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Florida State 4-Star Junior Removed From The Team

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Florida State defensive back A.J. Lytton, a contributor each of the last two seasons, has been removed from the program.

Multiple outlets have confirmed Lytton's removal. The move officially occurred on Tuesday, according to's Chris Nee.

A four-star recruit out of Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise, Lytton was FSU's second-highest rated signee in the class of 2018. He was the 50th-ranked senior in the nation that year.

In 2019, Lytton appeared in 12 games with one start. He compiled 14 tackles and added a forced fumble.

As a true freshman in 2018, Lytton made 14 tackles in 10 games. He also added two pass breakups and an interception.

Florida State is in the middle of its first offseason under Mike Norvell. Norvell was hired away from Memphis after the season.

The Seminoles finished 6-7 in 2019, including a season-ending loss to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl. FSU started 4-5 under Willie Taggart, who was fired with three games remaining in the regular season.

Interim coach Odell Haggins took over, leading the team to a 2-1 record down the stretch before dropping the bowl game.