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Jaleel McRae

Jaleel McRae - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Redshirt Sophomore
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
high school
IMG Academy


Played in eight games with one start and recorded six tackles…Seminole Scholar…opened season with career-high-tying three tackles, all solo, vs. Georgia Tech…started at No. 12 Miami and had two solo tackles…made one tackle in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State.


Appeared in all 13 games and made 15 tackles, including 2.5 for loss with 1.0 sack…ACC Honor Roll…registered season-high three tackles, 0.5 for loss, in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville…recorded 1.0 sack in season opener vs. Boise State…made one tackle in 31-13 win vs. North Carolina State…had two tackles at No. 2 Clemson…recorded two solo tackles in 35-17 win vs. Syracuse…made two tackles in 38-31 victory at Boston College…had one tackle in 49-12 win vs. Alabama State…registered solo stop at No. 8 Florida…recorded two solo tackles, 1.0 for loss, in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State.


Rated as four-star linebacker by ESPN and Rivals and three-star by 247Sports…tabbed as No. 11 outside linebacker and 122nd prospect in the country by ESPN…ranked 34th in the nation at his position and 56th overall in Florida by 247…selected to play in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…transferred from his home school of New Smyrna Beach to IMG Academy for his senior season…named to high school Dick Butkus Award watch list, given to nation’s best high school linebacker…part of IMG defense his senior season that allowed only 7.9 points per game and produced 7-1 record against national competition…high school teammates his senior season with fellow FSU signee Dontae Lucas…as a junior, totaled 73 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss and was named second-team all-area…as a sophomore was named a second-team Sophomore All-American by MaxPreps after totaling 72 tackles, 12.0 for loss, 5.0 sacks and two interceptions…also lettered in basketball while at New Smyrna Beach, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore…chose Florida State over Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech among others