FSU football: Oregon State defensive end transfer Sione Lolohea commits to the Noles

Oregon State defensive end transfer Sione Lolohea commits to the Florida State Seminoles.

Oct 8, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive lineman Sione Lolohea (90)
Oct 8, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive lineman Sione Lolohea (90) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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FSU football has been red hot on the transfer portal acquisitions thus far. Fans questioned the recruiting prowess of head football coach Mike Norvell and he has delivered in every facet.

The Seminoles picked up nine transfers in the portal as of Wednesday morning. However, that afternoon, Florida State was back at it again with yet another experienced option when they acquired Oregon State defensive end transfer Sione Lolohea.

The Seminoles had already picked up one Oregon State transfer with quarterback DJ Uiagalelei. Now, Florida State has acquired his college teammate on the defensive side of the football.

Lolohea chose the Seminoles over the USC Trojans, whom he originally received a crystal ball prediction for. The talented defender is listed as a 6'3", 266-pound defensive end who was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection this year where he recorded 47 tackles (8.5 for loss) and 1.5 sacks.

This was a solid acquisition for the Seminoles at the defensive end position. Florida State is already having to replace the likes of Jared Verse (who declared for the 2024 NFL Draft) and Gilber Edmond (who entered the transfer portal).

While Florida State already added transfer pass rushers such as sophomore Marvin Jones Jr. and redshirt freshman Tomiwa Durojaiye, this should be a serviceable rotational piece with upside and collegiate experience.

I realize that certain members of the fanbase were nervous after Marvin Jones Jr. deleted his Florida State content and replaced it with pictures of him in a Georgia uniform. This made fans think that he was going back to the Bulldogs. His father (Marvin "Shade Tree" Jones Sr.) clarified the situation on his Twitter (X) account.

Overall, in terms of speaking about Lolohea, it is never a bad thing when acquiring multiple pass rushers on the defensive line. Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller continues to have weapons to utilize at his disposal.

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