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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU recruiting suffering amidst coaching turmoil

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Football

As he has all week long, our own Bud Elliott stayed tapped in Wednesday, providing a pair of updates in the ongoing Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M saga.

Despite all this, Fisher still participated in his weekly call-in show Wednesday, dealing with a bunch of questions which felt particularly prepared in advance to stall for time. The sole highlight was the one guy who got through, questioning Fisher’s loyalty while bringing up his encouragement for fans to remain loyal earlier this season. His question was not particularly well received by any of the FSU staff in attendance.

Recruiting

With so much up in the air with Fisher’s status, as well as that of the rest of the coaching staff, FSU lost a trio of blue-chip commits in defensive backs Houston Griffith and Israel Mukuamu and offensive lineman Verdis Brown Wednesday night. With the decommitments, FSU’s 2018 recruiting class is ranked No. 14 nationally, worse than any class Fisher has ever had at FSU.

Additionally, four-star linebacker commit Amari Gainer, the vocal leader of FSU’s 2018 recruiting class, announced that he will be taking an official visit to Miami next month after telling Wayne McGahee of the Tallahassee Democrat that he finds Fisher’s indecision “very unsettling.”

Alumni

In better news, former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston looks to be back in action this weekend after missing three weeks with a shoulder injury.

Another Buccaneer and former Seminole, Bobo Wilson, has drawn praise from those in charge after getting the call up from the practice squad this week.

Devonta Freeman, who has missed time for the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion, looks to return this weekend as well.

Other Sports

The FSU women’s basketball team stayed undefeated Wednesday with an impressive late comeback at Iowa.