clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Florida State football, recruiting news: Can Willie Taggart make South Florida a Seminole stronghold?

New, comments

FSU’s head coach wants to win over recruits and fans from the southern part of the state.

NCAA Football: Florida State Spring Game Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Head coach Willie Taggart is looking to make South Florida a priority for the FSU football program from both a recruiting and fan support standpoint. He said as much during his recent trip to Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

It looks like Virginia Tech starting QB Josh Jackson will be available for his team’s Week 1 matchup against the Seminoles.

The newest episode of The Nolecast covered a variety of interesting topics. Listen in the player below in the article or on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher or Google Play Music.

Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden achieved his first perfect season in 1999. This play, ranked No. 76 in our Top 100 countdown, was a big reason why. If you missed any of the other countdown plays or just want to relive them again, you can find them here.

Tomahawk Nation’s own Bud Elliott has an interesting solution to the shortage of quality quarterbacks in the National Football League.

Speaking of quarterbacks, former FSU QB Malik Henry is featured in the trailer for the newest season of Last Chance U. The Netflix series comes back on July 20th.

Recruiting:

Four-star defensive end, and Florida State target, Derrick McClendon will announce his commitment at the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge on June 28th. The Class of 2019 prospect has narrowed down his list of potential schools to FSU, Florida, and NC State.

Other Sports:

Yesterday, it was announced that FSU baseball head coach Mike Martin would retire after the 2019 season.

Tomahawk Nation will take a look at all of the possibilities for Martin’s replacement. Our first article details a potential option that would be very familiar to Florida State fans.

You can keep track of all of our articles about this story here.

Some 2019 Seminole baseball commits participated in the Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field. TN’s Kris Dunn has the results.