BREAKING: South Carolina tight end transfer commits to Florida State

BREAKING: South Carolina tight end transfer commits to Florida State

Over the weekend, Florida State hosted a number of priority visitors from high school ranks and the transfer portal. The Seminoles’ hard work paid off Monday afternoon when Jaheim Bell, a South Carolina tight end transfer, announced that he would continue his college career in Tallahassee.

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Bell was a priority for the Seminoles when they entered the portal last week. Florida State’s offense will continue to rise in 2023 with the addition of one of the top transfer market options.

Mike Norvell, the head coach of Florida State, has never had a tight end that he could use in so many ways as Bell during his three years there. Bell is a versatile player who can line up in tight end, wide or backfield. This makes him a fascinating option. He played in 30 games at South Carolina over three years, with 11 starts. He caught 56 passes for 757 yards, seven touchdowns, and caught 56 passes. He also ran 80 times for 301 yards, three more touchdowns and a further three. Bell is a true Swiss army knife.

The 6-foot-3, 232-pound tight end wanted more contact with his family at his next stop. Florida State is the closest P5 program to Valdosta. It’s less than two hours away. Bell was a high school teammate with Tate Rodemaker, redshirt sophomore quarterback.

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The Seminoles are still looking for a tight end transfer in Shorter’s Kyle Morlock to complete the unit. Florida State will field redshirt sophomore Markeston Douglas and redshirt sophomore Preston Daniel next season. True freshman Brian Courtney and true freshman Jerrale powers will also be available at tight end.

Bell is the second transfer that has pledged his services to Florida State. Last week, the Seminoles signed Jarrett Jackson, Miami’s defensive tackle transfer. Other portal prospects being considered by the coaching staff include UTEP’s Jeremiah Byers and UCF’s Davonte brown, Boston College’s Jason Maitre, Western Michigan’s Braden Fiske, and UCF’s Davonte.

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