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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU completes first day of fall camp

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FSU enters camp with only one player sidelined due to injury.

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Football:

There was plenty of excitement for FSU’s first practice of the fall, which came with a number of personnel changes among the offensive line and on special teams.

Jimbo Fisher spoke for about forty minutes ahead of practice in his weekly press conference.

Derwin James is staying grounded despite the numerous preseason accolades.

FSU is only missing one player due to injury, with no reported academic casualties; the ’Noles are in good shape.

247’s Travis Register has a 126 photo photo-gallery from the first practice.

FSU’s strengths at the moment are clearly in the secondary and at running back.

In ESPN’s fan vote, Deondre Francois is currently rated as the 10th best QB in college football; too high, too low, or just right?

Led by James, FSU has four players inside ESPN’s top 25 annual college football player rankings.

Here’s everything you need to know before College Football comes back in three and a half weeks.

SEC quarterbacks were mediocre last year at best; that’s probably going to change.

These seven story-lines are likely to dominate the conversation among the talking heads this preseason.

Recruiting:

With the new preseason dead camp coming into effect, there’s not much recruiting news to be had, but FSU did make the top 5 for a former DE commitment:

Also, quite a few targets and commitments displayed their official written offer from Florida State, including top CB commit AJ Lytton:

Alumni:

Lamar's Joyner, on the verge of an extension with the Rams, is back to playing safety, and he’s loving it.

Jameis Winston loves interacting with his young fans, and he’s always boosting their self-esteem: