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Florida State football, recruiting news: Recruiting dead period extended to 2021

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Plus, a date for college basketball’s 2020 start date

Don Juan Moore

Recruiting

The NCAA has announced that the recruiting dead period, which prevents in-person contact with recruits, has been extended to Jan. 1.

Florida State Seminoles football offered the No. 3 player in the class of 2023, defensive tackle James Smith.

Want to catch up on the latest FSU moves on the trail? Curious about how the dead period extension will affect progress? Head to our Florida State Seminoles football recruiting thread to ask any questions on your mind.

Football

We spoke with head coach Mike Norvell, defensive coordinator Adam Fuller, defensive back Travis Jay and linebacker Amari Gainer yesterday. The common theme? Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals.

We also got some brief updates on some injured players, including defensive back Jarvis Brownlee, defensive back Meiko Dotson, offensive linemen Thomas Schrader and Robert Scott and wide receiver Bryan Robinson.

Some people have said Fuller didn’t blitz at all last Saturday (granted, he himself said he needs to figure out more ways to generate more pressure)— here’s how that’s wrong with a deep dive into one of his favorite ways of bringing pressure.

Basketball

We spoke with Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton as part of media availability yesterday — here’s some comments:

Speaking of FSU basketball, the Seminoles’ No. 1 recruiting class now has 3 composite five-stars.

The NCAA has announced a Nov. 25 start date for college basketball.

Soccer

Here’s a breakdown of FSU’s first two games against Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Louisville Cardinals from Seminoles.com

All Sports

FSU golfer Jonh Pak, already one of the best to ever take the links for the Seminoles, shares his story in his own words.

9 FSU faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, a new FSU record.

Florida State University Art History doctoral student and U.S. Army Reserves Captain Sonia Dixon to join next generation of ‘Monuments Men and Women,’ a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC).