Brownlee departs FSU, enters transfer portal

Florida State cornerback Jarvis Brownlee has entered the transfer portal, and a school spokesperson confirmed he is “no longer part of our program” when asked by the Osceola on Thursday morning. Brownlee’s decision to enter the transfer portal was first reported by On3Sports.com.

Brownlee did not practice with the Seminoles this spring, although he was listed on the team’s online spring media guide. The Miami native started 12 games in 2021, recording 51 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and three pass breakups.

“First and foremost I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play the game I love,” Brownlee posted on Twitter. “During my time at FSU, I have played alongside the best of teammates and cultivated lifelong friendships that will continue to be a part of my life and push me to be the best version of myself day in and day out. I would like to thank Florida State University, the entire coaching staff for the opportunity and experience of being a Nole. With that being said I decided to enter the transfer portal. I feel that this is what is best for me and the goals and aspirations that I would like to accomplish. Lastly, I want to thank my family for supporting me throughout this tough decision. I am looking forward to this new journey, but I will always appreciate my time here at Florida State University.”

Defensive back is among FSU’s deepest positions. The Seminoles have a number of options with college experience at corner, including Omarion Cooper, Travis Jay and Jarrian Jones. Kevin Knowles II has also played the nickel corner spot. Akeem Dent has played corner and safety in his FSU career.

Two of FSU’s top prospects in the 2022 class — defensive backs Sam McCall and Azareye’h Thomas — enrolled early and have made an impression in the first five spring practices.

FSU returns to the practice field on Thursday afternoon and will hold a closed scrimmage on Saturday.