Florida State football, recruiting news 07/07

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Seminoles all over watch lists. From Florida State:

Six Florida State football players were named to preseason national award watch lists on Monday.

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston led three Seminoles selected to the Maxwell Award Watch List. He was joined by rising senior wide receiver Rashad Greene and rising senior running back Karlos Williams. Winston was a finalist for the 2013 Maxwell Award.

Rising junior cornerback P.J. Williams and rising junior defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. were named to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List.

The Maxwell Award has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937, while the Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced on Nov. 3, 2014, while finalists for each award will be unveiled Nov. 24, 2014. The winners of the 2013 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 11, 2014. The formal presentational of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Revel Casino Hotel Atlantic City on March 6, 2015.

Rounding out the Florida State honorees on Monday was rising sophomore wide receiver/kick returner Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield, who was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

-ESPN's Jared Shanker says Louisville has the ACC's best receiving unit in 2014. I think the Noles pass-catching unit is a bit underrated coming into the 2014 season. With Rashad Greene and Nick O'Leary leading the way FSU has two proven players in that department. Add in Jesus Wilson, Isaiah Jones, Scooter Haggins, Travis Rudolph, and Ermon Lane and I think there is a nice crop to have one or two more players step-up to give the Noles a great wide receiving core.

-Florida State beat out Miami for "Linebacker U" according to Mike Huguenin of NFL.com.

-Notre Dame's SB Nation site One Foot Down has been doing a countdown of the Irish's worst 75 losses in their program's history. It got me thinking, what was FSU's worst loss as a program? I'm only 20, so my memory only goes back so far, but Wake Forest in 2006 was the worst I can remember in my short time as a Seminole (USF in 2009 a close second). What's your's and why?

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