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Florida State football, recruiting - 'Noles News at Tomahawk Nation

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- The University of Florida unveiled a new football stadium name, which is a mouth full to say the least:

- In Florida State football news, Ian Boyd of SB Nation broke down why he believes Louisville Cardinal's QB Lamar Jackson will break out this upcoming season. He attributes the speed of Jackson to be a focal point, however, the 'Noles had no problems shutting that down when the teams met up in 2015 holding the young quarterback to 32 yards on 19 carries.

- Our own Bud Elliott, head SB Nation Recruiting Analyst, compared the MLB and NFL draft's, saying the MLB Draft show's the hypocrisy of the NFL's collusion with College Football. There are certainly many more concerns when drafting a player in the NFL than the MLB such as citing off the field issues, school ethic, grades etc. In the NFL draft, one must have at least three years of college before entering the NFL Draft, in baseball, you don't need any. Did you know fewer than 5 percent of MLB players in 2012 held a college degree?

- Bill Connelly of SB Nation continued his Power Five breakdown, continuing with Boston College today. After making fun of their offense, he goes on to break down the quarterback battle between Jeff Smith and Troy Flutie, before praising their defense, quoting it as "The Leicester City of defenses."

- Mark Schlabach of ESPN released his predictions on what the All-America team would look like the the end of the season. Three 'Noles were selected: RB Dalvin Cook, OL Rod Johnson and DB Derwin James.


FSU baseball signee Brandon Reitz was named Star-Banner pitcher of the year. The Ocala native threw 58 1/3 innings to the tune of a .68 with an opponent batting average of .130.

ESPN released a list of what freshman to watch on each of the top-25 basketball teams this upcoming season. To no surprise, five-star forward Jonathan Isaac was named when it came to Florida State.

Isaac (No. 12) should move flawlessly into the starting wing position vacated by Malik Beasley, who declared for the NBA draft after his freshman season. He brings great size and skill at 6-foot-10. Isaac joining forces with Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Dwayne Bacon will make the Seminoles' perimeter tough to match up with in the deep ACC. -- Rankin

Three-star shooting guard Anthony Polite visited FSU this past weekend, and seemed to enjoy his time. The 6'5 210 lb. prospect holds offers from 21 other schools including Duke, Miami, Boston College, Alabama and Auburn.


Florida State baseball saw three of their signees get drafted in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft last night. INF Josh Lowe, RHP Forrest Whitley and LHP Cole Ragans were all selected and could receive offers that may pry them away from FSU.