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Florida State football, recruiting news: Seminoles prepare for start of Spring Practices

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It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!

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Football

Spring ball is just around the corner, and new head coach Willie Taggart announced that he first two practices would be open to the public.

The ACC has some strong talent to keep an eye on this upcoming season:

Coach Taggart took some time to speak about his time with the USF Bulls and what he’s looking forward to with his new ’Noles squad:

Keeping an Eye on the Enemy: Virginia Tech enters spring practice with an inexperienced linebacker group.

Our Spring Practice Preview series has begun, and first up are the Seminoles stacked running back crew.

Recruiting

4-star outslide linebacker target Derick Hall out of Gulfport (Ms.) Gulfport has named Florida State in his top 7. Hall is the No. 15 linebacker prospect in the country.

Major Seminoles’ receiver target and recent Florida de-commit John Dunmore is dominating the Under Armour All America camp and was genuine in calling Florida State his “dream school.” Dunmore also mentioned Penn State and Georgia to be other stand out programs in his recruiting process.

Alumni

Former Seminole and Heisman winner Jameis Winston took time to congratulate the men’s hoops squad on punching their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen:

Some news for another former Florida State Heisman winner; Charlie Ward has been named Florida High’s new basketball coach:

Other Sports

Coach Ham took to Twitter to celebrate his squad’s huge win.

A look inside the Seminoles locker room after their win over Xavier.

After securing a spot in the Sweet Sixteen, FSU’s Leonard Hamilton is the sole African-american coach left in the tournament. College basketball has lacked diversity in coaching and Coach Ham has had a historic tenure over the last 16 years. The Shadow League took some time to discuss the moments that have lead him to this moment in the NCAA tournament.

Hamilton has faced some tough critics over the years, but his resume says it all...and he knows it.

Check out the basketball obersvations made by our own Matt Minnick after their historic win over No. 1 seed Xavier.

FSU baseball remains in the latest top-10 rankings, coming in at No. 7.

Women’s hoops suffered a tough upset in the NCAA women’s tournament at home to No. 11 seed Buffalo.

FSU men’s golf hung out with Brooks Koepka in south Florida during the Valspar collegiate tournament.