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Florida State football, recruiting news: Spring football is in the air

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Plus, an offer goes out to an elite running back

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Florida State at Boston College Photo by Malcolm Hope/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Recruiting:

2021 four-star running back LJ Johnson Jr., ranked No. 4 in the country by 247, received a Florida State offer on Wednesday:

2021 outside linebacker prospect Barrett Carter has Florida State in his top 11.

If you missed our roundtable on Florida State’s 2020 recruiting class, check it out here, and try not to make fun of my answers too much.

Football:

If you’re reading this when this right when it publishes, you’re reading it as the same time as Florida State football players are running through a conditioning program similar to Bobby Bowden’s famous mat drills. If you’re reading it at a normal human being hour, you can go and check out our coverage from Brett Nevitt, who sacrificed valuable sleeping hours and attended this morning.

Jameis Squinston may be no more, seeing as the former Florida State quarterback reportedly finally got LASIK surgery.

Basketball:

Senior forward Kiah Gillespie was ranked No. 20 on ESPN’s list of top women’s college basketball players so far this season.

Softball:

No. 5 Florida State won 10-2 against FAMU last night, mercy ruling them in fifth inning.

Other Sports:

Florida State Day was celebrated at the Florida State Capitol (no relation) on Wednesday, with football head coach Mike Norvell joining president John Thrasher and other school administrators to celebrate an athletic program that currently has all spring sports ranked in the top 10 and academic success that has the school ranked No. 18 in the country.

Meanwhile, legislation that’s aiming to merge New College of Florida in Sarasota with FSU just advanced through the Florida House.