BREAKING: Florida State lands grad-transfer offensive lineman from Colorado
On the last weekend of the dead period, the Seminoles hosted high school prospects as well as players from the NCAA Transfer Portal. Florida State received its first piece of good news on Sunday after the visits concluded.
Casey Roddick, a Colorado grad-transfer defensive lineman, announced on Sunday night that he will continue his college career at Tallahassee. After visiting North Carolina State last weekend, Roddick decided to join the Seminoles as he is one of the most experienced offensive linesmen in the portal.
The native of California entered the portal before Deion Sanders was hired by Colorado. During his five-year tenure with the Buffaloes, he was part of 42 games and 30 starts. He played in 22 consecutive starts, with 30 starts to end his time in Boulder. He also had a career-high 707 offensive plays in 2022.
Roddick (6-foot-4 and 310-pounds), has the athleticism and ability to play outside or inside at Florida State. The Seminoles will replace Dillan Gibbons and D’Mitri Emmanuel as starting guards on the offensive line at season’s end. Roddick is a transfer grad with a proven track record as a solid starter. He was also a Colorado team captain, which could make him a valuable addition to the locker area as well as the field.
Roddick’s addition is not a major change. Florida State will still pursue other transfer portal options, such as Jeremiah Byers from UTEP, Auburn’s Keiondre, Jones, and John Campbell from Miami. The Seminoles’ four-star offensive tackle Lucas Simmons was committed to the 2023 class. They are also among the finalist for Chris Otto’s three-star offensive lineman.
Redshirt junior Bless Harp, redshirt senior Robert Scott, redshirt second year Darius Washington, redshirt sophomore Zane Herring and redshirt freshman Bryson Estes are some of the options that could play guard in 2023. True freshman Kanaya Charlton is also a possible option. Harris, Scott, Washington and Washington are able to play tackle.
Roddick is the fourth transfer who has committed to Florida State. Former Miami defensive tackle Darrell Jackson, ex-South Carolina tight end Jaheim bell, and ex-Shorter tight end Kyle Morlock have all been signed by the Seminoles.
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