National Signing Day is here and you can keep up with all the day’s news in one convenient location.
The latest Nolecast is appropriately themed as Bud Elliot fields listener questions on the state of Florida State recruiting.
Coaching turnover inevitably affects recruiting and FSU has unfortunately become familiar with the process over the last three years. The Tampa Bay Times’ Matt Baker looked at similar situations throughout recent college football history and what it might mean for the Seminoles.
The ’Noles got the ball rolling a little early, adding depth to the linebacker room with a preferred walk-on commitment:
Honored to announce that I have accepted the PWO and have committed to Florida State University . I promise I will put everything I have into this program and will make my name known for years to come..#GoNoles @Coach_Norvell @Locklyn33 @ZackLeeeedz @CoachCarter_FSU @Noles247 pic.twitter.com/cCBaPZ7iK7— Chase Oliver (@CVO_24) February 4, 2020
The Florida State staff seems to be knocking it out of the park with the kids they are getting on campus:
It’s a long shot, but FSU makes the top-12 for 5-star 2021 OT Amarius Mims:
#AGTG TOP 12‼️ @GeorgiaFootball @GamecockFB @AggieFootball @AlabamaFTBL @FSUFootball @USC_FB @GatorsFB @Vol_Football @AuburnFootball @LSUfootball @ClemsonFB @oregonfootball @CoachMac68 @CoachPatrick478 @von_lassiter @ChadSimmons_ @MattDeBary @Mansell247 pic.twitter.com/34ufholAON— 〽️ I 〽️ S (@amarius_mims) February 5, 2020
Offseason conditioning and weightlifting continue for the Seminoles:
Speaking of work, FSU longsnapper Grant Glennon was getting some practice in with new Aussie punter Alex Mastromanno:
Offensive line coach Alex Atkins got a ringing endorsement from FSU’s running back coach David Johnson. Johnson was responding to Atkins being called one of the premier African American coaches in football today:
DUDE THE REAL DEAL!!! Game Changer https://t.co/9ShHZcjgIE— DAVID JOHNSON (@CoachYACJohnson) February 4, 2020
I hate to include anything that gasses Miami up, but Florida State also makes this list of most points scored in the Super Bowl by according to school.
The National College Baseball Writers Association has named their Coach of the Year award after college baseball’s all-time winningest coach:
The Baseball team will have plenty of national coverage in Mike Martin Jr.’s first year at the helm:
We've got 1️⃣4️⃣ games on national TV this season, including 2️⃣ vs. and 3️⃣ vs. .— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) February 4, 2020
Full ESPN schedule: https://t.co/t8Rr4tbXGQ
FSU Basketball will have talented 2021 prospect Dallan Coleman on campus for an unofficial visit when they take on rival Miami:
Unofficial to FSU this weekend for the Miami game. No. 41 ranked player in 2021 https://t.co/ak2l1HEHl2— Basketball School (@MichaelRogner) February 4, 2020
Derrick Nnadi’s pledge to pay adoption fees for the KC Pet Project paid dividends:
Nnadi’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed as it’s being recognized by multiple national outlets and now television chef Rachel Ray is doubling down offering to pay for the food of all the animals adopted:
SO inspired by this @DerrickNnadi SO we’ve got to KEEP IT GOING @Nutrish is offering a free supply of pet food for all of 2020 to every one of these 109 @kcpetproject animals who get adopted!! #FeedItForward https://t.co/rK6HdRegTP— rachael ray (@rachaelray) February 4, 2020
Former FSU DB Tony Carter will join the Lions’ staff under Matt Patricia, who coached him during his stint in New England:
The Lions are hiring 8-year NFL CB Tony Carter as a defensive assistant. He played briefly under Matt Patricia with the Patriots in 2010. It’s his first NFL coaching gig after last playing in 2016.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 4, 2020