DT AYOBAMI TIFASE
Florida State had four elite defensive tackles during the 2023 season with Fabien Lovett Sr., Braden Fiske, Darrell Jackson Jr., and Joshua Farmer. However, both Lovett Sr. and Fiske have exceeded their eligibility for the 2024 campaign.
While fans know that defensive tackle coach Odell Haggins does a tremendous job of developing his players on the roster, the talent at the position needs to be replenished.
The Seminoles do have pieces such as Daniel Lyons and KJ Sampson that are viable younger options that could develop into something special. However, Florida State saw redshirt freshman Ayobami Tifase enter the transfer portal and eventually commit to Georgia Tech, who the Seminoles will be playing in Week 0 in Ireland.
While Tifase did not play much while he was in the garnet and gold, some of the media members thought that the Maryland native could amount to something if he put in the work and effort. The former three-star prospect was reclassified to the 2022 cycle after being a 2023 recruit.
It is all a matter of "what ifs" with Tifase, but it would have been nice to see how he blossomed in Year 3 or 4 of his career in Tallahassee.