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Florida State football, recruiting news: Noles look to close out National Signing Day strong

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ESPN’s Andrea Adelson covered a great piece on Florida State’s Willie Taggart and quarterback Deondre Francois, who is not fully cleared to participate in practice till the fall. Taggart did not shy away from mentioning that the title of QB1 is up for grabs.

“That’s the beauty of coming in as a new coach: You see the guy who really wants it or who wants you to give it to him. We’re not going to win with a guy who wants us to give it to him. We want a guy who’s going to be highly competitive and not allow anyone to take their job. We’re always going to make it highly competitive while we’re here,” Taggart said.

He went on to discuss Francois’ recent incident with his ex-girlfriend and the criticism he came under at the end of last season for missing the game against Delaware State. The Taggart Era is sure to be one that includes more emphasis on leadership and an overall culture change.

“For me, I don’t care if you are hurt. You’re in there with your guys, especially the quarterback,” Taggart said. “I just felt like he wasn’t told to do those things or wasn’t held accountable....”

SB Nation checked out the Tigers substitution patterns and how they’ve done it over time.

Players are all about the change of the program.

FSU is one of the top programs with most players invited to the NFL combine this year.


National Signing Day is finally here and we’ve got you covered with a recruit tracker as the announcements occur.

The first Taggart class is almost finalized, so make sure to catch up on the Seminoles’ recruiting class here.

As Signing Day unfolds, be sure to check out Nolecast which has predicted just how strong this FSU recruiting class can finish.

Just before the dead period, the Seminoles hosted a crew of 8 big-time prospects, but which of those will ends up in Garnet and Gold?

Early enrollees Christian Armstrong, Amari Gainer, and Jaiden Woodbey of FSU’s 2018 recruiting class are already on campus in Tallahassee.

The rest of the already signed players of the class are AJ Lytton, Asante Samuel Jr., Isaiah Bolden, and Robert Cooper.

Florida State has offered c/o 2020 ATH Arian Smith from Mulberry (Fla.) Mulberry Senior.

Other Sports

FSU Baseball heads towards the opening of the 2018 season as the favorite to win the ACC.

Men’s hoops win over Louisville helped their projected NCAA tournament seed, and they are set to face the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers today at 7PM at the Tuck today.