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Florida State football, recruiting news: Will FSU’s secondary take the next step in 2019?

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Plus, FSU baseball adds an MLB scout to its staff.

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Football:

David Hale predicts a big leap for FSU’s secondary in 2019. Unfortunately, progress along the O-line won’t be as substantial.

NCAA President Mark Emmert says California schools could face postseason bans should a proposed bill that would allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name and likeness be passed. The California state Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of the legislation and while nothing is official yet, however this plays out will likely have a ripple effect across college football.

We’re still a couple months away from football being back, but for anyone that follows FSU RB coach Donte Pimpleton, these weight room videos of college kids lifting more than anyone of us could dream of have served as nice filler:

...and as awesome as cleaning 350 pounds is, even the man himself is ready to be back on the field:

Akers will look to bounce back in his third year after a bit of a sophomore slump. Former NFL scout and current NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah sees a lot that he likes in Akers’ game:

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New Florida State baseball head coach Mike Martin, Jr. already fulfilled one of his top priorities for the program by hiring MLB scout Mike Metcalf.

Some unfortunate news for FSU women’s basketball PG Izabela Nicoletti as she is expected to miss a second straight season with a torn ACL.

Former FSU softball player Makinzy Herzog will return to her home state of Texas to continue her college career as she follows her former hitting coach to the Aggies:

Alumni:

A pair of FSU Hoops fan favorites have found homes during the NBA Summer league with Phil Cofer headed to Atlanta and Braian Angola-Rodas in Orlando:

Brian Burns is taking full advantage of his opportunity to be coached by another former Seminole edge-rusher, his position coach in Carolina, Everette Brown:

Former FSU DB Jalen Ramsey showed signs of maturation when speaking to Adam Schefter about the quarterbacks he will face his fourth year in the league. But, no need to worry, Ramsey will still likely have his mouthpiece dangling so he can talk to the receiver he’s covering week one:

Running back Sammie Smith enters our top 100 countdown at No. 67.