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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU’s schedule is easier than 2018 but still a challenge

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FSU gets ready for its biggest recruiting weekend of the summer

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 06 Florida State Spring Game Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Football:

The toughest schedule in the ACC belongs to? Boston College but FSU’s isn’t far behind.

Like Georgia Tech, Florida State is stuck by circumstance. Clemson is in the division, Miami is the Seminoles’ yearly crossover opponent, and there is the rivalry against the Gators. To top it off, FSU usually throws in another quality non-conference game and this year that is against Boise State in week one. The other crossover game, against Virginia in Charlottesville, won’t be a picnic, either.

Gameday for Week 1 is set; they’re heading to Auburn vs Oregon.

TN’s very own Juan Montavlo joined the Clemson SBN affiliate, Shakin The Southland, for an in-depth preview of what Tiger fans can expect from FSU this fall. Juan gave very good reasons as to why you might be surprised by the performance of FSU’s offensive line this fall:

Our founder Bud Elliott likes to use generalized terms, and as the sporting friendly man he is, I can understand those. He’s considering win totals, output, etc. and thinks below average is the ceiling for the unit.

I see a much more positive outlook as there is some legitimate talent across the front 5. He can dismiss it as much as he wants, but the Briles offense has never relied on deep setting tackles to protect 5+ set drops. The talent is guard heavy, but it’s there. With an OL coach in Randy Clements who knows Kendall and the Briles system well, I am of the opinion average is more than attainable.

STS’ 2019 Outlook for FSU was pretty fair.

James Blackman will get the first reps but Alex Hornibrook will be given every opportunity to prove his mettle.

Recruiting:

FSU continues to add talented names to its SNL list this upcoming weekend; four-star (probably five-star) 2021 Agiye Hall has confirmed that he’s coming.

Is FSU on the verge of gaining former florida commit & three-star DE Marvin Joseph’s verbal? (VIP)

Alumni:

How did EJ Manuel discover a path to the ACC Network? It was former Seminole great Terrell Buckley that told him to start studying communications.

Another great FSU cornerback enters the top 100 countdown at No. 42, cornerback Tay Cody.

Remember that time Greg Jones made a UNC guy’s head explode? You’re not alone, the entire college football world does and that’s one of many reasons that he’s No. 41 in the top 100 countdown.

Brooks Koepka became just the fourth golfer to finish in the top four for all four majors in a single season; joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth.