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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU offers #1 center in 2017 class

Even with this year's National Signing Day just around the corner, it's not too early to look ahead to 2017.

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- For those going through college football withdrawals, check out the list of the top 100 games of the 2015 season from SB Nation's Bill Connelly.

- Chris B. Brown gives a fascinating look at the changes to college football strategy that could be coming over the next 50 years by looking back at the changes that have occurred over the last 50 years.

- Braden Gall and Steven Lassan analyze the very early top 25 for the 2016 season in their Athlon Sports podcast.

Recruiting

- Bud Elliott, in his non-Tomahawk Nation role as SB Nation's National Recruiting analyst, argues why fans should not get upset over their team's recruits moving around in the rankings in his daily recruiting newsletter.

Instead of getting angry, readers should celebrate recruiting services correcting their rankings. When a linebacker like Clemson commit Tre Lamar shows he can change direction against elite competition during All-Star practice at 6'4, 240, let's be happy that the rating services are willing to say, "Hey, this is new," and move him up 200 spots.

Kids' bodies develop at different rates. Some are maxed out as sophomores. Some grow three inches between junior and senior year. They get hurt and bounce back from injury (or not). Valuing every opportunity for evaluation is important.

- Florida State offered Cesar Ruiz, the #1 center in the 2017 class on Thursday.

Alumni

- A great FSU baseball story on the Seminoles' former radio play-by-play broadcaster Lee Bowen and the scholarship fund that was set up in his name after his premature death.

Opponents

- There are two former Gator quarterbacks who are on this year's Senior Bowl roster after proving to be successful QBs when they transferred away from UF. Luckily for FSU, Florida's bad luck at QB has continued recently with the suspension and subsequent transfer of seemingly competent QB Will Grier.

Other

- Although not FSU or college football related, here's a spectacular feature that provides a behind the scenes look at the life of Tom Brady, what he stands for, and his plans for life after football.