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Florida State football, recruiting news: Is Doak Campbell Stadium the best college football stadium in the nation?

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Football

Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium was named the top college football stadium in the country by David Collier of SEC Country.

There’s not a better looking stadium in the country than Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium. The entire thing is covered with bricks and gives it a castle-like look that is unique only to the Seminoles. Add in the awesome pregame festivities, and it’s hard to find a better stadium.

Matt Fortuna of ESPN asked Jimbo Fisher and Dabo Swinney if they believe that two ACC teams could make the College Football Playoff.

One of FSU’s representatives at ACC Kickoff, running back Dalvin Cook, talked about adapting to his new leadership role and how he continues to develop his game in a story written by Curt Weiler of the Orlando Sentinel.

Tallahassee Democrat columnist Corey Clark talks of the other Florida State player at Kickoff, defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who has legitimate star power even if he is occasionally overlooked for other ‘Noles.

But what’s interesting, at least in my opinion, is how relative little fanfare he seems to get around the country. He had 10.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss a season ago. He had 13 tackles and an interception in the bowl game against Houston.

And yet anytime someone talks about the 2016 Seminoles they mention Derwin and Dalvin. Maybe Deondre. But DeMarcus? Not as much. Even though, as Fisher said, he is one of the best players in the United States.

“There’s no doubt he is,” Fisher said. “Production. Talent. And what he does. He had 10 1/2 sacks, plays the runs, affects the quarterback, plays hard. Sets a tone for the other guys.

“Yes he is. Most definitely.”

Recruiting

Our own David Visser explains why Florida State could quite possibly take a commitment from a second quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class.

One of those potential 2017 QBs, three-star James Blackman out of Glades Central High School who impressed at last week’s Jimbo Fisher camp, named FSU among his latest list of top three schools, according to Josh Newberg of Noles247. ($)

The Seminoles also made a good impression on 2017 four-star safety Hamsah Nasirildeen last week. The FSU target had nothing but good things to say about Florida State after his stop at Fisher Camp.

After a productive recruiting week, Florida State seems poised for another great weekend on the trail as five-star running back Cam Akers is set to visit Tallahassee this weekend.

Alumni

On Sunday, it broke that longtime NFL defensive tackle and former Florida State Seminole Darnell Dockett will officially announce his retirement in a press conference on Monday.

Other Sports

Tomahawk Nation’s Prince Akeem Joffar, the site’s women’s basketball writer, released the first part of his state of the program for the FSU women on Sunday.