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Florida State football, recruiting news: ’Noles recruiting surge continues as Signing Day nears

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 06 Willie Taggart Introduction Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Football, Recruiting

Started from (not really) the bottom, now FSU tops UF at No. 15. Following the commitment of four-star receiver Warren Thompson, Florida State has the No. 15 ranked recruiting class in the nation, per 247 Sports. Willie Taggart and company had a busy month, bringing in five hard commits in January. FSU now has the third highest ranked recruiting class in the ACC behind No. 8 Clemson and No. 5 Miami. That said, there’s always work left to do with recruiting.

Our parent company, SB Nation, posted a chart ranking 2018 college football teams with the highest returning production on both sides of the ball. The ’Noles were No. 93 overall with 60% of talent returning, 74% on offense was good for No. 41 on the list, but just 46% on defense ranked No. 120 of 130 schools.

Cinefunk Media pointed out an uncanny comparison between Seminoles freshman running back Cam Akers and former FSU running back Greg Jones on Twitter yesterday. Akers gained 1,024 yards on the ground on 194 carries along with seven touchdowns in his first season in garnet and gold.

Four-star class of 2019 WR John Dunmore of Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep School de-committed from the University of Florida on Jan. 22 and will be in Tallahassee on Feb. 16 for Tribe ’19 Junior Day. Dunmore holds 23 total offers and made an unofficial visit to Florida State in early October.


Florida State men’s basketball (16-6, 5-5) traveled to North Carolina to take on Wake Forest (9-13, 2-8) in an ACC matchup and fell 72-76. Phil Cofer led the team in scoring with 23 points. Next up for FSU is a road game against Louisville this Saturday.