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Florida State football, recruiting news: Four-star running back sets commit date

Plus, an interview with 2020 commit Jeff Simms


Make that two wins against Florida in 15 years for Tennessee.


Jaylan Knighton, 2020 four-star running back out of Deerfield Beach, announced his commit date will be July 30:

Here’s an interview with 2020 quarterback Florida State commit Jeff Simms, who drops a nice ol’ “I hate Miami” quote.

Caziah Holmes, a top 10 2020 athlete, has Florida State in his top seven.

Four-star Seminole commit Jalen Harrell, as well as Knighton and several other FSU targets, are set to have games televised as part of ESPN’s coverage of high school football’s opening weekend.


CBS Sports released a “coaches on the hot seat” ranking, and Willie Taggart’s at No. 5.

Whatever your level of support for Taggart, it cannot be denied the program is at a crossroads in 2019. In a few short years, Clemson has taken off and separated itself from the ACC (and the rest of college football for that matter). The schools used to be the cream of the conference. There was plenty of blame handed out after the 36-year bowl streak was broken. Still, Taggart has to turn things around in a hurry. Athletic director Dave Coburn is saying all the right things, but the pressure will be on him, too, if the Noles go bowless again.

Florida State’s annual fan day details were released Wednesday, and you can get all the good deets on it here.

If you bet $5 on Florida State to win the ACC, you could net yourself a cool $100.

Former Seminole Brian Burns is one of the few first-round draft picks still unsigned:

Other Sports:

Florida State beach volleyball’s No. 1 pairing of Madison Fitzpatrick and Alaina Chacon were named 2019 DiG Collegiate Beach Volleyball First Team All-Americans.

Former Florida State swimmer Tayla Lovemore (class of 2018) and current sophomore Nina Kuchera both medaled at the World University Games, with Lovemore winning gold in the 50m and 100m fly and Kuchera earning bronze as a member of the 4x100m Canadian medley relay team.

A research team with two Florida State University professors has been awarded more than $400,000 by the National Institutes of Health to study how Hurricane Michael affected birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle.