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Florida State QB James Blackman announces transfer to Arkansas State

Florida State quarterback James Blackman looks for a receiver during the first half of the...
Florida State quarterback James Blackman looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Florida, in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019(Source: AP)
Updated: Jan. 30, 2021 at 12:01 AM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Looks like there’s another Power 5 addition to the 2021 Arkansas State recruiting class.

Florida State redshirt junior QB James Blackman announced on Instagram Friday evening that he’s transferring to the Red Wolves. Blackman entered the portal earlier this month.

He’s tied for 10th in FSU history with 40 touchdown passes. Blackman is top 15 in completions (433), passing yards (5,445), total offense (5,417), & 300 yard passing games (3). Blackman played in 32 games for the Seminoles from 2017-2020.

He would have 2 seasons of eligibility with the Red Wolves. Blackman played in 2017 & 2019. He appeared in only 4 games with the Seminoles in 2018, qualifying for a redshirt. 2020 was a free year eligibility wise, he opted out in November.

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