TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is starting fall practice with one big addition and one big loss.
Tight end Kevin Haplea, a transfer from Penn State, joined the Seminoles for their first practice Monday.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, meanwhile, said he has plenty of candidates to replace one of his most electrifying players, Greg Reid.
Fisher kicked the senior off the team for violating team rules three weeks after he was charged with marijuana possession.
Reid not only started at cornerback, he had emerged as Florida State’s best punt returner since Deion Sanders.
Fisher said hasn’t tried to recruit Penn State players but that Haplea contacted Florida State. The Seminoles tried to recruit Haplea out of high school, and Fisher said the decision to offer him a scholarship was a “no-brainer.”