Former Tennessee, LSU commit becomes 3rd Florida State player to enter NCAA transfer portal this week
Florida State defensive lineman Jamarcus Chatman has entered the NCAA transfer portal according to reports from multiple outlets. Chatman appeared to confirm the reports by retweeting an FSU fan page post about him entering the portal.
Chatman is the third Seminole to enter the portal since FSU’s season-opening home loss to double-digit underdog Georgia Tech last Saturday. Chatman is not bound to leave Florida State by entering the portal but can be recruited by other programs. He also has the option to withdraw and return to Mike Norvell’s team.
Chatman’s decision won’t impact FSU’s depth chart for the 2020 season. A redshirt sophomore, he had previously opted-out of the season. In 2018, he worked with the Florida State scout team and redshirted. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Chatman appeared in four games but did not record any statistics.
As a class of 2018 3-star prospect out of Rome, Georgia, Chatman committed to two SEC programs. On April 22, 2017, Chatman committed to LSU. His verbal pledge did not last long, as he decommitted from Ed Orgeron’s Tigers on June 17, 2017. Eight days later, he committed to the Butch Jones staff at Tennessee. He backed off his UT pledge on Dec. 11, 2017. Chatman signed with FSU after taking visits to Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Miami.
Chatman was also offered by Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina.