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FSU gets Greedy: Vance announces transfer

Florida State landed a defensive back via the transfer portal when Greedy Vance announced his commitment on Tuesday afternoon.

Vance had 36 tackles and a fumble recovery in 2021 at Louisville. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Vance played two seasons for the Cardinals and would have at least three seasons (and perhaps four) to play at FSU.

A native of Kenner, La., Vance was considered one of the top 50 defensive backs in the class of 2020. Vance entered the transfer portal on Dec. 22 and quickly made a decision.

“I love that kid to death,” Louisville defensive coordinator Bryan Brown told 247Sports last week. “He’s a great football player, he’s going to be a pretty good football player. He has been practicing, but Greedy just has some family issues, some personal things back at home. He wanted to try to get closer to home. He’s from New Orleans and he’s from a nice-sized family, where he’s used to those guys being around a lot. We’re you’re an 18-19 year-old kid, that can get to you sometimes. We had multiple conversations and I didn’t want him to leave, he doesn’t really want to leave, but there just certain circumstances back at home that he wants to get a little bit closer to home.”

He adds to what appears to be a busy offseason of rebuilding the roster through the transfer portal. Vance is the fifth transfer to FSU, joining offensive linemen Kaydel Lyles (Wisconsin) and Bless Harris (Lamar) as well as receivers Mycah Pittman (Oregon) and Johnny Wilson (Arizona State).