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Florida State football, recruiting news: Football is fun again

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NCAA Football: Florida State at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

As evidenced by tweets from junior linebacker Dontavious Jackson & junior tight end Naseir Upshur; the boys are having fun again on the football field:

Marvin Wilson commented on the complete atmosphere change of practice.

Unfortunately Nyqwan Murray (Noonie) will be having fun from the sidelines as he will miss the rest of the spring with a knee injury.

It’s not all fun and games as there’s certain brand of intensity and energy shown throughout practice so far.

Deondre Francois spoke about what it’s like leading and encouraging from the sidelines as he recovers from his knee injury.

“It’s a big role that I have to play, because being hurt, it’s very difficult to try and lead from the outside looking in,” Francois said. “You have to be very assertive. You have to lead players in different ways. Everything I can do possible to help the team and the leadership standpoint, that’s what I’m doing.”

Recruiting:

Willie Taggart was in Orlando recruiting at the Under Armour All-America camp (he’s allowed to be there as his son, Willie Taggart, Jr. was competing) and he ran into an old friend:

Another five-star running back is currently on campus:

A pair of four-star defensive targets will also be visiting today.

The nation’s number one all-purpose back Sean Dollars is set to visit Florida State:

Other Sports:

Behind the power of Nick Derr’s grand slam FSU was able to take the series from North Carolina.

Although FSU lost its bid to the Final Four against Michigan; Phil Cofer and Terance Mann were named to the All-West regional team:

FSU Softball has won 32 consecutive conference games.

Ninth-ranked tennis beat top-ranked Wake Forest to remain unbeaten at home: