Florida State football received good news this week when the NCAA approved immediate-eligibility waivers for Fabien Lovett and Jarrian Jones in the 2020 season.
Earlier in the offseason, both Lovett and Jones decided to transfer out of Mississippi State and head to Florida State. First-year head coach Mike Norvell has been very active managing the transfer portal since taking over in Tallahassee. It’s worked, too, with the addition of several key players.
After having their waivers approved, both @JarrianJones and @fabo_54 are immediately eligible for the 2020 season#NoleFamily https://t.co/om2NjXETmR
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) July 23, 2020
Lovett was the first to commit for Florida State, back in April. During the 2019 season with Mississippi State, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Lovett appeared in 13 games, recording 19 tackles, including 2.5 for loss. A former 3-star prospect in the 2018 class, Lovett played in two games in 2018, then took a redshirt.
Several other Power Five programs chased Lovett after he entered the portal: Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Tennessee and Ole Miss. Lovett is a redshirt sophomore.
After entering the transfer portal in late May, Jones quickly committed to Florida State on June 1. As a true freshman in 2019, Jones played in 11 games. A former 4-star recruit, Jones recorded 12 total tackles, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery. He’s a true sophomore now.
Both guys will help boost a defense at multiple levels of the field.
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