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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU’s best player: Cam Akers or Levonta Taylor?

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Florida State is racking up talent along the defensive line.

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Football:

SportsIllustrated is releasing its top 100 players of 2018 and Cam Akers and Levonta Taylor rank 36th and 29th respectively on the list. Close enough to have a debate so who do you think should be FSU’s highest representative on the list? Here’s what S.I had to say about Levonta being so high on their list:

Taylor’s handsy, physical style frustrates larger receivers who in other circumstances might try to overpower the 5’10” corner pestering them, and he’s well on his way to delivering on the five-star promise he brought as a gem of the Seminoles’ 2016 signing class. During the regular season, Taylor did not allow a touchdown in 379 coverage snaps, the most of any corner in the ACC last year according to Pro Football Focus.

AJ Westbrook is a steady piece in a secondary replacing multiple key contributors.

Florida State has one of the ten best quarterback rooms in the country according to CBS sports.

Heading into the 2017 season, there was talk of Francois as a potential NFL Draft pick as a redshirt sophomore. After a missed season because of injury, he’s in a battle just to win his starting job back from Blackman. That may be bad for Francois, but it’s great for FSU’s room. The Seminoles new QB coach overachieved with Maryland’s talent and should do well with Florida State.

Recruiting:

Four-star defensive end is the latest recruit to join #Tribe19.

Top 60 National safety Nick Cross took his official visit to FSU this past weekend and it sounds like FSU knocked it out of the park.

“It was good,” Cross told Brendan Sonnone. “The atmosphere was good, the weather was good, just the whole coaching staff was warm and welcoming. From the time I got off the plane, I was met by like ten coaches, then I get to the hotel and I’m met by like another ten coaches. It was just a whole great atmosphere. I spent a lot of time with Jaiden Woodbey. It was a great experience.”

“It was a welcoming experience. It was kind of overwhelming but it was good to have all of them there. But at the same time it was good to have all of them there and excited, not only for me but for my parents. It was definitely a good feeling.”

FSU is looking to take two quarterbacks this class and for four-star QB Michael Johnson, Jr. his visit felt like a family reunion.

5-star Mater Dei athlete Bru McCoy has a final eight and FSU is in it:

Other Sports:

In case you missed it we previewed all the candidates could and should look at in the wake of Mike Martin’s imminent departure.

Impressing in Summer League is step one in making an NBA roster; Braian Angola-Rodas will get his chance with the Orlando Magic:

Alumni:

Numbers 72 & 71 in the top 100 FSU plays of all-time dropped over the weekend; Rashad Greene silencing Lane Stadium and Roger Overby wrecking Florida.