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Florida State football, recruiting news 8/12

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- Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post relates Jimbo Fisher's message that this is probably the deepest tight end group in his tenure. Although it is still unknown which tight end will be named the starter, it is quite likely that we will see 3 tight ends get semi-regular action this year.

- Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat brings up the legacy left behind at Florida State by Rashad Greene, who will surely be missed in Tallahassee this year by the Seminole faithful as well as the Florida State football team.

- David Hale and Matt Fortuna, both of ESPN, debated which secondary unit is the best in the ACC this year and neither chose Florida State as Hale went with the Clemson Tigers and Fortuna leans towards Virginia Tech. Despite FSU having arguably the best defensive back in the ACC in Jalen Ramsey, it's hard to argue that Clemson and VT will have formidable secondaries in the upcoming season.

- Greg Ostendorf, also of ESPN, released his preview of the Florida Gators, who FSU plays on November 28th this year, and he says their season could go as well as a SEC East title or as poorly as another season without a bowl appearance.

Winning the SEC East is a nice goal, but a lot would have to go Florida's way for that to happen. It could just as easily go the other direction for the Gators this season. If they lose to Kentucky in Week 3, McElwain might not get his first conference win until November, when Florida hosts Vanderbilt. At that point, you could pretty much kiss a bowl game goodbye. As thin as this team is, any major injury could cripple their season.

- Nole Digest's Wayne McGahee writes about the impressive recovery that Reggie Northrup has made.With the lack of depth at LB on this year's team, FSU will likely need Northrup to make a big impact.

- Devin Dae Tucker of State of the U, Miami's SB Nation site, compares this year's Miami offense to Miami's 2014 offense. With the departure of Duke Johnson, Clive Walford, and three 50+ reception receivers, Miami will need Brad Kaaya to rise to the occasion if they want to see extended success this season.

-Corey Bender of Scout sat down with FSU legacy Stanford Samuels III, who released his new Top 3 which includes the Seminoles.