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Former FSU Running Back Picks Up Six Offers Within 24 Hours Of Entering Transfer Portal

It isn't taking long for the former walk-on running back to earn scholarship opportunities.
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The NCAA Transfer Portal Window opened on Monday and Florida State has already seen nearly ten members of its roster depart from the team.

After joining the Seminoles as a walk-on three years ago, redshirt sophomore running back CJ Campbell developed into a valuable member of the program. He worked his way into the backend of the rotation while contributing across the special team's units.

It was obvious that he possessed the talent of a scholarship player but unfortunately, that opportunity was unlikely to come at Florida State due to a crowded backfield. That led Campbell to test the waters in the portal as he tries to maximize his opportunities at the college level.

Campbell has only been officially in the NCAA Transfer Portal for just over 24 hours but he's already received interest from a variety of teams. According to his social media, he's picked up offers from FAU, Arkansas State, UMass, Samford (FCS), FAMU (FCS), and Valdosta State (D2).

The Owls would be an interesting fit for Campbell's next stop depending on how his transfer recruitment shakes out. Florida Atlantic is losing its top two running backs (Larry McCammon, Kobe Lewis) to graduation and the move would allow him to stay in-state. Campbell is originally from Louisiana but finished his high school career in Florida before walking on with the Seminoles.

The 5-foot-9, 196-pound running back finished the 2023 season with seven carries for 117 yards and a touchdown as well as seven special teams tackles. He had a 70-yard touchdown run in the home finale against North Alabama. Campbell is expected to play in the Orange Bowl against Georgia.

During his time in Tallahassee, Campbell totaled 25 carries for 181 yards with three touchdowns on the ground while catching one pass for three years.

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