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Florida State football, recruiting news: How many Heisman candidates could the ACC have in 2016?

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- ESPN's Andrea Adelson spreads more updates from the end of the ACC spring meetings in Amelia Island, sharing that Jimbo Fisher is pushing for the ACC to set its biggest rivalries on the same weekend each year, as other conferences across the nation do with their biggest grudge matches. Fisher's logic is sound as the known date of annual ACC matchups ahead of time would allow FSU to set its schedule well ahead of time.

For the Seminoles, does that mean a set annual date for Miami or for Clemson or ...?

"All of the above," Fisher says. "We have quite a few rivalries. It builds tradition. You build history, and how you play your season, how you plan your season, how you gauge your season of working up to it, how you set your timetables. When people know, they set their schedules based off that. They can set vacation, they can set off time. I know I'm going to Florida State-Clemson; I know I'm going to Florida State-Florida; I know I'm going to Florida State-Miami. Think about how many times you have to plan to go to that

David Hale, ACC writer for ESPN, analyzes exactly how many Heisman candidates the ACC could have in the 2016 season, coming to the conclusion that the list may be a bit longer than it was originally thought to be.

- Even Vic Beasley, a former defensive end at Clemson and top-ten NFL draft pick, has respect for Derwin James' game.


- FSU running back commit James Cook, the younger brother of Dalvin Cook, has officially reclassified to the 2018 recruiting class, allowing him to finish high school in three years and enroll at Florida State a year earlier, as first reported by Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. Cook, who is already 16 despite not having started his sophomore year of high school, would not be eligible his senior season due to his age regardless so the reclassification makes sense for all parties involved.

- Over the weekend, the Seminoles extended a number of offers including 2017 four-star cornerbacks Amir Riep and Kary Vincent as well as 2018 wide receiver Matthew Hill.


- Chase Goodbread, writer for, has both Seminole alums selected in the 2016 NFL Draft in the top 50 of his top 100 NFL rookie projections. Ramsey and Aguayo both find their respective spots on the list due to them landing on teams who need an instant contributor at their positions.

7. CB Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars: In what could be a big defensive turnaround in Jacksonville, Ramsey is a linchpin for improvement.

46. K Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs traded up to take Aguayo in Round 2, so they expect him to make a big impact right away.

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- The Florida State baseball team's midweek struggles carried on into the weekend as the Seminoles dropped two of three games in the road weekend series against Duke. Most of this week's issues can be attributed to a lack of offensive production. The bats, which have been the strongest part of this FSU team for the majority of the 2016 season, cannot afford to go cold now or the 'Noles could see an early postseason exit.

The FSU softball team won its third straight ACC Championship over the weekend, taking down Notre Dame in the title game on Saturday.