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FSU active with Mississippi State transfer offensive tackle

It is no secret that Florida State is in desperate need of some help on the offensive line. Coach Atkins and the rest of the Seminoles’ new staff have been doing its due diligence on every offensive lineman to enter the transfer portal. Brevyn Jones took to Twitter today to announce that he is one of the latest transfer targets to enter the portal.

Since entering the portal, earlier in the day, Coach Atkins has already been active with him. What makes this target of particular interest is that he was at one time committed to Coach Atkins during his time at Tulane, but decided to take his talents to Starkville.

“I was committed to Coach Atkins at Tulane, but I got the offer from Mississippi State which was my first big offer, so I went with them,” Jones said. “Since my recruitment, I have had a good relationship with Coach. He’s one of the best coaches I met through the recruiting process. He was one of the first coaches to reach out after I sent that tweet, and we’ve been talking back and forth since. It’s early in the process but I am excited he reached out.”

The transfer process for Brevyn is just hours old. He says his phone has been ringing non-stop since the tweet went out. After informing the staff at Mississippi State of his plans he now turns his attention to finding a new home.

“The coaching changes is why I am looking to go elsewhere,” said Jones. “I am looking for the right fit. I was surprised at the timing of letting Coach Moorhead go. We were caught off guard. I thought they’d let him get his players in the system. I filled out my forms a few hours ago and let the coaches know so I am new to this process. When I told them they told me they would support me in my decision.”

“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” continued Jones. “FSU is interested. USC and Maryland reached out. Several smaller schools have reached out too. I would like to keep playing big-time ball but the right fit, the right coaches and the right place is what is important to me more than playing time. That will come.”

Look for Brevyn to take visits before a decision is made.

“There’s no time frame right now on a decision,” said Jones. “I want to take my visits so that will impact when the decision is made. I can’t visit anywhere until this thing is cleared up.”

Jones does admit that knowing Coach Atkins and being committed to him does play a role in his upcoming decision.

“It does impact my decision a lot because I already have an established relationship with him,” explained Jones. “From an offensive line standpoint, I am good with Coach Atkins. I’d need to visit and meet the other coaches to see how I fit.”

Jones was rated a 3-star prospect by the 247 composite, and the No. 140 offensive tackle prospect in the country. After redshirting in 2019, he’ll have four years to play four at his next stop.

Stay tuned to NoleGameday for updates on his budding recruit and interest in the ‘Noles.


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