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Florida State football, recruiting news 1/21: FSU continues attempt to flip UF commit Manuel

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Florida State continues their recruiting efforts ahead of national signing day next month.

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-Current Florida Gator commit Shavar Manuel is still planning to visit FSU on the 29th. He will visit UF this weekend before going to Tallahassee, and is a very viable candidate to flip from UF to FSU, just as Dalvin Cook did.

-The 'Noles were eliminated from contention for five-star Tampa Catholic receiver Nate Craig-Myers as he will decide between Auburn, UNC and 'Ole Miss.

-SBNation looks at the recruiting ranks between the SEC and "The World." The 'Noles ranked second of schools on The World with eight recruits in an interesting analysis of this year's commitments.

-State of the U made a complete recruiting update for the Miami Hurricanes as they still try to make an attempt to beat Florida State for the first time since 2009.

-FSU sent coaches for an in-house visit to top linebacker target Dontavious Jackson who has Florida State listed in his final five schools along with Michigan, Alabama, UF and Texas. The staff is making an attempt to get Jackson to make an unofficial visit to Tallahassee.

Alumni:

-Terrance Smith continues to get praise for his work in practices leading up the the East vs West Shrine Game that Smith will play in on Saturday. CBS Sports currently has Smith projected as a seventh round pick, however that can still change. The reason behind the seventh round draft grade is due to the physicality and durability of the linebacker.

- Bucky Brooks of NFL.com lists Jalen Ramsey as the number one player on his big board, ahead of names such as Joey Bosa and Laremy Tunsil amongst others.

-Ramsey was also ranked third in postseason All-American voting by SB Nation.

Other:

-If you thought the Florida State vs. Florida rivalry was intense these days, you should check out this official FSU football magazine cover from the 70's.

-Saturday Showdown made a ranking of the best hires in college football in the past decade, ranking Jimbo Fisher at #3.

They say it's impossible to replace a legend, but Jimbo Fisher is doing a pretty good job of it in following in the footsteps of the great Bobby Bowden at Florida State since 2010. Fisher has already won a national title (2013) and had back-to-back unbeaten regular seasons (2013, 2014). He's a great recruiter, gathering top-five talent every year. Florida State is back to being a national power again, and that's all on Fisher.

- If you missed Bud Elliot and Ingram Smith on the latest Nolecast released yesterday, you can check that out here.