Jabre Barber, a transfer from Troy University and wide receiver, is scheduled for an upcoming visit with the Florida State Seminoles.

After suffering a defeat by the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl, concluding the 2023 season for FSU football, the coaching staff must pivot their focus. The Early Signing Period, which concluded earlier this month, indicates the Seminoles’ intent to explore the transfer portal for impactful additions to their team.

Head football coach Mike Norvell has a track record of securing highly-regarded transfers, bolstering his team’s chances of success on the field. While not a conventional method of roster building, it aligns with the current landscape of college football.

The previous season saw FSU acquire twelve transfers, including notable players like Keon Coleman, Jaheim Bell, and Braden Fiske, all of whom are now heading to the NFL.

However, this offseason, the Seminoles have secured only one transfer, albeit a talented one: Georgia’s sophomore defensive end, Marvin Jones Jr. This acquisition was crucial following the departure of redshirt junior Jared Verse to the NFL, addressing a position of need.

The recent Orange Bowl highlighted the need for experienced players to guide and support the younger talents on FSU’s roster. The wide receiver position, in particular, has emerged as a crucial area that requires attention.

With redshirt junior Johnny Wilson and junior Keon Coleman declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft, Florida State aims to fill this gap by potentially bringing in another impactful offensive playmaker.

According to a report by 247Sports’ National College Football Reporter Matt Zenitz, Jabre Barber, the Troy wide receiver transfer, has arranged visits with Kansas State, Texas A&M, South Carolina, and Florida State. Notably, Barber contributed to Troy’s team for four years, amassing 75 receptions, 999 yards, and 5 touchdowns in the last season.

Despite Barber’s stature at 5’10” and 180 pounds, his agility and dynamism make him a formidable threat, especially in open spaces. Although Zenitz did not specify the date of Barber’s visit, the knowledge that the last day for drop/add classes at Florida State is January 11th provides a tentative timeframe, potentially setting a baseline for his visit (if it materializes), considering athletes sometimes leverage loopholes to extend drop/add dates.

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