USC Football recalls former FSU football defensive back from NCAA transfer portal

Florida State had a somewhat surprising entry into the portal earlier this month when redshirt senior cornerback Greedy Vance opted to move on from the program. At the time, Vance was in the midst of a standout spring, ranking near the top of the list among all defensemen in turnovers forced.

Vance quickly found a new home where he will spend his final season at the college level. He will make the trek west to suit up for the USC Trojans as the program gears up for its first season in the Big Ten.

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This will actually be his third stop in the past five years. Vance signed with Louisville out of high school before transferring to Florida State. After two seasons with the Seminoles, where he was a productive member of the rotation, he is looking for a guaranteed role in his latest opportunity to impress NFL scouts.

Vance played in 27 games, with five starts, during his two years in Tallahassee. He totaled 34 tackles, four interceptions and five pass breakups in Garnet and Gold. Vance defeated Louisville in each of his pair of seasons with the Seminoles and recorded an interception against Syracuse in consecutive years.

The Louisiana native was competing with redshirt sophomore Earl Little Jr., senior Kevin Knowles and redshirt freshman Edwin Joseph for the starting job at Nickel. Little Jr. could have the inside track to win the role after a standout performance during FSU’s spring training series.

As of now, Florida State has had two scholarship players enter the portal this spring; Vance and wide receiver Joshua Burrell. The program still needs to lose a significant number of scholarship players to reach the 85 scholarship limit.

The Seminoles saw quarterback Tate Rodemaker (Southern Miss), quarterback AJ Duffy (San Diego State), running back Rodney Hill (Arkansas), running back CJ Campbell (FAU), wide receiver Goldie Lawrence (?), tight end Markeston Douglas (Arizona State), tight end Preston Daniel (Miami-Ohio), offensive lineman Thomas Shrader (Appalachian State), offensive lineman Bless Harris (TCU), offensive lineman Daughtry Richardson (FAU), offensive lineman Qae’shon Sapp (?), defensive end Gilber Edmond (South Carolina), defensive lineman Dennis Briggs (Illinois), defensive tackle Malcolm Ray (Rutgers), defensive tackle Ayobami Tifas (?), linebacker Dylan Brown-Turner (UTEP) and kicker Tyler Keltner (Oklahoma) enter the portal during the winter transfer portal that closed on January 4.

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