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Florida State football, recruiting news: Happy Draft Day

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The list of #NFLNoles will grow this weekend.

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Football

It’s here. The 2018 NFL Draft begins tonight and several Florida State Seminoles will hear their names called over the course of the weekend as they fulfill a lifelong dream.

The highest touted prospect out of FSU — Derwin James — was with another standout Seminole DB at FSU, Jalen Ramsey. Check out the two walking around #DBU below.

Ramsey will also be accompanying James at the Draft tonight.

Looking ahead to the 2018 schedule for FSU, Notre Dame will be without defensive end Jay Hayes next season.

FSU head coach Willie Taggart mentioned that he will be featuring multiple running backs at the same time in the new offense. A stark contrast to the previous coaching staff at Florida State.

Speaking of that previous coaching staff... Checking in on College Station:

Recruiting

Unrated wide receiver Tyrese Cooper from Miami (FL) Norland High School picked up an offer from FSU yesterday. His only other offer is from nearby Florida Atlantic University, but the 2019 prospect is lightning quick and runs the 100, 200, and 400 meter dash for his high school track team.

Henry Gray, a four-star 2020 cornerback from Miami (FL) Central High, was offered by FSU. The no. 12 corner in the nation is currently committed to Miami and has been offered by UCF, Arkansas, and now FSU since committing in late March.

Four-star 2019 strong-side defensive end Derick Hunter of Fort Meyers (FL) Dunbar narrowed his 41 offers down to a top eight and FSU is among the finalists. UM and Clemson are the only other ACC schools in play for Hunter.

Alumni

Former FSU standout running back Dalvin Cook is making progress in the offseason for the Minnesota Vikings as he recovers from an ACL tear suffered in his rookie season.

On the first day of the 2018 NFL Draft, here’s a random stat on the ’Noles success in the 2013 and 2015 drafts.

Other

The latest Baseball America Projected Field of 64 has FSU (29-13) hosting as a no. 15 seed.

The Seminoles will be missing starting pitcher Cole Sands for this weekend’s series against Miami. Mike Martin can become the winningest coach in the history of college baseball with a sweep of the Hurricanes.