The latest FSU legend to return to Tallahassee was none other than Bobby Bowden. The storied Seminoles’ coach made an appearance at the practice facilities for spring practice yesterday morning, where he had not been since he retired eight years ago.
It was an honor to have @TheBobbyBowden at practice this morning.#SpringBall | #DoSomething pic.twitter.com/SYll6GWsyR— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 4, 2018
Sophomore defensive tackle Marvin Wilson will miss the remainder of spring practice with a torn MCL, head coach Willie Taggart announced yesterday. Wilson, a former five-star recruit, was seen on crutches on Tuesday at practice, but the extent of the injury was unknown at the time. Read more about Wilson’s injury here.
Curt Weiler and Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat sat down with Taggart and discussed his arrival at FSU, his past as a Seminoles fan, and the beginning of his tenure as head coach. Check out part two of the interview series here.
Our very own Vincent Garcia attended practice on Wednesday morning and shared his news, notes and observations.
Maninoa Tufono, a four-star class of 2019 inside linebacker out of Honolulu (HI) Punahou High School, picked up an offer from Florida State yesterday. Tufono currently holds 34 offers and is the No. 4 player at his position and the second highest rated player in the state of Hawaii, per 247.
God is Great...It’s an absolute blessing and honor to announce that I have received an offer from Florida State University #WestSideNoles ️ pic.twitter.com/bFPWpw8a0F— 5 (@maninoa_tufono) April 4, 2018
The ’Noles also offered three-star 2019 offensive tackle Brandon Cunningham out of Ocean Springs (MS) St. Martin High School. Cunningham is ranked the No. 39 player at his position and the 15th best player in Mississippi. He is currently committed to Miami and has a total of eight offers.
Blessed to receive an offer to the university of FSU !! where my Noles @ !!! pic.twitter.com/tFdKcFbvYf— Brandon Cunningham (@iambrandonlett) April 4, 2018
Mataio Soli, a three-star 2019 weak side defensive end out of Douglasville (GA) Douglas County High School, was offered by Florida State yesterday. At 6’4” 225 lbs, Soli is the 67th best WDE in the country and holds 24 offers.
ALL GLORY TO GOD ‼️Blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University @TrenchAcademy #GoNoles pic.twitter.com/mjK2fF77DW— Mataio Soli™ (@Taiogonemakeit) April 5, 2018
Auburn commit and four-star 2020 strong side defensive end Andy Boykin snagged an FSU offer. From LaGrange (GA) Troup County High School, Boykin holds nine other offers.
Blessed to receive an offer from Florida state university @coachmarksnyder @CoachTaggart @ChadSimmons_ @MattDeBary pic.twitter.com/k7nlfkzgD9— Andy Boykin (@boykinandy_andy) April 4, 2018
While on his unofficial visit to FSU, four-star 2019 cornerback Jeremiah Criddell was offered by “boss man” Willie Taggart. Criddell is a #WestSideNole out of Santa Ama (CA) Mater Dei High School and is the No. 6 CB in the country. He holds a total of 21 offers.
After a great talk with the Boss man @CoachTaggart I am blessed to say I have Received a Scholarship from Florida State University! #WestSideNoles #GoSeminoles #FSU pic.twitter.com/jxGrRdQrDi— J4 (@JayCriddell) April 4, 2018
Dontae Lucas announced yesterday there would be “big time announcement coming soon” and one hour later he posted his top eight schools, narrowing down his list from the 20 offers he currently holds. Lucas, a four-star 2019 offensive guard from Miami (FL) IMG Academy, is the No. 8 OG in the nation. He attended FSU junior day in February.
Blessed Young G @Corey_Bender @HamiltonESPN @Andrew_Ivins pic.twitter.com/2M98n2fNr1— Dontae Lucas (@7totha8) April 4, 2018
Everyone loves a good Jalen Ramsey highlight. Here’s his top 10 from his All-Pro 2017 campaign. #DBU
The @Jaguars CB earned first-team All-Pro honors in his second year...@JalenRamsey's Top 10 Plays of 2017! pic.twitter.com/uEOrpb9vCl— NFL (@NFL) April 4, 2018
Former Seminoles safety Nate Andrews voiced his pleasure with the depth of the FSU backfield on Twitter on Tuesday.
Bro FSU got 5 running backs that can easily go start anywhere in college.— Nate Andrews (@NateAndrews29) April 3, 2018
The baseball team defeated Jacksonville 6-2 last night to improve to 23-7 overall. Mike Martin is now just nine wins away from the most all-time in NCAA history.
#NOLES WIN! Three homers gives FSU the 6-2 win over Jacksonville.— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) April 5, 2018
WP: Karp (5-2)
LP: Shannahan (0-2) pic.twitter.com/smu9lmjMGv
The Florida State men’s basketball team shared a photo of the team’s banner commemorating their Elite 8 run.
New Addition pic.twitter.com/CT8qXpHIjU— FSU Hoops (@FSUHoops) April 4, 2018
Check out the results of the Golden Nole Banquet here. Seminoles from all sports were honored and the men’s basketball team notably earned “Best Upset” honors for the team’s victory over No. 1 seed Xavier.