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Florida State football, recruiting news: Leadership, accountability set tone as spring drills begin

Seminoles staff and players have officially taken the field.

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Chase drills began this week, and a certain star running back spoke directly to the team afterwards.

Speaking of Cam Akers, remember when he broke Dalvin Cook’s freshman rushing record this past year? Yea, it doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down anytime soon with his sights set at 2,000 yards.

“The first day Akers went to meet Donte’ Pimpleton, the running backs coach asked what Akers’ goals were.

Akers simply told him, ‘No. 1, a championship. No. 2, rush for 2,000 yards.’

‘Let’s do it,’ Pimpleton said. ‘I’m going to get you there.’”


Staying ahead of the game, the Seminoles offered c/o 2021 linebacker Terrod Kearse out of Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar. This is Kearse’s first official offer.

Make sure to catch up on our class of 2018 scouting series to learn what each new recruit has to offer to this Florida State team.

Just in case you missed it, c/o 2020 athlete Jadarius McKnight committed to the Seminoles after attending Junior Day in Tallahassee this past weekend. McKnight also has offers from Miami, Notre Dame, Auburn, Tennessee, and Oregon, to name a few.


’Noles basketball alum Malik Beasley is making some big moves in Denver as NBA play returned after the All-Star break.

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Women’s hoops NCAA top-16 seeds were revealed, and Florida State is slated as a No. 3 seed for the Albany region.

With the official kick off of the baseball season this past weekend, FSU comes in at No. 5 in the new top 10 rankings.

The Seminoles men’s track and field squad is in the top 10, coming in at No. 6 in the country.

Florida State men’s hoops got two much needed wins under its belt last week, but needs to continue to make some adjustments in order to secure a bid to the NCAA tournament.

With those two strong wins over Clemson and Pittsburgh this past week, FSU men’s hoops moves up in tournament projections.

After securing a much needed home win against Pittsburgh this past weekend, the men’s hoops has regained an AP top 25 ranking.