July 24, 2024

ELITE: FSU Football Showing Interest In Record-Holding Ivy League Transfer after so many additions….

No matter the means of acquisition, Florida State is constantly looking for additional talent. Over the past few years, the Seminoles have added prospects from all different backgrounds, such as top junior college players, high school recruiters, and experienced players from transfers.

The program searched the FCS for Jared Verse and the D2 level for Kyle Morlock, dipping into the G5 for Tatum Bethune. It’s a straightforward motto: Florida State will discover you if you’re talented enough.

The Seminoles have gone on another big run in the transfer portal over the past couple of weeks. With that being said, the coaching staff is still searching for a couple more pieces to complete the puzzle as they prepare for the 2024 season.

Manny Adebi - 2023-24 - Football - Cornell University Athletics

Over the weekend, FSU hosted Cornell graduate transfer Emmanuel Adebi for a multi-day unofficial visit. He was able to meet with the coaching staff, go through a photoshoot, and view a Tour of Duty workout while on campus. The Seminoles have joined Boston College and UMass in offering him a preferred walk-on opportunity.

Adebi has two years of eligibility remaining after suiting up for the Big Red for four seasons. His first season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and he redshirted in 2021.

The Delaware native became a crucial piece of Cornell’s special teams success. He led the FCS with four blocked kicks, including two that came in the same game, in just six appearances in 2022. Adebi followed that up with three more blocks this past season while adding seven catches for 76 yards on offense. He blocked two extra points in a loss to Harvard.Adebi’s seven blocked extra points are a Cornell record and he achieved the feat in just ten games. That type of production would be a welcome addition to a Florida State team that has prided itself on its performance on special teams over the last few years.

It’s unclear what position Adebi would play if he does choose the Seminoles. The 6-foot-5, 263-pound athlete spent most of his time as a tight end at Cornell but he’s got the size, athleticism, and potential to fill in at multiple areas on either side of the ball.

Florida State has landed 15 players out of the portal and holds one of the top 2024 classes in the country. Adebi would be the second Ivy League addition to the program as the Seminoles previously landed Harvard offensive line transfer Jacob Rizy.

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