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Florida State football, recruiting news: Willie Taggart looks to secure future of Seminoles’ program

History is on Taggart’s side.

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Willie Taggart is killing the recruiting game, and history shows it shouldn’t even be on his side yet.
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Had a chance to catch your breath after National Signing day? Great, because it’s never too early to take a look at #Tribe19.

Considering the obstacles that Willie Taggart and his staff had to overcome, #Tribe18 manifested itself into as strong of a recruiting class as anyone could have hoped for. Next year’s recruiting class is already shaping up to be special, and we’re still 359 days away.

FSU is looking to land four linebackers in 2019. One of those is Horn Lake, Mississippi native Nakobe Dean, the top-rated inside linebacker in the country. He tweeted out Sunday that he was officially offered by the Seminoles.

Dean is a freak athlete with a specialty in putting players on their backs, as is Shammond Cooper, a rangy prospect with a lot of room to grow.

The Seminoles’ running back targets are located all over the country, and their talents and specialties are equally as diverse. Trey Sanders could possibly be the best running back in the country, and FSU appears to be a prime prime contender to land the IMG Academy prospect.

Whereas Sanders is smaller and more muscular, Charlotte native Quavaris Crouch is listed a 6’2, and he still hasn’t committed to any school.

4-star safety Dax Hill was also offered a scholarship by Florida State this week. The Tulsa (Okla.) native also holds offers from Michigan, Ohio State and Alabama.

We’re still extremely early in the game, but #Tribe19 could be one of the best in the Nation, as head coaches often stumble upon success in their second “go around” on the recruiting trail. History shows that coaches entering their second year average a 9.6-spot jump in rankings for their second recruiting class.


Not much has been said about Willie Taggart’s difficult decision to leave Oregon and become FSU’s head football coach, until now.

Need to Know: Taggart only preferred two snacks in the war room on signing day.

Taggart has already made history, and he’s been the man in Tallahassee for just two months.

There’s only one #Tribe18 member that has stepped up to compete with the loaded FSU running back corps.

No one should forget the absolute bombshell flip that Taggart was able to land on signing day.

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