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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU adds blue-chip linebacker to 2020 class

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Also, umpires share their favorite Mike Martin stories

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Recruiting:

Four-star linebacker Jayion McCluster committed to Florida State on Wednesday, choosing the Seminoles over Miami and Auburn. With McCluster’s committment, FSU has jumped up a spot in 247’s composite class rankings.

Four-star receiver Michael Redding says he’s going to be ready to make a decision on his commitment before his senior season starts, with FSU already having gotten the IMG prospect on campus for an official visit.

Sav’ell Smalls, a five-star linebacker prospect out of Washington State, has narrowed down his top schools, and Florida State made the cut.

Football:

Brian Burns will be rocking a new number when he suits up for the Carolina Panthers this fall:

Basketball:

Kyle Boone of CBS Sports currently has the Boston Celtics choosing Mfiondu Kabengele with one of their three first-round picks in an early mock draft.

Baseball:

Here’s a cool article about head coach Mike Martin’s history with umpires, complete with anecdotes.

Other Sports:

The Florida State men’s golf team will be playing in the Myrtle Beach regional of the NCAA Tournament, serving as the No. 5 seed.

Eight student-athletes from the FSU Swimming and Diving program were named to the ACC All-Academic team on Wednesday.

Percussion professor John W. Parks IV beat (ha) out the competition and was named as the recipient of Florida State’s Distinguished Teacher Award, the highest possible honor for teaching at the university.