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Veteran Florida State large receiver enters NCAA switch portal – Sports activities Illustrated

With the NCAA switch portal formally opening on Monday, your complete league has seen over 1,000 gamers on the collegiate degree put their identify in to get one other likelihood elsewhere. 

On Tuesday, veteran large receiver Keyshawn Helton introduced with a heartfelt message to Seminole nation on Twitter that he’d be coming into the switch portal after 5 seasons in Tallahassee.

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“Rising up in Pensacola, my solely dream was to be a Florida State Seminole, from the time I used to be born, I’ve at all times needed to play at Florida State. I’m past grateful and grateful to have the chance to make my goals come true the previous few years in addition to earn my diploma. I’ve loved the journey and course of, from 5-7 my freshman 12 months to 9-3 this 12 months. Every year has taught me beneficial classes that I’ll carry with me for the remainder of my life.” 

Helton was recruited in 2018 by Willie Taggart and his employees placing collectively 819 profession receiving yards and eight touchdowns. The fifth 12 months senior handled an damage all through the 2022 season and didn’t see the sphere to make an impression. 

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Helton performed an important position throughout Mike Norvell’s tenure as a frontrunner within the locker room together with the large receiver room in 2022 serving to flip the tradition. A extremely revered participant within the locker room by teammates and newcomers from the switch portal.

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With Helton coming into the portal, that now makes it 5 Seminoles which have elected to maneuver on from this system. Defensive again Sam McCall, defensive tackles Jarrett Jackson and Shambre Jackson, together with linebacker Amari Gainer will search for new properties going into 2023.

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