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Seminoles land former 'Last Chance U' star, other transfer standout

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 16:57:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State added two new transfers to its newcomer group for the upcoming 2021 football season on Friday.

Defensive end Jermaine Johnson, a senior transfer from Georgia, and defensive back Jarques McClellion, a redshirt junior transfer from Arkansas both committed to the Seminoles this week.

“I’m excited to add two experienced playmakers to our program in Jermaine and Jarques. Jermaine is a dynamic pass rusher with huge upside. He has the potential to be a showcase figure in our defense as we move forward," said FSU head coach Mike Norvell. "Jarques has great length and brings a ton of experience having played 1,500 snaps in college. He is a former high school wide receiver from Florida, and we’re happy to have him back home.”

Johnson appeared in 21 games with four starts in two seasons at Georgia, and made 16 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and one pass breakup in seven games during the 2020 season.

Johnson transferred to Georgia after spending some time at Independence Community College, which was featured in season three of Netflix's "Last Chance U" sports documentary series.

McClellion appeared in 24 career games with 20 starts and recorded 59 tackles, one interception and 11 pass breakups with the Razorbacks, and sat out the 2020 season.

Both have already been enrolled for the spring semester, the university said in a release.

Through transfers and the Early Signing Period, FSU has added 19 newcomers for the 2021 season.