Florida State football: UCF QB McKenzie Milton to transfer to Seminoles

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 14: McKenzie Milton #10 of the Central Florida Knights (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 14: McKenzie Milton #10 of the Central Florida Knights (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images) /

The Golden Knights star quarterback, who’s been sidelined since 2018, intends to finish his collegiate career with the Seminoles in 2021.

Former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton announced Sunday via his Instagram page that he intends to transfer to Florida State for his final collegiate season.

Milton hasn’t taken a snap under center since November 2018, when he dislocated his right knee and suffered ligament, nerve, and artery damage during a game against USF.

The Hawaii native announced that Florida State Head Coach Mike Norvell reached out to him last week, just hours removed from the announcement of his intention to transfer from UCF.

In an interview with ESPN, Milton stated his reason behind choosing the Seminoles

"“It’s a great opportunity to play at the biggest level on one of the most historic teams in college football…You see Florida State, the garnet and gold, it speaks for itself.”"

Milton, who has sat out the past two seasons to rehab the catastrophic leg injury, will have to contend with multiple quarterbacks for the starting role in 2021. The 3-6 Seminoles have featured four starters this season: James Blackman,  Jordan Travis, Chubba Purdy and Tate Rodemaker. Blackman has already insinuated that he will be transferring from Tallahassee at the end of the 2020 campaign.

The Mililani High grad finished his three-year career with the Golden Knights third in program history with 630 pass completions, 12 300-yard passing games, and 1,020 pass attempts. Milton ranks fourth in UCF history with 72 passing touchdowns, 92 touchdowns responsible for, and 8,683 passing yards.

Most impressively, the Redshirt Senior also has an active 24 consecutive games with a passing touchdown streak that will be waiting for him once he returns to the gridiron.

Milton hopes to be the Seminoles’ Week 1 starting quarterback next September when Florida State squares off with Notre Dame in a highly-anticipated matchup during Labor Day Weekend.

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