FSU lands pair of transfers from SEC schools

Florida State was busy on Saturday night, landing a pair of Florida-born prospects via the transfer portal.

Defensive tackle Keir Thomas (South Carolina) and running back D.J. Williams (Auburn), grabbing veterans who will add depth and experience at their respective positions.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Thomas had 32 tackles and three sacks in 2020. The Miami Central graduate has played in 47 career games at South Carolina and is likely a senior this coming season.

The 5-10, 208-pound Williams has run for 599 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons at Auburn. The Lake Placid (Fla.) native also has 12 career receptions and will likely have two seasons at FSU.

This continues a trend of Florida natives picking FSU, including Kansas receiver transfer Andrew Parchment and Arkansas cornerback Jarques McClellion. It also extends a trend of grabbing players from the SEC, a list that also includes Jermaine Johnson (Georgia), Jashaun Corbin (Texas A&M), Fabien Lovett and Jarrian Jones (Mississippi State).

FSU may land another commit in the coming days if South Carolina defensive back Jammie Robinson opts to land in Tallahassee. The Seminoles will begin offseason strength and conditioning workouts on Monday.

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