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Florida State football, recruiting news: Three-star cornerback to visit FSU with blue chip teammate

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Recruiting:

According to 247, three-star cornerback Phillip O’Brien Jr., is set to visit Tallahassee for the first time since receiving a scholarship offer back in April. The 2021 prospect out of Deerfield Beach, who called FSU his “dream school,” will be visiting alongside four-star 2020 running back Jaylan Knighton, who the Seminoles have been pursuing heavily since his decommitment from Oklahoma.

Football:

Cam Akers came in at No. 8 in USA Today’s ranking of running backs heading into the 2019 season.

In more offseason random ranking news, Willie Taggart was ranked 48 by Sporting News, who ranked each FBS coach.

Here’s some cool insight into Florida State and Derrick Nnadi, via the Kansas City Chiefs, who for some reason produce their own version of Hard Knocks:

Basketball:

Terrance Mann reminds the Detroit Pistons of Bruce Brown, the team’s second round draft pick last year, according to the Pistons in this article they published on their own website.

Baseball:

A bunch of former Florida State baseball players, including Buster Posey and Luke Weaver, sent well wishes to the Seminoles and Mike Martin ahead of the College World Series in this cool video.

Posey was also included in this roundup of ballplayers who balled out in the CWS.

For more on the Seminoles in Omaha, here’s an on-the-scene feature piece from Tim Linafelt.

Who said Florida State wasn’t all about academics? Check out the FSU ticket office imparting a basic economics lesson:

Other Sports:

Florida State golfer Frida Kinhult found herself at the top of the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings, following a season that saw her lead in the nation in lowest stroke average.

In case you couldn’t get anymore golf news, here’s a trifecta of Brooks Koepka news, including this Ringer article on the former Seminole being the future of golf.

Florida State’s track and field teams were recognized for its consistent success, with the men tied for sixth and the women 10th for the John McDonnell and Terry Crawford Program of the Year Awards, respectively. To be eligible, a program has to qualify teams for the NCAA Championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.

FSU scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have reportedly created the world’s strongest superconducting magnet, capable of generating a 45.5-tesla field, whatever that means.