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Florida State football, recruiting news: Former NFL running back Ray Rice advises team

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Former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice was in Tallahassee to visit the team during practice and give a speech to the team later on Sunday.

Football:

- During practice on Sunday, Florida State got a visit from former NFL running back Ray Rice. The Rutgers alum was in Tallahassee to give a speech to the players as part of a preseason speaker series and was a guest during practice.

Over the weekend, it was announced that QB Sean Maguire, who was competing with freshman QB Deondre Francois for the starting role, will miss four weeks due to a stress fracture in his right foot. How will the season be impacted and College Football Playoff aspirations look without the rising senior who lead the team through its final six games of 2015?

- Bill Connelly of SB Nation broke down what the 2016 Florida Gator football season may look like. Despite the lackluster offense which may become a strength in 2017, Connelly says the defense alone of the Gators should keep the team close in games, and could do that much better with a competent offense. In summary, Connelly says its all about riding out 2016 for what should be a competitive 2017 roster.

Recruiting:

- FSU offered 2018 five-star defensive end Micah Parsons from Harrisburg (Pa.) The 6'3 235 lb. athlete is currently committed to Penn State, however has a plethora of offers from top tier schools including Alabama, Oregon, Michigan State, USC and Michigan. He is currently ranked the No. 5 overall player and No. 2 defensive end in the 2018 247 composite rankings.

Other Sports:

- At the Olympics in Rio, Florida State alum Kimberly Williams of FSU finished seventh in the women's long jump for Team Jamaica with a jump of 14.53 meters. You can read about her and more of the Florida State Track and Field athletes in Rio here.

- Former 'Nole baseball standout Luke Weaver made his MLB debut on Saturday, going four innings and allowing two earned runs. SB Nation's St. Louis Cardinals site, Viva El Birdos, broke down the young righty's start in full detail, and what kind of pitcher he may turn out to be.