An Inside Look At Why Jared Verse Choose FSU Over Tennessee, Miami, Florida, and Others
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An Inside Look At Why Jared Verse Choose FSU Over Tennessee, Miami, Florida, and Others

Norvell Strikes Again In The Portal

Florida State saw a massive addition to its transfer class on Friday night, when top transfer defensive end Jared Verse committed to the Seminoles over the likes of dozens of top programs around the country. 

Why The Noles?

The former Albany standout explained why he chose to side with the Seminoles and exposed the greatest “pros” FSU had in their favor. 

“Biggest pros were definitely Keir and Jermaine,” said Verse. “Two guys that proved they can dominate and do what they do, and now they’re going to the league. Looking at the coaches, I had a great relationship with coaches at every school, but me and the Florida State coaches had such a great connection. Speaking with them, they made me promises and I made them promises, and it was an accountability thing. If they said they were going to call me at 10 o’clock, then they’d call me at 9:59. I could always trust them. At the campus, I felt very comfortable. I felt like I belonged and there were no issues about it. With the few guys I met on the team, I got along with them and there were no issues. There were definitely a lot of good factors for (FSU).” 

Verse said he has built a great relationship with co-defensive coordinator Adam Fuller, defensive ends coach John Papuchis, and head coach Mike Norvell since he entered the transfer portal on Nov 30. 

Verse revealed that Tennessee was his runner-up, and he could also see himself at LSU, Auburn, Miami, USC, and Florida before making his final decision. 

Verse will enroll immediately at Florida State and be prepared to participate in spring practice.  

“(FSU) just felt like somewhere I should be and do everything I can to bring that program to the next level,” said Verse. 

-Dane Draper