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Florida State football addressed the line of scrimmage this offseason via the transfer portal and recruiting. One familiar face, however, won’t likely be around for 2023.
According to multiple reports, defensive end Derrick McLendon will enter the transfer portal. A valuable depth piece during his time in Tallahassee, McLendon recorded 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks and five tackles for loss last season.
McLendon started 12 games for the Seminoles in 2022. He finishes his FSU career with seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.
While the loss will hurt depth, FSU is in good shape at the position. Jared Verse was an All-ACC performer last season while Patrick Payton was ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year; both return. FSU also bulked up on the edge with the addition of South Carolina transfer Gilber Edmond.
Between the Lines for March 28, 2023
Men’s golf: Valspar Collegiate Invitational
On the Agenda for March 29, 2023
No athletics events.
Rolling News and Notes
FSU baseball’s contest with rival Florida in Jacksonville, set for Tuesday, was postponed until May 2.
FSU men’s golf finished tied for fourth place at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational.
Florida State softball’s Kathryn Sandercock was named ACC Pitcher of the Week.
FSU women’s hoops guard Ta’Niya Latson was named WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year.
FSU softball outfielder Kaley Mudge will speak in front of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on NIL opportunities for student-athletes.
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