Florida State affirms College Football Playoff contender status with transfer addition

The Florida State Seminoles made a huge addition in the transfer portal, bringing in former Michigan State wide receiver Keon Coleman.

Last year, the Florida State Seminoles had their first winning season with head coach Mike Norvell leading the program. They finished the year with a 10-3 record, ranked No. 11 in the country, and won their first bowl game since 2017, defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cheez-It Bowl. They have a bowl game win to their credit, now the obvious goal is to contend for the College Football Playoff.

The Seminoles football program just got a lot stronger as of Wednesday.

According to Hayes Fawcett of On3 Sports, Florida State has received the commitment of former Michigan State wide receiver Keon Coleman, who entered the transfer portal this offseason.

Florida State receives commitment from former Michigan State WR Keon Coleman

Coleman, a former four-star prospect out of Opelousas, La. back in 2021, wasn’t in the transfer portal for very long. After entering the portal in late April, he announced his destination a little over two weeks later. Fawcett said that 59 schools reached out, per Coleman, but he has chosen to play for Florida State.

After playing just four games in his freshman season, Coleman made an incredible leap in production this past season. In 12 games played for Michigan State, the wideout caught 58 passes for 798 yards and seven touchdowns. Coleman had three games in which he recorded 100 receiving yards, and they were against Washington (nine receptions, 116 yards, two touchdowns), Michigan (five receptions, 155 yards, one touchdown), and Indiana (eight receptions, 107 yards, one touchdown).

Now, Coleman will join an offense led by quarterback Jordan Travis, who threw for 3,214 yards, 24 touchdowns, and five interceptions on a 64.0 completion percentage, while running for 417 yards and seven touchdowns on 82 carries.

This is a huge addition for Norvell and the Seminoles, as they look to not only contend for the College Football Playoff but also win the ACC title for the first time since 2014.

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