Wide receiver D’Marcus Adams and defensive end Malcolm Lamar are now Owls, FAU announced via Twitter.
Lamar played in four games last season as a redshirt freshman, with one of his two tackles coming against Miami.
Adams didn’t play in either of his two seasons as a Seminole.
Both players signed with FSU as part of the Seminoles 2018 recruiting class – the Seminoles’ first under Taggart, and have three years of eligibility remaining. They are now officially enrolled at FAU.
Lamar and Adams visited FAU during the first week of January, as did Butler offensive lineman Eli Fields. All three will be Owls.
Fields’ arrival is delayed by slow processing of his records, he said on Monday, but all all hurdles have been cleared and he will arrive at FAU on Wednesday. Fields still has three years of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play immediately.
Adams and Lamar would have to sit out the 2020 season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules unless they are able to successfully petition the NCAA for an exemption. It is unclear whether either or both will file such an application.
When Fields arrives he’ll likely be the second offensive lineman to enroll for the spring semester. Copiah-Lincoln offensive lineman Sebastien Dolcine says his transfer is expected to become official on Tuesday and he’ll begin taking classes immediately.
Both Fields and Dolcine say the Owls like them at tackle. FAU lost starting left tackle Brandon Walton to graduation and right tackle Marquice Robinson frequently drew criticism from coaches during the season – though his play did appear to improve dramatically near season’s end.
By enrolling in January, Fields and Dolcine can participate in spring practices – providing them a major advantage heading into fall camp.
FAU’s offensive line also lost center Junior Diaz to graduation.
East Central Community College defensive tackle Alvin Dempsey tweeted his arrival at FAU on Sunday.
New Hampstead (Ga.) wide receiver Justin McKithen is also on campus enrolled in classes. Having lost two of their three starting wide receivers, McKithen can fill a position of need for the Owls. A speedster likely destined to play the slot, McKithen will use spring practices show he can make in impact as a true freshman.
FAU announced in December that former Cincinnati wide receiver Yanez Rogers would be transferring to Boca Raton. It’s unclear whether that transfer is official.
Linebacker Joe Lewis is also on campus and is expected to be officially announced as such in the coming days.
In December FAU hired Taggart to replace Lane Kiffin, who left to coach Mississippi. Taggart’s signed nine players to during December’s early signing period, not including Rogers, and has since added Fields, Adams and Lamar.