Tough times at Florida State have only gotten tougher for head coach Willie Taggart. On top of the recruiting issues and dismissals that have already plagued the school this off-season, one of the team’s top recruits from the Class of 2016 apparently wants out.
According to SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic, four-star offensive lineman Landon Dickerson has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Dickerson joins three other Seminoles who have entered the portal so far.
Coming out of high school in the Class of 2016, Dickerson was one of the highest-rated prospects on a class that was ranked third in the nation and first in the ACC by 247Sports. He was the No. 31 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of North Carolina.
Dickerson’s impending departure only further weakens a Florida State team that has already dismissed starting quarterback Deondre Francois and has not found a quarterback in two recruiting cycles.
Florida State offensive lineman Landon Dickerson has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) February 13, 2019
Last year the Seminoles went 5-7 in Willie Taggart’s first year at the helm, ending the school’s streak of bowl appearances that dated back to 1981 in the process.
Per 247Sports, the other Florida State players who have entered their names into the NCAA transfer portal include wide receiver George Campbell, tight end Naseir Upshur, and running back Amir Rasul.
If all of those players end up leaving, the Seminoles will likely need their skill players from the Class of 2019 to see the field quickly.