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Florida State football, recruiting news: Why FSU’s schedule is the strongest in the country.

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Cam Akers ready to break out in 2018 after breaking Dalvin Cook’s freshman record.

NCAA Football: Florida State Spring Game Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

If you’re wondering why FSU’s win total is only 7.5 despite its talent level it’s because it’s becoming commonly accepted that FSU has the toughest schedule in the country.

The Notre Dame contest is the first of three games against preseason playoff contenders. The Seminoles play at rival Miami and host national powerhouse Clemson. That Clemson showdown is sandwiched between dates against physically tough and upset-minded ACC Atlantic Division counterparts Wake Forest and NC State, which head coaches Dave Clawson and Dave Doeren have built into legitimate threats. Their combined ascent, as well as the defensive physicality customary at Boston College and talent at Louisville, have made the Atlantic arguably the best top-to-bottom division in football.

Couple that with Florida State drawing what should be the Coastal’s two best teams -- Miami and Virginia Tech -- and this is no doubt the toughest schedule in 2018.

Speaking of FSU opponents Wake has suspended two starters for three games; including its quarterback.

The most important game on Clemson’s schedule? FSU.

The most important game on Miami’s schedule? Athlon thinks it’s Virginia Tech but with their attrition it should probably be FSU, too.

Willie Taggart is relying on the upperclassmen leadership of Alec Eberle. Speaking of Willie Taggart out of 14 ACC coaches he ranks seventh.

2018 should be the year of the running back and Cam Akers just might be the best one:

Recruiting:

FSU is hosting a Big-Man Camp & 7-on-7 camp in which they’ll be evaluating several targets.

2021 DB Jason Marshall has been offered by FSU:

Quarterback commit Sam Howell moved up 13 spots in the latest Rivals250. FSU currently has five commitments on the list.

Alumni:

I have a feeling that this won’t be the last ‘Hall of Fame’ that Buster Posey is inducted to:

Walt Sumner is No.81 in our top 100 FSU plays of all-time; with the punt return that shocked the Crimson Tide.