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Florida State football, recruiting news 08/01

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Kevin C. Cox

-Florida State picked up two new four-star commitments yesterday in quarterbacks Deondre Francois and Kai Locksley. They join De'Andre Johnson as FSU QB commitments. The Seminoles are in great shape for another outstanding recruiting class.

-Bud Elliott examines whether or not the Noles will sign all three of the players mentioned above.

-Florida State was picked as the pre-season #1 for the USA Today Coaches Poll released yesterday. The Noles received 56 of the 62 first place votes, while Oklahoma finished second with three. The Florida Gators were unranked by the poll for the first time since 1991.

-Erick Smith of USA Today takes a look at why history isn't on the Noles side in winning another national title.

-Sticking with the USA Today, they rank the 25 quarterbacks from the pre-season coaches poll.

-Shakin the Southland rates the best three running backs Clemson will face in 2014. Karlos Williams makes an appearance on the list.

-Friend of the blog Patrick Stevens takes a look at Notre Dame and Clemson.

-Speaking of Clemson, Bud has added some very interesting notes to the Clemson Florida State opponent preview piece.