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Florida State football, recruiting news: Mike Norvell pays visit, gives speech to Marching Chiefs

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Plus, strength and conditioning coach Josh Storms shows off some rocks that look prime for breaking.

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Recruiting

Florida State Seminoles football has offered Samuel M’Pemba, the No. 1 weakside defensive end in the 2023 class.

You can see what moves FSU has been making on the trail as far as the Class of 2022 goes here, and as always, you can head to our Florida State recruiting thread to catch up on all the latest news and pick the brains of our recruiting staff.

Football

FSU lands four names on ESPN’s top 25 ACC players: Marvin Wilson (No. 3), Hamsah Nasilrideen (No. 9), Asante Samuel Jr. (No. 13) and Tamorrion Terry (No. 19).

We saw Joshua Kaindoh smash a rock commemorating the end of fall camp and in recognition of an impressive display of buy-in during the offseason a few weeks ago, and today, strength and conditioning coach Josh Storms showed off the other potential rocks (not minerals) that could meet a similar fate this season:

We spoke with head coach Mike Norvell as part of media availability yesterday, as well as defensive line coach Odell Haggins and defensive linemen Marvin Wilson and Robert Cooper.

Our Austin Cox also spoke with EJ Manuel and Mark Richt yesterday as part of Zoom conference call — and the former FSU quarterback and former FSU offensive coordinator both had good words for the 2020 Seminoles.

Austin also knocked out a piece detailing the series history between Florida State and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, from close calls to blowouts.

Florida State is off from practice today — but you can read CoachAB break down some of the team’s game prep here.

The latest edition of Tomahawk Nation’s podcast Seminole Wrap is here, featuring a breakdown of FSU vs. Georgia Tech from Kevin Little (Xs and Noles) as well as some further insight into the depth chart.

Norvell also spoke with Florida State’s marching band, the Marching Chiefs, making sure to thank them and acknowledge their vital role in Saturday’s game:

Jalen Ramsey — former Florida State Seminole, current Los Angeles Ram, highest paid defensive back in the history of the NFL:

A few weeks ago, Warrick Dunn spoke to the Florida State team — now, he’ll be speaking to you, as part of the first edition of FSU’s Sod Talk:

All business for Corey Durden moving forward:

Derrick Nnadi continues to do the work of a her by saving the puppies:

Speaking of charitable works, here’s Lonnie Pryor:

Basketball

Devin Vassell (who our Kevin Little scouted last week) continues to prep for the NBA Draft:

Look at FSU commit Bryce McGowens balling out:

Sue Semrau continues to be the best:

Baseball

DJ Stewart is having a grand ol’ time playing baseball right now:

All Sports

Florida State volleyball has been picked to finish fifth in the ACC.