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Florida State football, recruiting news: Could FSU be the surprise team of 2018?

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Florida State could be the surprise team of 2018 and it could attributed to the vast difference in offensive philosophy.

Florida State has the roster to bounce back from a lost season quickly under new coach Willie Taggart. Jimbo Fisher had great success in Tallahassee, but Taggart’s offense could get a lot out of the kind of athletes the Seminoles have always recruited. The defense, with Brian Burns coming off the edge and Levonta Taylor covering the boundary, should remain fairly salty.

This articles chronicles Willie Taggart’s biggest develop during his first spring at FSU and what’s the biggest question heading into the summer.

Here’s where Florida State’s scholarship count stands heading into the summer.

The 2018-2019 College Football Bowl schedule is here; The ’Noles hope to be playing football on December 29th.

Kirby Smart has a new contract extension worth seven million dollars per year; he joins Jim Harbaugh as the other seven million dollar per year coach without a national title on the resume.


Defensive line particularly defensive is a big position of need and thanks to Mark Sanders and Bud Elliott you know exactly where FSU’s stands at the position.

FSU is fifth on ESPN’s initial class rankings list.

ESPN thinks Sam Howell is the next Trace McSorley:

QB-PP Sam Howell

ESPN 300 rank: 120

Florida State commit

College comparison: Trace McSorley, Penn State

Both are passer first, runners second, and both players have much better intermediate- and deep-level arm talent than people think. What McSorley and Howell lack in ideal measurables, they make up for in moxie and feel for the game. Leadership is a strength with these two.

And that Florida State’s 2019 class is the one to watch (Insider):

Rebounding in 2019

Florida State finished the 2018 class ranked No. 11 overall, up from 36 in the beginning of January. Head coach Willie Taggart inherited a bit of a mess from previous coach Jimbo Fisher, but he cleaned up well, and that has rolled over to the 2019 class, as well.

The Seminoles currently have eight ESPN 300 commitments in the 2019 class, led by linebacker Jaleel McRae at No. 68 overall, which is, oddly enough, tied for the most with Fisher and his new team, Texas A&M.

IMG Academy has a college-sized offensive line this year and FSU coaches were in town to check them out and the bevy of other blue-chip prospects on their roster.

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FSU still has a shot at being a national seed in the College World Series; seriously.

Softball looks to close out an extremely dominating ACC regular season this weekend at North Carolina State:


Some bad news for Timmy Jernigan: