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 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Florida State
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  In a season filled with its fair share of ups and downs, Florida State running back Lawrance Toafili emerged as a bright spot for the Seminoles in 2020. The true freshman became a legitimate threat with the ability to confound defenses as a rusher and a passing threat. "Lawrance is a really talented player," FSU coach Mike Norvell said. "Not only with what he does running the ball, but the ability to catch the ball no matter where he's aligned, whether it's releasing from the backfield or lining up in the slot. He's a matchup problem for defenses because of that versatility." The Seminoles used Toafili's athleticism in a variety of ways, lining him up at the wideout and slot positions and in the return game. But it was at tailback where Toafili saw most of his work, rushing for 356 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-high 117 yards against Duke in the regular-season finale. Five of his 37 runs went for 20-plus yards, including a career-long 49-yard run against Louisville Oct. 24. He was the second-leading receiver among the running backs with 12 catches for 120 yards. - Sun-Sentinel

(DS#10 RB) Fr/2024 RB Lawrance ToafiliFlorida State
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  Last season, four different quarterbacks started games under center for Florida State. Among them was Tate Rodemaker, who made his first career start against Jacksonville State. Rodemaker struggled as he completed 8 of 12 passes for 58 yards before being benched for Jordan Travis. After the game against Jacksonville State, Rodemaker would see action in just two more games the rest of the season. Entering his first full spring camp, Rodemaker says the experience he received last season was invaluable. "I just want to take advantage of those in-game reps or team reps because I need as much experience as I can get," Rodemaker said. "Obviously, last year was not what I wanted when I was in the game. I really didn't get that many reps, so I just want to get mental reps when the other quarterbacks are not on the field." Rodemaker is competing with McKenzie Milton and Jordan Travis for FSU's starting quarterback job. While none of the quarterbacks have really stood out so far, Rodemaker played well in last Saturday's scrimmage. - Times Union

(DS#999 QB) Fr/2024 QB Tate RodemakerFlorida State
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  03/20/21 - Chubba PurdyFr/2024, Florida State, 6-2, 212 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Florida State coach Mike Norvell said redshirt freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy won't participate in the remainder of spring camp. Purdy appeared in three games last season including one start against NC State before having to undergo season-ending surgery on a broken collarbone in November. He had surgery back in August for the injury but was forced to go under the knife again in order to have the hardware previously inserted into his collarbone removed after it began causing irritation and inflammation. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) Fr/2024 QB Chubba PurdyFlorida State
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  Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton has put his surgically repaired knee through the paces so far through offseason workouts and three practices this spring. "I feel really good out there," Milton said Friday following the Seminoles' first practice in full pads. "I don't feel like there are any hiccups or anything like that running around. I feel comfortable out on the field and seeing the field. "I'm still trying to get to the point that the offense is second-nature. I feel like the only way to get there is to continue to get into my playbook and continue to get those reps. Not just live reps, but mental reps when guys are taking reps. I feel very confident out there." Milton transferred to FSU in December after five seasons at UCF, but the senior hasn't played competitively since suffering a gruesome injury during the regular-season finale against USF Nov. 23, 2018. After multiple surgeries and two years of rehabilitation, Milton hopes to once again take the field, this time as a Seminole. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  Florida State coach Mike Norvell said former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton has been "fully cleared" to participate when the Seminoles open spring football camp Tuesday. Milton, who transferred to FSU in December after five seasons with the Knights, spent nearly two years recovering from a horrific knee injury he suffered during the Knights' 2018 regular-season finale against USF at Raymond James Stadium. "He's been fully cleared," Norvell said Friday. "He looks great and I'm excited for what he's going to be able to do and get him back acclimated to the true speed of the game." Milton went through multiple surgeries for his knee and one doctor told him 50% of people who suffer the same injury usually have the leg amputated because the artery is too damaged or severed and it's too late to get the blood flow back to the leg. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  03/06/21 - Marvin WilsonSr/2021, Florida State, 6-4, 303 (DS#11 DT) + More +

  Former Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson headlines a group of six Seminoles invited to participate in this year's virtual NFL scouting combine. Wilson, along with defensive ends Josh Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson, safety Hamsah Nasirildeen, cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., and receiver Tamorrion Terry, were among 323 college players selected for the event by the NFL. The league announced there would be no in-person workouts at the combine due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Those will take place during the pro days at individual schools. FSU is hosting its pro day March 22. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#11 DT) Sr/2021 DT Marvin WilsonFlorida State
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  McClellion is among nine FSU players who joined the program during the offseason. The 6-foot, 184-pound defensive back spent the past three seasons in Fayetteville, where he started 20 games for the Razorbacks. He decided to sit out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns and the pandemic prompted him to transfer closer to home. "Being a Seminole has been in my family, in my bloodline," McClellion said. "We've always been Seminoles fans since Day 1 when I was a baby. I always wanted to play for Florida State, so when Coach [Mike] Norvell gave me the offer, I wanted to come here and play. "I feel like it's God's blessing because now my mom can finally see me play." - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 CB) rJr/2022 CB Jarques McClellionFlorida State
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  Florida State fans can get their first look at several newcomers including former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton when the Seminoles host their spring game on April 10. FSU is one of the first schools to announce a spring game. The campus closed last season due growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, cutting short coach Mike Norvell's first spring football camp after three practices. The virus also forced the cancellation of the annual Garnet and Gold Game. Norvell and his coaching staff hope to lead a full slate of spring workouts after completing a tumultuous 2020 season that saw FSU finish with a 3-6 record. Milton is among several high-profile additions to the roster after transferring to the school in December. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  New FSU quarterback McKenzie Milton has been cleared by his surgeon at the Mayo Clinic to play full-contact football immediately, his mother confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Milton recently led the UCF scout team while spending the past two years recovering from a catastrophic knee injury. Shortly after transferring to Florida State in December, he said he was looking forward to getting clearance from his surgical team at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in early January. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  Former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton said Friday he's not putting any pressure on himself to come in and be the man after transferring to Florida State. Milton, in his first media availability since transferring to the Tallahassee school, answered a multitude of questions and said he will ease into his new surroundings. He hopes to be ready and on the field when the Seminoles face Notre Dame on Sept. 5. "I don't necessarily feel pressure. The only pressure I feel right now is to learn this playbook and just know my job inside and out," said Milton, a redshirt senior. "I feel like when I get to that point, that alleviates all pressure just because I know exactly what I'm doing, what's expected of me. "I'm just learning everyone's names and knowing everybody in this building. That's the only pressure I feel right now. Playing-wise, I feel comfortable to go do what I want to do...When I do something like that [learn about everyone], the rest will take care of itself." - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  01/13/21 - Brandon MoorerSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 186 (DS#37 CB) + More +

  Former UCF cornerback Brandon Moore, who contributed to the Knights' undefeated season in 2017, is transferring to Florida State for his final year of eligibility. He follows close friend and former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who also has transferred to FSU. Milton and Moore have spent much of the past two seasons together while recovering from knee injuries. Moore, a redshirt senior and Sanford Seminole High alum, has not played since suffering a torn ACL in the 2019 season opener that sidelined him for the rest of the 2019 season and all of 2020. He entered the NCAA transfer portal Sunday. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#37 CB) rSr/2022 CB Brandon MooreFlorida State
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  01/06/21 - Keir ThomasrSr/2022, Florida State, 6-2, 275 (DS#76 DT) + More +

  Another member of South Carolina's defense will finish his college career elsewhere. Defensive end Keir Thomas announced Tuesday that he is leaving the program and will enter the transfer portal. Thomas penned a farewell post on Twitter, thanking various people including former USC coach Will Muschamp and his Gamecock teammates. He was one of Muschamp's first recruits when he committed on Christmas Day 2015, a few weeks after the coach was hired at USC. Thomas had 141 tackles and 8.5 sacks during his five-year Gamecock career. - Rock Hill Herald

(DS#76 DT) rSr/2022 DT Keir ThomasFlorida State
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  Former Kansas receiver Andrew Parchment rang in the new year by finding his new college football home. Parchment, three weeks after entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal, announced on his social media accounts on New Year's Eve that he's headed to Florida State. "I'm coming home," the wideout from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wrote on his posts, "and I'm ready to finish the mission." After emerging as KU's top target with 65 receptions for 831 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games in 2019, his final year with the Jayhawks wrapped up with Parchment posting 24 catches for 197 yards with two touchdowns in eight games. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#50 WR) rSr/2022 WR Andrew ParchmentFlorida State
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  01/02/21 - Marvin WilsonSr/2021, Florida State, 6-4, 303 (DS#11 DT) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DT - Marvin Wilson, Florida State, 82,...Wilson, from Houston, Texas, had 17 tackles, including 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, in just six games before suffering a season-ending injury for the second straight season. On special teams, Wilson led the country with three blocked kicks - two field goals against Georgia Tech and a punt against No. 5 North Carolina. As a team, FSU's five blocked kicks were second-most in the country. - Florida State Football

(DS#11 DT) Sr/2021 DT Marvin WilsonFlorida State
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  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): CB - Asante Samuel, Jr., Florida State, 154,...Samuel appeared in eight games and recorded 31 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six pass breakups. He led FSU in interceptions and fumble recoveries and ranked third in the ACC in both categories. - Florida State Football

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
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