FAMU Signs FSU Football Five-Star Demorie Tate

The ex-Florida State top recruit is getting a second chance to showcase his talent while continuing his college career in Tallahassee.

Demorie Tate pictured via Clutch Points.

Demorie Tate, the ex-Florida State five-star has joined the FAMU Rattlers!

Florida A&M University made the announcement yesterday evening from their Twitter account page. Tate who signed with FSU in 2019, is getting a second chance on the field as The Rattler’s new defensive back.


Tate was a five-star prospect in the 2020 class. Despite his immense amount of talent, he struggled consistently on the field with the Seminoles and chose to enter the portal following the 2022 season.

Tate didn’t end up landing with a program and sat out this past year.

The signage presents Tate a second chance with the recent HBCU national champions. FAMU finished 12-1 and defeated Howard in the Celebration Bowl in head coach Willie Simmons’ sixth year with the program.

This transfer also adds to the growing number of FBS players acquired by an HBCU.

HBCUs has acquired the most FBS transfers in 2023, with FAMU ranking No.3 with 12 transfers so far.

Here are the 2023 FBS-to-HBCU transfers so far as complied by Hero Sports:

  • Alabama A&M -12
  • Alcorn State -1
  • Bethune-Cookman -5
  • Florida A&M -12
  • Grambling -7
  • Hampton -2
  • Howard -2
  • Jackson State -14
  • Mississippi Valley State – 5
  • N.C. A&T – 2
  • N.C. Central -2
  • Norfolk State – 5
  • Southern – 3
  • Tennessee State -1
  • Texas Southern – 2

The FAMU Rattlers are set to face FBS programs such as Miami and Troy in 2024.