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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU picked to finish third in Atlantic division

Plus, a couple commits move up the recruiting rankings.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports


Is James Blackman ready for the spotlight? Can he hold off transfer Alex Hornibrook? Will Jordan Travis ever get his waiver approved by the NCAA?

The ACC media picked Florida State to finish third in the ACC Atlantic division, but did not receive any first-place votes.

Linebacker Dontavious Jackson was named to the Butkus Award watch list for the nation’s top linebacker.

Think you know FSU defensive tackle Marvin Wilson? Think again. Get to know Big Marv a little better.


ESPN updated their top 300 recruit rankings, and a couple ’Nole commits have moved up the list. Demorie Tate moves up to 89th overall, and quarterback Jeff Sims is up to 130th overall.

FSU is sending out golden tickets to recruits for their Saturday Night Live event this weekend.

Dontavious Jackson wasn’t the only ’Nole to be named to a Butkus Award watch list — FSU commit Jayion McCluster has been named to the Butkus High School Award watch list.

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FSU head softball coach Lonni Alameda has added an assistant coach to her staff to replace former assistant Craig Snider who accepted a position on the Texas A&M coaching staff:

Seven Seminoles are set to compete at World Swimming Championships in South Korea.

FSU freshman and triple-jumper Trentorria Green is in Costa Rica to compete at the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships.

Florida State’s All-Academic women’s track and field team excelled in the classroom, with a cumulative GPA that comes in 14th out of all Power Five conference schools, and third in the ACC and first in-state. Twelve individual women earned All-Academic status. The men’s team also had three All-Academic selections.


Former quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke will be a member of the 2019 Florida Sports Hall of Fame induction class.

Former Seminole diver Katrina Young took home two bronze medals for Team USA.

Timmy Jernigan judo throws our top 100 players countdown to No. 40.