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Florida State football, recruiting news: Major recruiting asset to join Seminoles staff

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Bring on the recruiters.

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Football

While the 2017 season may be over, new Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has a message for Seminoles fans.

Coach Taggart continues to shape his staff at Florida State, and it looks like Oregon’s Assistant AD of Football Recruiting Operations David Kelly will be following Tag to Tallahassee as a major piece of the recruiting puzzle.

Keeping an eye on Clemson: ESPN’s David Hale discussed Dabo Swinney and the culture he has instilled in the Tigers’ program since taking over.

The latest SB Nation mock 2018 NFL draft has Derwin James slipping to the Carolina Panthers’ no. 28 pick, although it’s hard to believe he’ll actually stay on the board that long.

Recruiting

Make sure to keep up on this year’s Under Armor All-America game for updates on the top Florida State commits and targets participating.

Our own Bud Eilliott compiled a list of the top blue-chip ratio schools in the nation, and how the National Champs are most likely to reside somewhere on that list.

Alumni

2017 was a good year for Seminoles alum and current Pittsburgh star Vince Williams.

Former Seminoles cornerback Marquez White has been picked up by the Dallas Cowboys.

Other Sports

Although men’s hoops lost to no. 2 Duke in a shootout, the ’Noles have remained in the AP and USA Today coaches polls.