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Florida State football, recruiting news: Preparing for Miami (Fl)

- A double shot from Safid Deen about FSU's players stepping up to fill roles vacated by injury at running backlinebacker and safety.

- From ESPN Jared Shanker and Andrea Adelson reveal the keys to the game for both Florida State and Miami(Fl).

- Brendan Sonnone wonders which version of Brad Kayaa the Seminoles will face this year and includes some glowing quotes about the sophomore signal caller from FSU's players and coaches.

- Over at 247 Sports Ryan Bartow shows how much FSU fans love Al Golden. Also 10 minutes of the war chant!

The Seminoles have enjoyed recent success in the series over their archrival winning five straight.

A big part of the success has allowed Florida State to virtually walk into Miami’s backyard and handpick any top recruit they want. Some of the most talented Seminoles hail from south Florida including Dalvin Cook, Ermon Lane, Da’Vante Phillips, Tarvarus McFadden, Sh’Mar Kilby-Lane and Travis Rudolph.

To add insult to injury, Rudolph, Cook, Phillips and McFadden played their high school ball for former Hurricanes Steve Walsh, Roland Smith and Mike Rumph, respectively.

The cherry picking has continued with ease for Florida State this cycle taking two of the best from Smith’s Miami/Central powerhouse, Keir Thomas and Jamel Cook, securing a verbal commit from Emmett Rice, coached by known Miami fan Luther Campbell and even locking up four-star back Amir Rasul from Coral Gables High, a school a few blocks from Miami’s campus.

- Pete Thamel writes about UCLA's Miles Jack and his decision to withdraw from school in order to prepare for the draft after a season ending injury. If Jack is taken early get ready to see other high impact young players take a similar risk.

-Florida State will be welcoming more than 25 four- and five-star recruits for the game. Full list coming today.