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Transfer McKenzie Milton ready to lead Florida State football team

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 23:38:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State football team has added 23 newcomers to their 2021 roster. Some of those are transfers, guys that may be even more important than that 4 or 5 star recruit because that have something you can't teach - experience.

"It's just something that you dream about as a kid, playing at a school like this," said quarterback and graduate transfer McKenzie Milton.

For Milton, the decision to trade in the black and gold of UCF for garnet and gold didn't take long.

"I think it only took about a week for me to decide this was the right place for me," he said. "Knowing what this logo's all about, this University is all about. It was kind of a no-brainer for me."

A logo that Milton, and his fellow transfers, look to get back in the national spotlight.

"They're a lot of talent here. There's great coaching," he said. "All the tools and all the pieces are here to have success. It's about us coming together and playing together as one unit."

A unit he's ready to lead if given the opportunity.

"You can't just come in and expect these guys to listen to everything you have to say," he said. "You have to show your work ethic and stuff like that. I want to lead by action and give my best foot forward for this team and hopefully have some success this fall."

Success brought on by the experience of these veterans.

"They know what this logo and brand is about and we want to help be part of bringing it back to where it should be," he said.

Milton has been battling back from a knee injury suffered in 2018. He said he's at about 90-percent, but said if he needed to play next week, he'd be ready.