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Florida State football, recruiting news: Seminoles look to make a mark in NFL

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Keeping an eye on the enemy: Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator Galen Scott just resigned after allegations of an extramarital affair have arisen.

Just a quick reminder, that early 2019 NFL draft projections includes 5 Clemson players going in the first round.

Offensive coordinator Walt Bell is hitting the recruiting trail once again.

Head of player development Mario Edwards continues to drop some dimes.


As the NFL draft cycle ends, some programs are seeing how the previous staff’s ability to get prospects drafted is affecting their recruiting efforts. For FSU, it’s all about the receivers.

“Two weeks ago, Miami (Fla.) South Dade receiver Frank Ladson, considered one of the top receivers in the nation, committed to Clemson over Miami, Florida State, and others. Ladson was the No. 1 receiver on FSU’s board, according to my sources.

But FSU knew it had an uphill battle to fight on several fronts. First, Willie Taggart and his new staff have only been in Tallahassee for four months and had to compete against other schools who had recruited Ladson for two years.”


Receiver Jared Jackson has been given the opportunity to attend the LA Rams mini-camp.

Although many were surprised to see Rick Leonard go early in the NFL draft, but it wasn't a surprise to many NFL teams.

There were a lot of picks in the NFL draft that made us question what was happening, but there were some that were absolute perfect fits, and one of those being Derwin James.

“Derwin James, S, Chargers (No. 17 overall): I can’t think of a better player/scheme fit than this one. I’ve referred to James as a faster version of Kam Chancellor. I’ve also compared him to Keanu Neal. Both players have thrived in the Pete Carroll/Gus Bradley/Dan Quinn defensive system. James will plug in right away and deliver impact plays for the Chargers’ defense under Bradley.”

Defensive back Trey Marshall is getting his shot with the Denver Broncos, and if you haven’t caught up on the rest where the rest of the un-drafted free agents landed, we’ve got you covered.

The Eagles are sporting a lot of garnet and gold with the addition of Josh Sweat.

Lots has happened with former Seminoles entering the NFL the past couple of days, so make sure to catch up on our tracker.

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FSU baseball remains steady in the polls, and Mike Martin is just 1 game away from becoming the winningest coach in NCAA baseball history.

Florida State basketball has been hitting the recruiting trail, and offered c/o 2019 5-star center James Wiseman out of Memphis (TN). Wiseman is the No. 1 prospect in the class and has offers from every major hoops program in the country, meaning the Seminoles have a lot of competition to land him.

’Noles have also offered c/0 2018 small forward Terrence Shannon Jr. out of Chicago (IL) Lincoln Park.

FSU men’s track and field have remained in the top 10 in the most recent NCAA rankings.