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Florida State football, recruiting news: All aboard the hoops hype train

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Florida State basketball sits alone on top of the ACC.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball:

The FSU Hoops hype train is full steam ahead with the final home game of the season selling out following an all-time atmosphere Monday night against the Cards:

Adding to the hysteria, last night Wake Forest brought down Duke in double OT, making FSU the sole leader in the ACC:

And controlling their own destiny to an ACC regular-season title:

James Szuba of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician has the ’Noles as no.1 in his ACC basketball power rankings based on methodology rooted purely in science and facts.

The Vanilla Sniper himself reminisced on Trent Forrest’s Monday night slam on Louisville’s Jordan Nwora:

FSU has had the Cards’ number in recent match ups, with head coach Chris Mack winless in his last four meetings despite sizable second half leads:

5-star guard Kennedy Chandler looks to have enjoyed his stay in Tallahassee, and while he remains uncommitted, you have to think Monday night’s game didn’t hurt FSU’s chances:

Football:

Miami was unable to book their “home” stadium for their Spring Game. You just hate to see it.

In the first installment of our Spring position previews, Juan Montalvo analyzed the QB room and how each player might look in Mike Norvell’s offense.

FSU Football HC Mike Norvell recently spoke at Florida State’s first ever Sports Analytics Summit along with legendary HC Bobby Bowden. TN’s Saiem Gilani was there and takes a deeper dive.

Recruiting:

One of the top QB’s in the 2022 class and current FSU commit Chad Mascoe was as impressed with the FSU Hoops atmosphere as any of us:

The Seminoles offered Sage Ryan, the top-rated athlete in the 2021 class. It looks to be tough sledding for the FSU staff to be considered by the Lafayette, Louisiana prospect who is currently an LSU lean:

Offers also went out to 2021 DeMatha Catholic 3-star defensive end Colin Mobley:

As well as 4-star DE Jabari Ishmael out of Colmbus High School in Miami:

Florida State’s top-rated commit for the 2021 class, Branden Jennings, was named First-Team All-State as just a junior:

FSU also made a similar graphic for 4-star St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Dallas turner, who is currently uncommitted, but holds an offer from the Seminoles:

FSU defensive end commit Joshua Farmer is putting in work this offseason in preparation for his senior year at Gadsden County:

Other Sports:

With FSU baseball getting rained out, you might think Brett would take some time off to study for Midterms. Wrong. He took a look at some notable performances from FSU baseball commits across the country. Now, please go study, Brett.

Like Brett, the baseball team didn’t take the day off because of some bad weather, utilizing the indoor practice facility:

Last week FSU Women’s Tennis achieved their highest ranking in history. This week they hold steady at No. 2 in the country:

To pair with the lofty ranking, Victoria Allen earned her first ACC Freshman of the Week honor:

Florida State and the Mayo Clinic announced a partnership creating opportunities for FSU students while also giving Mayo employees the chance to utilize state of the art equipment on the main campus and in the MagLab: