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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU loses two more players to the NFL Draft

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Your daily dose of all things Florida State.

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Football:

It’s official. Auden Tate and Tarvarus Mcfadden have declared for the NFL Draft. That’s five early entries so far joining former teammates Derwin James, Josh Sweat, and Ryan Izzo.

Harlon Barnett is your next Defensive Coordinator at Florida State. Many in the coaching community respect his prowess as a defensive mind and Michigan State’s 4-3 Cover 4 defense is a big reason why.

According to Peter Ariz, Ron Dugans is staying at Miami:

With the dead period ending soon, I expect Willie Taggart to move on rather quickly.

Recruiting:

Jaiden Woodbey capped off an awesome week at the Army All-American Bowl by picking off Clemson QB signee Trevor Lawrence; see how he and other FSU targets and commits/signees did this weekend.

With OL Coach Grey Frey in the fold, Nick Petit-Frere’s recruitment just became a target of interest for FSU fans. (VIP)

4-star 2019 DB Kenyatta Watson has decommitted from FSU:

Watson’s father cites a lack of communication with the new staff as a reason for the split.

Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell thought Asante Samuel, Jr. & AJ Lytton had good weeks in Orlando.

Basketball:

Men’s basketball battled some frigid shooting and questionable officiating in a tough road loss to Miami.

Women’s basketball dropped their first conference loss of the season to Syracuse.

Alumni:

Jalen Ramsey made his playoff debut yesterday, and he didn’t disappoint:

Not a bad way to back up being named to your first All-Pro team. Xavier Rhodes is on that team, too. In fact, the only two CB’s are both Seminoles. DBU is only a debate if you like arguing without facts.

Devonta Freeman scored a TD in the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff victory over the Los Angeles Rams: