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Florida State football, recruiting news: Where is FSU in SI's ACC preview?

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Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

- Chris Johnson of Sports Illustrated released his ACC preview on Monday which has Florida State finishing at 10-2 with multiple Seminoles earning preseason accolades.

- The Orlando Sentinel's Brendan Sonnone discusses FSU's desire to improve on last year's significantly worse kick return unit.

- Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post tells the story of how Brad Lawing came to the FSU coaching staff as well as what he brings to the staff. Lawing's track record of putting defensive linemen in the NFL should benefit a D-Line unit that struggled in 2014.

Lawing brings 35 years of experience to the staff, including 17 over two stops at South Carolina. His last two years were at Florida as Will Muschamp's assistant head coach and defensive line coach. As bad as things got for the Gators these last two years, the one constant was a stout defensive line that last year limited opponents to 116.2 rushing yards per game (13th nationally) and had 30 quarterback sacks, 13 more than the Seminoles.

- Safid Deen of the Tallahassee Democrat poses that FSU's DB unit hopes to use its versatility to make up for depth issues in other position groups. With as much talent as Florida State has in the secondary, the ability for the DBs to play in different places on the field could be very useful for the Seminoles going forward.

- CFB 24/7's Mike Huguenin has Jalen Ramsey at No. 3 on his list of the top 15 freakish athletes in college football.

Ramsey is making the move this season from safety to cornerback, his natural position, and he will contend for All-America honors; he has started all 28 games in his career. He also is a big-time track athlete who dreams of potentially competing in the 2016 Olympics -- and it could come true. He won the long jump at both the ACC indoor and outdoor meets (26-1 outdoors), and also ran the lead leg on the conference-champion 4x100 relay team at the outdoor meet. In addition, he was a finalist in the 100 meters at the conference's outdoor meet (10.61 seconds). Ramsey turned in a vertical jump of 41 inches while in high school in Nashville.