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Florida State football, recruiting news: Cam Akers is one of the ACC’s best players in 2018

The FSU running back figures to be a big part of Willie Taggart’s gameplan this season.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


As per usual, many of the ACC’s best are Florida State Seminoles. Just how many? has 11 ’Noles on its list of the Top 100 ACC football players. Cam Akers has the highest ranking at No. 6. Click the link to see where the other 10 players from FSU ended up.

A large portion of Florida State’s recruiting focus for its 2018 class was on stacking the wide receiver position with a host of talented prospects.’s Barton Simmons believes that one of those new ’Noles will have an instant impact next season.

Our top 100 FSU football plays countdown highlighted one of the greatest Seminole running backs of all time. Relive one of Dalvin Cook’s most memorable moments in garnet and gold here. As a reminder, if you’ve missed any plays from our countdown, no time to get caught up like the present.


2019 Florida State commit Akeem Dent was just upgraded to a 5-star ranking by In their newly released Rivals100, the cornerback from Wellington, FL’s Palm Beach Central High moved into the No. 20 overall ranking. This is an improvement of 2 spots since the previous Rivals100 update. Check out this video below to see why the recruiting service believes that Dent is one of the most talented defensive backs in the nation.

As if that wasn’t enough, Dent was also officially named as an Under Armour All-American on Tuesday.

A 2020 safety prospect had some interesting things to say about his first meeting with Florida State head coach Willie Taggart. Avantae Williams, the No. 13 ranked player in the state of Florida according to 247Sports, visited FSU’s campus on Sunday. In addition to his offer from the ’Noles, Williams also holds offers from Georgia, Michigan, and South Carolina. Williams decommitted from the University of Miami on May 8th.

Florida State offered defensive back prospect Corey Collier out of Miami Palmetto High School in Miami, FL, after he attended FSU’s camp this past weekend. His father, Cornelius Collier, played at FSU from 1999 to 2002. The Class of 2021 recruit also has offers from Georgia and Miami.

Collier’s Miami Palmetto teammate Jason Marshall Jr. also received an offer on Tuesday from Willie Taggart and company. Marshall Jr. attended Florida State’s camp over the weekend with Collier. Marshall Jr.’s other offers include Georgia, Miami, and Ole Miss.


Former ’Nole Jalen Ramsey has been one of the NFL’s best defensive backs since he entered the league. But, if you listen to him, his best is still yet to come.

FSU softball star Jessie Warren signed a 2-year contract with the USSSA Pride of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Warren, voted the Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 Women’s College World Series, was selected as the 7th overall pick of this year’s NPF Draft.

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Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin decided to leave his pitcher Drew Parrish in to finish the team’s regional game against Mississippi State after a lengthy rain delay. The Seminoles ended up losing the game, and a lot of discussion was generated surrounding Martin’s judgment. Tomahawk Nation’s Kris Dunn has compiled a number of opinions on Martin’s choice from baseball analysts, MLB players, and those people closest to Parrish. It provides an interesting insight into all of the thought, and potential consequences, that are associated with a decision like the one Martin faced at the end of that game.

FSU’s softball team, fresh off winning the first National Championship in program history, finished the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the last USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll. The Seminoles received 30 first-place votes in the poll, and because not all voters are good at their jobs, Washington and Oregon also received 1 first-place vote each.

For some more reflection on Florida State’s historic 2018 season, here’s Part 2 of the National Championship edition of the FSU softball notebook. Part 1 can be found here.