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FSU in pursuit of grad transfer offensive lineman Tommy Kennedy

Florida State is looking for immediate help along the offensive line. That includes taking a look at potential graduate transfers that may help in the immediate future. On Friday morning, FSU offensive line coach Greg Frey checked in on Tommy Kennedy, who is a graduate transfer that is looking for a new home after departing Butler, an FCS program, where he played left tackle this past season.


Kennedy is originally from Lake Bluff, Ill., where he attended Lake Forest High School. He announced his transfer from Butler on Nov. 17th.

He is a 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman with one year of eligibility remaining.


Some of the programs to get into the picture over the past two weeks include Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Miami, Old Dominion, RiceRutgers, SMU and others.

The lone official visit he has set is this weekend to University of Texas—San Antonio, the first school to extend him an offer after he received his release from Butler.

Some others expected to enter into the mix include Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt.

Kennedy recently shared what he is looking for in his next home, which will be a one-year stop.

“I’m looking for a place where I can get really good strength, nutrition and football coaching,” Kennedy said. “I want really good academics business school wise, good business school is big picture because if things don’t work out for me trying to play professional football, I have to think about life after football and a masters in business would really, really help me after college. Also, location is a huge thing for me. I want to be in a nice city, nice location. And finally, I want to play in some big-time games. I want to play on that big stage. That’s probably one of the biggest factors. In order for me to play in the next level, I have to land in the big stage and play against elite competition.”

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