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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU goes in-home with 2016 cornerback Carlos Becker

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Caleb Helpling

Recruiting

Florida State coaches went in-home with four-star defensive back target Carlos Becker Wednesday to try to convince him to be a Seminole. Ohio State is seen as the strongest competition here.

Bud Elliott, in his role as National Recruiting Analyst for SB Nation, found an interesting trend when comparing the recruit rankings of players on the Super-Bowl bound Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.

Football

ESPN's Andrea Adelson points out a staggering differential between the top two ACC teams' 2016 strength of schedule.

Jared Shanker of ESPN power ranked ACC conference schedules by difficulty and the Seminoles find themselves near the top and surrounded by some teams they are quite well-acquainted with.

2. Miami: Mark Richt's ACC career begins with a few familiar opponents as the Hurricanes play Georgia Tech and Florida State to begin their conference schedule. But those games are also the start of a brutal six-game stretch that ends with North Carolina, at Virginia Tech on a short week, at Notre Dame and home against Pitt.

3. Florida State: The Seminoles had an easy first half of the season to start 2015. That won't be the case this coming fall. Conference play opens Sept. 17 at Louisville and then a road trip to an improved USF team precedes games to Coastal contenders North Carolina and Miami.

4. Clemson: The reigning conference champions of course have to travel to Florida State, but they also have two midweek road games. The Tigers visit Georgia Tech on a Thursday

Alumni

Former Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston seems to be enjoying his time in Hawaii for his first Pro Bowl.

Speaking of the Pro Bowl, Winston has been reunited with former teammate Devonta Freeman on Team Irvin for Sunday's game.

Other sports

Kirby Hocutt, the new chairman for the College Football Playoff Committee, sat down for an interview on how he views college football and what his role entails with Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated.

Bill Connelly, a college football writer for SB Nation, discusses how college football is both very similar to and nothing like English Premier League soccer.