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Florida State football, recruiting news: Which Seminole would make the best presidential candidate?

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Florida State receiver Kermit Whitfield Jr.
Florida State receiver Kermit Whitfield Jr.
Caleb Helpling

Football

- Jared Shanker of ESPN sat down with Dalvin Cook to discuss the injury which kept him from fully entering the Heisman conversation in 2015 in addition to projecting how productive he could be this year if he can stay healthy.

- ESPN also asked its writers to decide which player from each top 25 team would make the best presidential candidate. Florida State's representative is also one of the best Seminoles on the gridiron.

2. Florida State Seminoles

Derwin James, Soph., S: For years, James was one of the leaders of the Seminoles' recruiting classes, rallying commitments and undecided prospects. After a freshman season in which James quietly became one of the best safeties in the ACC, he's back in a leadership role. It's not limited to just the defense, where James is being asked to replace Jalen Ramsey. Offensive players also look to James, who is not just one of Florida State's best players but one of its hardest- working players.

Recruiting

- Florida State offered 2017 wide receiver Tyrell Shavers on Monday. Although he is currently only a three-star recruit, his stock may be on the rise as he also holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Stanford, and Texas A&M.

- Robert Beal, the No. 3 weak-side defensive end in the 2017 recruiting class, included the Seminoles in the list of his top seven teams.

- 2017 cornerback Latavious Brini visited FSU on Tuesday and, measuring in at 6'2 himself, he likely took note of the size that the Seminoles like in in their corners.

Alumni

- Former Seminole and current Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is making a difference this offseason. After making his first Pro Bowl in his second season, he recently hosted a charity bowling tournament, reuniting with fellow FSU alums and Falcons teammates to raise money for underprivileged families, as relayed here by David Wilkinson of WXIA-Atlanta.

Other Sports

- Our own Michael Rogner evaluates FSU basketball freshman Malik Beasley's decision to declare for the draft after just one season.

- For something lighter, Syracuse's SB Nation site, Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, wrote a hugely entertaining satirical letter to America, apologizing on behalf of their basketball team for "ruining the NCAA Tournament."

- Florida State Baseball came away with a win thanks to the outstanding work by the bullpen.