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Football

The highlight of FSU Football’s day:

Just kidding, there’s a lot more, but this was pretty awesome.

Seminole defensive star Derwin James will be repping the garnet and gold at the All-Star Football Challenge in Dallas.

@derwinjames is competing in the All-Star Football Challenge at AT&T Stadium!

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As reported by the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida State fullback Jonathan Vickers has pled no contest to a marijuanna possession incident that occurred after the ’Noles Independence Bowl win.

Walt Bell may be one of the latest pieces added to the Seminoles’ staff puzzle, but he hasn’t been wasting any time getting to work.

Florida State is set to begin the 2018 season against Virginia Tech on September 3rd, and the Hokies have promoted Adam Lechtenberg to assistant head coach, as well as executive director of player development.

Recruiting

National Signing Day is nearing and the Seminoles’ 2018 class has continued to form, but what do the ’Noles need and is the class looking like as of now?

Bud Elliott with the new Nolecast breakdown can be heard here, or at the bottom of this article.

One of the best receivers in the country is ready to make his commitment, as 4-star wide receiver Warren Thompson is set to decide between FSU and South Carolina.

According to our own Bud Elliot, FSU staff will be in Warren (AR) to watch c/o 2019 WR Treylon Burks’ basketball game.

After a strong visit to Florida State, 3-star c/o 2018 defensive tackle Jamarcus Chatman has the ’Noles in his top 4.

Bring on the receivers. 4-star c/o 2018 WR Tre’Shaun Harrison from Seattle (WA) Garfield, is set to make a visit to Tallahassee this week. Harrison is listed as the No. 7 ATH in the class, is the No. 2 prospect from Washington, and is ranked No. 160 nationally.

Class of 2019 offensive tackle Xavier Truss from Warwick (RI) Bishop Hendricken has received an official offer from the Seminoles. Also, throwback on that logo.

Class of 2020 star safety Lejond Cavazos from IMG has received an offer from FSU. The real DBU doesn’t stop.

As the recruiting period for this 2018 class comes to a close, SB Nation broke down what the overall class looks like and what positions are stacked the most.

Alumni

Great news for Seminoles offensive tackle Rick Leonard, as he receives an invite to the NFL Combine.

Since it’s Super Bowl week, former stars’ coaches go into just how and why the “college offense” has taken over the biggest NFL stage.

Other Sports

FSU golf alum Hank Lebioda is killing the Web.com Tour game.

ACC hoops enemy watch: looks like the Hurricanes will be without one of their leading scorers in guard Bruce Brown Jr. for what seems to be the rest of the regular season.

Hoops post-season is just around the corner, and The Athletic has projected Florida State to be a 7-seed of the south region for the NCAA tourney.

FSU’s Phil Cofer has become a vital piece of the Seminoles offense this reason, and that’s because he’s become one of the best at his position this past season. ACC Sports takes a good look at just how he’s developed over his collegiate career.

“In just 20 games this season, Cofer has attempted 67 three-pointers, and made 27 (40.3 precent). That’s right: After attempting just 32 triples in 76 career games prior to 2017-18, Cofer has already connected on 27 this season.”