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Florida State softball, football, and recruiting news: The Seminoles win the Women’s College World Series!

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FSU’s softball team gets the job done in Oklahoma City.

FloSports: FloSoftball Women's College World Series Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Softball:

The Florida State softball team won its first National Championship in program history last night. FSU battled back from a 3-run deficit in the 1st inning to come back and win the game by a score of 8-3. The Seminoles defeated the University of Washington in 2 straight games to take the title in Oklahoma City, OK. Check out Tomahawk Nation’s recap of the game, which includes some notable reactions from people tied to FSU.

Video of the post game press conference:

An integral part of Florida State’s championship team, pitcher Meghan King, had a historically great run at the Women’s College World Series.

Football:

Head coach Willie Taggart addressed the local media on Tuesday at the Florida State youth football camp. One of the topics that he provided insight on was the progress of former FSU starting quarterback Deondre Francois. In Taggart’s words, Francois looks to be “right on course” this offseason.

The Top 100 FSU football plays countdown continues with a classic moment in a game against the Oklahoma Sooners. Play No. 90, one of the loudest moments in Doak Campbell Stadium history, can be relived here. Also, if you need to catch up on the previously announced plays, click this link.

Recruiting:

SBNation’s National Recruiting Director, and Tomahawk Nation founder, Bud Elliott has been onsite at the 2018 Elite 11 quarterback competition. His assessment of the players so far: there have been several good prospects but no great ones. As a reminder, 2019 Florida State QB commit Sam Howell is a participant. Read the article to find out what Bud thought about Howell, in particular.

Five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. spent some additional time at Florida State on Tuesday. While on the visit, the Class of 2020 prospect stopped to take a photo with head coach Willie Taggart and a former Hesiman-winning ’Nole in Charlie Ward.

Florida State has made the Top 5 schools for 2019 safety Trikweze Bridges. Besides the ’Noles, the 4-star prospect’s list included LSU, Penn State, Oklahoma, and Oregon. Bridges visited the FSU campus in March and April of this year.

On Tuesday, Florida State extended an offer to a defender out of the Washington DC area. Mekhail Sherman, a top 2020 prospect, is currently ranked by 247 Sports as the 3rd best outside linebacker and the 26th best overall player in the nation.

Alumni:

Could a 9th Seminole be joining the College Football Hall of Fame? FSU’s career interceptions leader, Terrell Buckley, was announced to be on the 2019 ballot for induction. Florida State fans would largely agree that Buckley deserves this honor. We’ll see at a later date if the Hall of Fame voters share those same sentiments.

Speaking of former standout ’Noles, Dalvin Cook participated in full team drills with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time this offseason. Cook has been focusing all of his efforts on rehabilitation since he tore his ACL in 2017.

Former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka takes the top spot in PGATour.com’s power rankings to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Other Sports:

Florida State’s college baseball season ended much earlier than the team, or many fans, expected. However, it’s not all bad news for the Seminole baseball program. Based on what happened in the first round of the MLB Draft, FSU’s chances of securing a top shortstop prospect greatly improved.

5 of the baseball team’s best players were selected in the MLB Draft yesterday. Click here to see who was drafted and where they went. 4 of the 5 are juniors and have a big decision to make regarding where they will play ball next year.