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Florida State football, recruiting news: 2020 class adds another elite RB commit

Plus, Seminoles basketball gets a new assistant coach

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Florida State’s hot streak of commits continued on Wednesday, with blue-chip running back Lawrance Toafili of Pinellas Park being the latest prospect to announce his intentions of suiting up in Tallahassee.

A four-star prospect and a top-10 running back nationally, Toafili registered 1,434 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns last season and will be the first player from Pinellas Park to play for Florida State.


Boise State had their first practice day in pads, and are still looking for a starting quarterback. They’ve also added cornerback Ozziah Williams, a JUCO player who initially enrolled at Western Kentucky before transferring, though it hasn’t been determined if he’ll be eligible to play this season. A Tampa native, Williams recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions in 18 games for Fresno City College. posted interviews with Ryan Roberts, Khalan Laborn, Warren Thompson and Camren McDonald.

Here’s a nice ol’ feature on redshirt sophomore guard Brady Scott and another on redshirt senior tackle Ryan Roberts, who transferred from Northern Illinois this year.

And here’s a nice ol’ story about how Jalen Ramsey used to DM the girlfriends of opponents when he was at Florida State.

SB Nation’s Miami blog is doing its own top 100 countdown of best plays in school history, and they decided on Darrell Langham’s game winner vs. FSU in 2017 for their No. 16 entry. What’s funny is that in our top 100 countdown last year, our No. 16 play was also from a Florida State vs. Miami game, except this was in 1993, when Charlie Ward threw a 72-yard touchdown pass, and then later in the season the Seminoles won a national championship, by winning a bowl game, both accomplishments that Miami failed to reach in 2017, its best season in 14 years.


Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton added former Clemson assistant Steve Smith to his staff on Wednesday, after Smith was let go for getting caught talking candidly about the Tigers paying football recruits.

Former Seminole and current Denver Nugget Malik Beasley is getting into esports:

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According to the Princeton Review, Florida State is the No. 18 party school in the country.