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Jammie Robinson transfers to FSU from South Carolina

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FSU head coach Mike Norvell continues to use the NCAA transfer portal to strengthen the Seminole defense in 2021. On Sunday, Jammie Robinson from South Carolina announced he will transfer to Florida State.

Robinson thanked God, his family and South Carolina fans before saying “I will be taking my talents to Florida State University. #GoNoles”

Robinson was a true sophomore in 2020 and will have three years’ of eligibility remaining in his college career. The Lee County (Ga.) High product was the 32nd-best safety prospect in the country as a high school senior in 2018 by 247Sports. He played nickel corner and safety for the Gamecocks. As a true freshman in 2019 he was named to the Coaches’ All-SEC Freshmen Team.

At South Carolina, Robinson totaled 136 tackles (including 74 stops in 2020). He totaled two interceptions and 10 passes defended over the past two seasons. Robinson totaled double-digit tackles during the 2020 season in games against LSU, Ole Miss and Georgia.

Robinson joins Arkansas transfer Jarques McClellion as the second defensive back to choose FSU via the transfer portal this offseason. He also fills a potential void left by the departure of safety Raymond Woodie III, who entered the portal earlier this month but has not announced where he will play next season. Robinson should compete to be the starter at either free safety or strong safety right away and definitely adds some much needed experience to what will be a young secondary in 2021.

FSU has now added six new members to the secondary for next season, including high school prospects Kevin Knowles, Shyheim Brown, Omarion Cooper and Hunter Washington, all of whom signed with the Seminoles during the NCAA early signing period in December.