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Florida State football recruiting: UTEP transfer Jeremiah Byers

Florida State football recruiting: UTEP transfer Jeremiah Byers

Transformation a State of Florida The football offensive line has been a spectacle over the past three seasons. Offensive coordinator and OL coach Alex Atkins has brought in a lot of talent and experience over the past few cycles. That trend continued Monday night with the former UTEP commit Jeremiah Byers.

The 6’4, 330-pound Byers is considered one of the top power forwards on the transfer portal. He just finished his redshirt sophomore campaign at right tackle for UTEP and was named first team all-conference at the end of the season. Byers had a Pro Football Focus grade of 81.0 in 2022 and 72.7 in 2021, showing improvement along with the versatility to slide inside when needed.

Byers took an official visit to Florida State on the weekend of December 9th. He is expected to push for a starting role in Tallahassee and has two years of eligibility remaining.

From his UTEP bio:

Conference USA All-Freshman Team (2020)


All-Conference USA Honorable Mention.

Starter at right tackle in all 13 games.

Played a major role for the Miners, averaging 392.0 yards per game, including 140.0 rushing yards.

Led the way for Ronald Awatt and Deion Hankins to average over 100 yards per game combined.

Helped UTEP rank 18th nationally in time of possession (31:51) and 21st in sacks allowed (1.46 per game).


Participated in six games on offense, including three starts on the season.

Started the season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin at right tackle, as well as UTEP’s games at Charlotte and North Texas.

Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that produced 16 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards on the season.


Earned a redshirt after playing and starting two games on the offensive line for the Miners.

Made his first career at UAB.

Also earned his first career start in the season finale against Rice.


Played three seasons of varsity football at LC Anderson HS and played in all 10 games in 2018.

In total, he tallied 74 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and an interception.

Created holes and paved the way for the Trojans to rack up 1,334 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The team has rushed for more than 100 yards in five games, including 241 yards in a win over Austin.

A total of 11 stops have been added.

Played in 10 games as a sophomore and posted 52 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks.


Full name is Jeremiah Shaquille Byers … Son of Kevin Drons and Shalanda Byers … Has one brother and two sisters … Born in Austin, Texas … Father is football coach at Shadow Creek High School … Mother is volleyball coach at LC Anderson High School … Undeclared major.

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