FSU’s football roster for next year continues to take shape, but on Thursday it does so in the form of players leaving the team via the transfer portal.
Tight end Tre’ McKitty announced via social media that he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer. This past season McKitty caught just 23 passes for 241 yards in what was expected to be an expanded role in former offensive coordinator Kendal Briles’ offense. As a sophomore in 2018, McKitty caught 26 passes for 256 yards.
Despite the reduction in his workload in the passing game McKitty was one of the most effective blockers on a team that struggled to run the ball with any consistency. FSU will have just two scholarship tight ends on the roster – Camren McDonald and signee Carter Boatwright – in the spring unless a transfer option develops.
Offensive tackle Jauan Williams is also in the transfer portal, a school spokesperson confirmed. Williams was the left tackle for the Seminoles at the beginning of the this past season but saw limited action for most of the second half the season due to injury.
The departure of Williams leaves FSU with another hole to fill on an offensive line that is need of some immediate help for next season. FSU did land a potential starter at a tackle position when FIU graduate transfer Devontay Taylor picked the Seminoles.
FSU has also lost receiver Tre’Shaun Harrison via the transfer portal, it was announced on Wednesday.