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TE McKitty, OT Williams enter transfer portal

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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.

Comments

  1. Bob FerranteReply

    The loss of McKitty is a tough one. Underutilized by Taggart-Briles. Improved as a blocker. He was a guy that I thought would have a breakout 2019 season.

    McDonald is a very talented, smart guy. Boatwright has long been discussed a potential OL in college. FSU will need to look around at transfer or high school options. Dillingham said that he and Norvell use the TE more in their offense so they will be evaluating prospects.

  2. Jim GladdenReply

    Coach Bowden always told us, “YOU CAN’T WORRY ABOUT THE ONES YOU LOSE, WORRY ABOUT THE ONES YOU HAVE,” JG

  3. scott yanceyReply

    Coach Gladden is right.

  4. Clif CurryReply

    Obviously Coach Norvell’s discipline and work ethic is not for everyone! Next man up!
    Go Noles!

    • Patrick BurnhamReply

      I wouldn’t think that Tre’ left because of the new staff implementing their style of discipline/values in Coach Norvell’s program. Could be as simple as he wants to go to a program that features the tight end more. And, yes football is a next man business but you can’t discount that you are losing one your better offensive players as Bob said in an earlier post.

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