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Florida State football, recruiting news: Is Demarcus Christmas FSU’s secret weapon?

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Devonta Freeman is now the highest paid running back in football.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Florida State Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Every college football playoff contender has a secret weapon; for FSU that weapon is redshirt junior defensive tackle, Demarcus Christmas.

Checking in at 6'4" and 308 pounds, the space-eating defensive tackle makes a critical impact outside of the box score. Along with Nnadi, Christmas limits the success of inside runs by occupying blockers and freeing linebackers to make the tackle.

The Seminoles should boast one of the country's most feared fronts, and Christmas is the final piece of the disruptive unit.

With only one preseason poll left to be shown FSU is firmly entrenched within the top 3 in the preseason consensus Top 25:

Derwin James went one-on-one with ESPN’s Chris Low:

FSU’s biggest wildcard is Rick Leonard.

It is somewhat of a surprise that Jimbo Fisher already effectively announced Leonard as his starting left tackle, but it's a good sign that the FSU coach is comfortable with the progress Leonard has made. If the senior can hold down the left tackle job full-time, it opens real options across the rest of the line, particularly at the right tackle spot, where Derrick Kelly has gotten first-team reps and Josh Ball and Brock Ruble are also in the mix

Auden Tate knows exactly whom the biggest mouth on the team belongs to.

College fans are crazy and they’ll do anything to get autographs from their favorite coaches and players.

There are college football coaches out there that believe Nick Saban is one of the most overrated coaches in college football, seriously.

CBS Sports didn’t take the easy way out with a top 25 rankings; they did a top 130. That’s right all 130 FBS programs ranked 1-130.

Recruiting:

FSU is on the verge of landing Rosendo Louis, a talented linebacker out of miami, he’s set to decide next Wednesday. (VIP)

FSU’s 2019 class is well-represented in Rivals’ debut 2019 top 250 rankings.

Alumni:

Devonta Freeman is now the highest paid running back in football. His extension is for 41.25 million dollars over five with 22 of that being fully guaranteed.

From Liberty City in Miami, Florida to an eight-figure bank account Devonta Freeman’s story is incredible but this is a story about football and when it comes to producing on the football field no running back has been more productive than Devonta Freeman over the last two years:

Kelvin Benjamin is two years removed from tearing his ACL in 2015 and this touchdown should look very similar to FSU fans. Particularly FSU fans that remember exactly what happened on October 19th, 2013: