Florida State coach Willie Taggart talks about FSU’s class on National Signing Day.
Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State may be dealing with a major departure where it can least afford one.
Per a report from SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic, junior offensive lineman Landon Dickerson has entered his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
This would be a devastating loss for the Seminoles as the former four-star recruit has been FSU’s best offensive lineman when healthy during his time in Tallahassee.
Dickerson was moved to tackle in Willie Taggart’s first offseason and played in only two games before an ankle injury ended his season.
Over his three seasons, he’s made 13 starts at guard and tackle before each of his seasons was ended by injury.
FSU already loses a pair of starters off last year’s offensive line in Alec Eberle and Derrick Kelly. Dickerson was expected to serve as a leader of an offensive line group which will have six new members in 2019.
With a medical redshirt possible for his sophomore season when he appeared in just four games, it’s quite possible that Dickerson could have as many as three years of eligibility left.
As has been proven this offseason, putting one’s name in the portal in no way means a player is definitely transferring.
However, the report has to be disconcerting at a position of drastic need.