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Florida State football, recruiting news: Wide receivers impress at annual Fan Day

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Fans are starting to see Jimbo Fisher is optimistic about that unit this year.

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Football:

In an open practice in front of a few hundred die-hard Seminole Fans, wide receivers like Keith Gavin and true freshman Tamorrion Terry impressed fans, media, and coaches alike.

Since being handed the torch of a football program on the decline, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has resurrected the program and turned it into the powerhouse it is today.

Don’t think Derwin James was expecting the true freshman to eat up ground that quickly:

And while FSU may be down to six scholarship wide receivers, Jimbo Fisher is more confident about the unit than ever.

FSU got a few players back on the practice field Sunday after Saturday’s fiasco that saw multiple key players miss time.

Deondre Francois is oozing confidence in his third year as a Seminole.

The hype for NC State’s defensive line is not unwarranted.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is preparing for the challenge of facing a team like Florida State in the opener.

Check out this Photo Gallery from Media Day.

Recruiting:

5-star QB Justin Fields has plans to see FSU multiple times this season.

"I think I am going to go to the Alabama-Florida State game," Fields said. "I haven’t set any game-day things but I’m pretty sure I’m going to the Florida-State Alabama game.”

"I want to sit back and watch the games, how teams do. Of course overall play, their quarterback play, the plays they run - all that incorporates into what they do on offense."

As Fields said, “Coaches can say stuff,” so he wants to see what they actually do on Saturdays.

Specifically regarding FSU, Fields shared what he wants to see.

"Just what they have been doing in the past years," Fields said. "I know what they can do on offense. I know Coach Jimbo does great with quarterbacks."

Fields mentioned that beyond communicating with the coaching staff at FSU, he is also texting with a few of the freshmen. During his most recent visit to FSU in July, Fields spent a significant portion of his visit surrounded by newcomers.

3-star linebacker Rosendo Louis is done with visits and ready to decide.

“This month,” Louis said when asked about a decision date. “I’m trying to get ready for the season and have a clear mind.”

This summer Louis has taken a number of visits including Miami, Oklahoma, Auburn and Florida State.

“I’ve enjoyed visiting these different schools and seeing how the facilities are,” he said.

Now that he’s had time to think about his summer and the schools that are in his recruitment, Louis says a group of four stand out among the rest of his offers.

“There’s no leader but I have Miami, Florida State, South Carolina and Oklahoma.”

Could FSU flip another Walker from Alabama? (VIP)

Other Sports:

It’s not just football that’s coming back soon, FSU’s elite Soccer program is less than two weeks away from its season opener; check out some clips from practice:

Men’s Golf has announced their 2017-2018 schedule.

And the Men’s Basketball team is spending some time honing their relaxation skills in Jamaica:

Alumni:

Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off Hard Knocks tomorrow night on HBO.

And while Xavier Rhodes is newly extended and Lamarcus Joyner is close to an extension; the Falcons and Devonta Freeman seem to be drifting further apart in negotiations.