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Leonard Hamilton lands a big fish.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Football:

Willie Taggart addressed the media in his customary Monday press conference yesterday. He spoke about the poor quarterback play vs. Clemson; how the entire offense had their worst day of the season; the very encouraging leadership on the team by a few key players following such a loss; the quality of Wake Forest’s offense; injuries; and more.

The offensive line is improved, but by how much?

FSU is a small underdog to Wake Forest, but can put themselves in great position for a bowl game with a win. The Demon Deacons were very efficient against Louisville last weekend but fell just short due to some explosive plays by the Cardinals. Can the Seminoles hit the big plays too?

If you thought the blowout vs Clemson was disappointing, let me introduce you to the most disappointing teams:

The ’Noles officially have a kickoff time vs. the Syracuse Orange.

Boston College just lost starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the season.

Could a rematch with an SEC foe be in Florida State’s bowl future?

Can you guess the two current Seminoles who made The Draft Network’s too-early 2020 mock draft first round?

The Gators were badly outgained by LSU on Saturday even though both quarterbacks were dealing:

Recruiting:

Leonard Hamilton and Florida State land elite five-star small forward Scottie Barnes. Barnes is a national top-ten recruit per the 247 Composite, and Hamilton beat out Oregon, Ohio State, and Kentucky for Barnes’ services. Ham tweeted his own reaction to the news:

If you thought Ham would stop there, you’d be wrong. He’s also after top 2020 center Hunter Dickinson:

Another edition of our High School Roundup has all your updates on more than a half-dozen of FSU’s targets and commitments.

Other Sports:

After a strong 2019 Tourney Trent Forrest has been named to the 2020 Bob Cousy Award Watch List.

Men’s tennis sophomores Bryn Nahrung and Richard Thongoana won the Bedford Cup Doubles Championship over the weekend.

Alumni:

Get caught up on ’Noles in the NFL, including updates on Jameis Winston, Auden Tate, Demarcus Walker, and about a dozen more.

Dalvin Cook isn’t just tearing it up on the ground, he’s also getting it done through the air:

Former cornerback PJ Williams has turned into a pretty nice football player for the Saints:

There was never a more apt description of the top two quarterbacks in the 2015 Draft: