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Florida State football, recruiting news: James Blackman or Deondre Francois in 2018?

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Football:

Florida State’s incoming quarterback battle is listed as one of the 20 most interesting QB battles of the spring. Who do you have incumbent starter James Blackman or perceived favorite Deondre Francois?

It will be trial by fire for Willie Taggart’s Seminoles because the 2018 schedule is loaded.

Derrick Nnadi participated in Senior Bowl Week but won’t play in the game:

Don’t book those hotels in South Bend yet; ticket availability is going to be very limited.

The staff is complete and the schedule is out; the latest Nolecast discusses what that means for Florida State.

Recruiting:

The final 247 rankings update wasn’t too kind to FSU commit and signees; there are not 167 prospects better than Asante Samuel, Jr.

Recent 247 four-star Jordan Young is a freak with only one Power 5 scholarship offer; expect that to change and FSU might join the fray.

Four-star DE/DT Dennis Briggs is one of the top targets left on FSU’s board and Willie Taggart sent the whole defensive staff in to see him.

Did new offensive coordinator Walt Bell even get a chance to stop in Tallahassee before going to see the top QB target on FSU’s board?

26% of the top talent in the 2018 recruiting class remains unsigned; By law of supply and demand you can expect the next few weeks to be wild.

Basketball:

The short-handed Seminoles were down 14 in the fourth quarter to Wake Forest yet Sue Semrau’s team rallied for an overtime victory.

Alumni:

Yes Spring College Football is months away but there are plenty of Seminoles to watch in this weekend’s conference championships: