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Florida State football, recruiting news: How watchable is the Independence Bowl?

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Florida State players are actively trying to flip Justin Fields.

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Football:

Alex Kirshner ranked every bowl by watch-ability and this year’s Independence Bowl featuring FSU is way down the list.

Derwin James is off to the NFL Draft and was named a Walter-Camp All-American last night.

Willie Taggart hasn’t hired his staff yet so he’s bring Jimbo Fisher’s holdovers on recruiting trips with him; why?

The Tennessee Volunteers finally found a coach and it’s former FSU DC Jeremy Pruitt.

Should the playoff expand to 8 teams? I get hives just thinking about it. Four is already two teams too many in my opinion.

Recruiting:

I think it’s safe to say that Seminoles would like Justin Fields on their football team:

Jalen Wilkerson

Marvin Wilson

Corey Durden

DJ Matthews

4-star commitments Christian Armstrong & Amari Gainer have shutdown their recruitments and will early enroll at Florida State.

4-star QB James Foster got a visit from Lawrence Dawsey:

Basketball:

FSU Basketball isn’t ranked yet but on CBS Sports’ Top 25 and One poll they’ve jumped into the Top 11.

The Seminoles' perfect record features six double-digit wins - most notably a 17-point win at Florida. Terance Mann is averaging 16.7 points in 30.0 minutes per game.

When you win by 45 there are plenty of highlights to go around:

FSU is one of three schools on this list to have both undefeated Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams:

Alumni:

You can another accolade to all-time great Seminole Warrick Dunn‘s list:

After getting into the endzone Devonta Freeman took a leap into some fans:

New head man Willie Taggart has Charlie Ward‘s stamp of approval: