FSU Football Wide Receiver Plans To Enter Transfer Portal After Three Years With Program

The Seminoles are losing a member of the roster who has been with the program for three seasons.

The NCAA Transfer Portal is closed until the spring but players can still announce their intentions to move on when things get started again in April. Florida State has already had a fair amount of attrition to its roster but the departures have continued even though the semester is underway in Tallahassee.

On Thursday evening, redshirt junior wide receiver Joshua Burrell announced that he plans to enter the portal as a graduate transfer. Burrell is on track to earn his degree from FSU in May and he’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining to utilize at his next stop.

The South Carolina native was limited by injuries throughout his time with the Seminoles. He appeared in nine games this past and recorded no stats with the majority of his contributions coming on special teams. A year earlier, Burrell saw action in nine games before undergoing season-ending surgery in December.

The former three-star prospect signed with Florida State in the 2021 class. He concludes his time in garnet and gold with 20 appearances. Burrell was consistently a member of the ACC Honor Roll and a multi-year Seminole Scholar.



“I want to thank God and my family for their love, help, support, and guidance. These three years at Florida State University have been a true blessing. The growth that I have made at this university as a man and athlete has been a game-changer for my future. Through success, failure, achievements, injuries, roadblocks, and more, I have learned a lot. Although it has not been easy, I will never take for granted these experiences.”

“Coach Norvell, thank you for impacting my life by believing in me to play to at FSU. Coach Dugs, thank you for being a great role model and investing in me. Coach YAC, thank you for having open arms when I transitioned to playing running back. Thank you to all the other coaches and a huge shoutout to all the athletic trainers that I have worked with in my time at Florida State.”

“To my teammates, my brothers…I love ya’ll boys for real. The brotherhood we’ve formed made the decision hard. Continue to climb and chase excellence.”


“After much prayer and deep reflection, I decided to enter my name in the transfer porta. My plans are to graduate from Florida State in May 2024 and I will have two years of eligibility remaining as a grad transfer.”

Florida State will return a talented group of wide receivers despite the loss of Johnny Wilson and Keon Coleman. The unit includes redshirt senior Kentron Poitier, redshirt senior Ja’Khi Douglas, redshirt senior Darion Williamson, redshirt senior Deuce Spann, senior Malik Benson, sophomore Hykeem Williams, sophomore Vandrevius Jacobs, sophomore Destyn Hill, and redshirt freshman Jalen Brown, among others.



Gideon Canice

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