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Virginia Tech is getting crushed by Josh Jackson.

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Football:

ESPN ranked the top non-conference schedules in the country & FSU checks in at number three on the list.

The back half of the season for the Seminoles will certainly test their resolve. The road trip to No. 12 Notre Dame comes after back-to-back games against Clemson and North Carolina State, and means FSU will be on the road in successive weeks against NC State and Notre Dame. And two weeks after visiting South Bend, the Seminoles get archrival Florida at home at a time when the Gators should be finding their groove offensively under first-year coach Dan Mullen. Throw in Northern Illinois with a defensive front that should be nasty and Willie Taggart has a major undertaking outside the league in his first season in Tallahassee.

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Recruiting:

June will be a very busy month for #Tribe19 (VIP)

On Sunday, June 10th, a group of talented and top 2019 targets are expected in including Auburndale (Fla.) Auburndale Senior four-star weak-side defensive end Lloyd Summerall, Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva four-star defensive tackle Tyler Davis, Savannah (Ga.) Islands four-star outside linebacker Kalen DeLoach and Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen four-star safety Brendan Gant, all of whom are top targets for the Seminoles and claim offers at this time.

The Seminoles will then host a pair of late June official visitors, who are the only scheduled official visitors to FSU this summer to this point in time. On the weekend of June 22nd, FSU will host Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon four-star dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. and Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic four-star safety Nick Cross. Both are expected to make decisions at the end of the summer, which is why FSU has gone ahead and decided to use official visits on them at this particular time.

Four-star defensive tackle Tyler Davis is arguably the best DT in Florida and he’s excited to get back to FSU. (VIP)

Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva four-star defensive tackle Tyler Davis is set to visit Florida State on Sunday. He’s one of the coaching staff’s top targets at the position and one of the best in the state of Florida. Davis told Rusty Mansell of 247Sports that he’s excited to get to Tallahassee and spend time with the Seminoles coaches. Davis was previously on campus for FSU’s spring game in April.

“I really like coach [Willie] Taggart, he’d down to earth, he’s like one of us. I like coach Odell [Haggins], he offered me as a sophomore, we’ve been building a relationship. I really like all of the staff, they all text me everyday and all that,” Davis said.

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