Florida State is establishing depth on its offensive line following a season where the group was banged up from week to

week. The Seminoles have a veteran unit coming back to Tallahassee but there is a clear need for depth if the coaching staff is going to hold things together throughout a deep run.

On Saturday, FSU landed another piece to the puzzle as Florida offensive line transfer Richie Leonard IV announced his commitment to the program. A graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining, Leonard IV brings a wealth of experience after starting all 12 games at left guard for the Gators in 2024

The Florida native spent four years in Gainesville under former head coach Dan Mullen and current head coach Billy Napier. He appeared in 31 games, with 14 starts, and earned his bachelor’s degree over the summer. Leonard IV’s 775 offensive snaps this past season were nearly double the amount of time that he’d seen the field in previous years.

Leonard IV is expected to contribute along the interior at Florida State. After losing starting guards, D’etre Emmanuel and Casey Roddick, the Seminoles will be able to interchange Kinder Jones, Terrence Ferguson III, Darius Washington, and Leonard IV at the spot.

Leonard is the 13th transfer to join the Seminoles since December. The program has also added former Georgia defensive end Marvin Jones Jr, former Oregon State/Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, former LSU wide receiver Jalen Brown, former Alabama cornerback Earl Little Jr., former Colorado State defensive tackle Grady Kelly, former Indiana running back Jaylin Lucas, former Miami defensive back Davonte Brown, former Alabama wide receiver Malik Benson, former West Virginia defensive end Tomiwa Durojaiye, former Oregon State defensive end Sione Lolohea, former Alabama offensive lineman Terrence Ferguson III, and former Alabama running back Roydell Williams over the last few weeks.



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