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Noles News 2/22: Florida State wraps up productive Junior Day

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James Cook, brother of FSU running back Dalvin Cook, was among the visitors at Junior Day.
James Cook, brother of FSU running back Dalvin Cook, was among the visitors at Junior Day.

Football

- An interesting report states that Florida State could be a target if the Big 12 chooses to expand this summer.

- ESPN's Andrea Adelson sat down for an interview with ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

Recruiting

- It was a busy recruiting weekend as Tomahawk Nation had feet on the ground both at Saturday's Junior Day and Sunday's The Opening; Orlando camp.

- Florida State added a commitment on Saturday from 2017 four-star defensive tackle Cory Durden.

- Over the weekend, Florida State offered three-star defensive tackle Akial Byers, the No. 1 player from Arkansas in the 2017 recruiting class.

Alumni

In his newest mock draft for NFL.com, Chad Reuter had Jalen Ramsey going to the Jacksonville Jaguars as the fifth-overall pick and Roberto Aguayo as a fourth-round selection by the Houston Texans, No. 119 overall. Reuter also lists Nile Lawrence-Stample and Terrance Smith, among his additional players worthy of selection in the first four rounds.

Other Sports

- The Florida State baseball team opened its 2016 season with a sweep of the visiting Rhode Island Rams.

- In worse news, the Florida State men's basketball team suffered its fourth straight loss, this time at Virginia Tech, that will put an end to a any NCAA Tournament hopes for the Seminoles unless they make a highly improbable ACC Tournament run.

- Our own Matt Minnick provided some observations on FSU's loss at VT and what it says about this season as large.