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Former Mitchell defensive tackle Devontay Taylor has transferred to FSU, where Mike Norvell has replaced Willie Taggert as head coach. Taylor, who has one year of eligibility left, started 25 games at FIU at offensive tackle.

TRINITY — College football players have a little bit more when it comes to options once they head into the transfer portal and former Mitchell defensive tackle Devontay Taylor was one to take full advantage.

Taylor, in his last year of college eligibility, has decided to transfer from Florida International University and will take his talents up to Tallahassee to help new head coach Mike Norvell and the Florida State Seminoles.

“I would like to thank all the programs that reached out. With that being said, I’m excited to announce that I’ve committed to Florida State,” Taylor said on his Twitter account a couple weeks ago.

Taylor was recruited to FIU to play defensive tackle but transitioned to offensive tackle and became a regular starter. Butch Davis, former head coach or Miami and North Carolina, has been the head coach at FIU since 2017.

Starting at right tackle for the Panthers, Taylor started in 25 of 26 games and will provide some strong depth for the Seminoles going into the 2020 season.

The former 2-star recruit out of Mitchell High School was one of the top lineman to ever come from the Mustangs’ football program. Taylor arrives as a grad transfer at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds after arriving at the school as a freshman at 240 pounds.