FSU football was defeated by the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the 2023 season has now come to an end.
The coaching staff now has to turn the page on the campaign. The Early Signing Period that occurred earlier this month is finished, which means that the Seminoles will be going big-game hunting via the transfer portal.
Head football coach Mike Norvell has been known to acquire several highly-touted transfers to his roster that ultimately help his squad win football games. While it is not necessarily the most traditional way of constructing the roster, it is how the college football landscape is constructed.
The Seminoles brought in twelve transfers last season, which included players such as Keon Coleman, Jaheim Bell, and Braden Fiske. All of those notable transfers will be taking their talents to the NFL.
Fast forward to this offseason, Florida State has only landed one transfer (while it was a very talented one) in Georgia's sophomore defensive end Marvin Jones Jr. This was a position of need for the Seminoles after losing a talent such as redshirt junior Jared Verse to the NFL.
As fans saw in the Orange Bowl matchup versus Bulldogs, Florida State needs to fill quite a few positions with veteran leadership and/or talent to progressively the young contributors on the roster. One position that has been identified as one to monitor is wide receiver.
Florida State is losing both redshirt junior Johnny Wilson and junior Keon Coleman after they both declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. As a result, the Seminoles might acquire another playmaker in their offense.
According to a report from 247Sports National College Football Reporter Matt Zenitz, Troy wide receiver transfer Jabre Barber has locked in visit plans for Kansas State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, and Florida State. The four-year contributor for the Trojans had 75 receptions for 999 yards and 5 touchdowns last season.
While Barber is only listed at 5'10", and 180 pounds, he is still a dynamic weapon that can be explosive in the open field. Zenitz did not mention a date that Barber would visit. However, the last day to drop/add classes at Florida State is January 11th (athletes can sometimes find loopholes to extend the drop/add dates) so that could create a good base line before the visit takes place (if it does happen).