable of returning punts if he has to. Lucas checks in at 5'9" and 170 pounds with two years of eligibility remaining. Lucas has great speed, clocking a 4.33 forty-yard dash last spring. Mike Norvell and the coaching staff have emphasized adding speed to his offense, and Lucas fits right in. Lucas has the ability to make guys miss in the open field with sudden moves that look effortless.

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FSU coaches continue to build their roster like a Tetris puzzle from the portal. Nearly all of the new additions have multiple years of eligibility left and fit specific needs of the team. I could see Lucas in the slot and running back, which would be a nightmare for opposing linebackers attempting to cover him in space. Welcome to Tallahassee Jaylin!

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