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McKenzie Milton picks FSU

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McKenzie Milton didn’t need much time to find a new home: Florida State.

The UCF quarterback announced last week he will be a grad transfer and on Sunday told ESPN.com he was coming to Tallahassee.

“You see Florida State, the garnet and gold, it speaks for itself,” Milton told ESPN. “The notoriety the people that have come through there, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward, Jameis Winston, it speaks for itself. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity. It’s something I don’t take for granted, especially what I’ve been through the past two years. It’s a very special opportunity, and I feel like we can get that thing turned around in the near future.”

Milton threw for 8,683 yards, 72 touchdowns and 22 interceptions from 2016-18 at UCF. He suffered a brutal knee injury and spent time in the hospital as doctors repaired nerve and artery damage in November 2018 but has worked hard for the last two years to get back on the field.

Since Milton played three years at UCF, he will only have one year to play at FSU.

FSU does not have a quarterback commitment in the 2021 class following Luke Altmyer’s decision to flip to Ole Miss. The Seminoles will have Jordan Travis, Chubba Purdy and Tate Rodemaker on the roster next season.

“I’m going to have to go in and earn it, but it’s not something where they said you’re going to be the guy and that’s not something I want,” Milton told ESPN. “I want to go earn it, I want to earn the respect of the guys, and I just want to be a good teammate to the other quarterbacks, like I was at UCF. At the end of the day, the best guy needs to play, whether it’s me or one of the other guys so it’s my job to go out there and earn it every day and hopefully I can do that.”