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Noles News: FSU’s final cinematic recap of 2023 is a must-watch

“This is a season that will be remembered forever”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 30 Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia vs Florida State Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Recruiting

FSU announced the signing of transfer quarterback DJ Uiagalelei on Tuesday, adding another name to #Tribe24:

“I’m excited to have DJ join the Nole Family,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “He is a proven winner, and his record as a starting quarterback is impressive. He has showcased incredible leadership on the field, and how he treats people off the field is remarkable. DJ is an extremely hard worker who is excited to continue to develop in this system and be around the great playmakers we have here. DJ adds a great deal of experience, talent and play-making ability into a quarterback room that we are extremely excited about as we enter 2024. He has great size and ability, is incredibly accurate pushing the ball down the field and is one of the top quarterbacks in the country in big-play percentage. I am thrilled to be adding this talented football player, dedicated student and wonderful person into our Nole Family.”

Uiagalalei is the second of transfers to make their way to Tallahassee so far, with legacy EDGE Marvin Jones Jr. being the other. What other names are there to know as transfer portal season gets ready to heat up? NoleThruandThru broke down visitors ahead of the final official visit window between January 3 and 7:

Players must then enroll within the spring semester class add/drop window at their new school, which varies depending on that school’s academic calendar.

FSU’s spring semester begins on January 8 but the final day to add courses is January 11. Barring any strange waiver approval situations, spring portal additions will be complete by then.

FLORIDA STATE 2024 SIGNING CLASS

  • Cai Bates | Defensive Back | 6-2 , 180 lb. | Orlando, Fla. | Edgewater High School
  • Jonathan Daniels | Offensive Line | 6-4 , 280 lb. | Pensacola, Fla. | Pine Forest High School
  • Micahi Danzy | Running Back | 6-1 , 180 lb. | Tallahassee, Fla. | Florida State University School
  • Kam Davis | Running Back | 5-10 , 220 lb. | Albany, Ga. | Dougherty High School
  • Jamorie Flagg | Defensive Line | 6-3 , 300 lb. | Miami, Fla. | Booker T. Washington High School
  • Camdon Frier | Wide Receiver | 6-0 , 185 lb. | Lake City, Fla. | Columbia High School
  • BJ Gibson | Wide Receiver | 6-0 , 190 lb. | Rochelle, Ga. | Wilcox County High School
  • Timir Hickman-Collins | Linebacker | 6-0 , 220 lb. | Fort Mill, S.C. | Indian Land High School
  • DD Holmes | Defensive Line | 6-6 , 250 lb. | Washington, D.C. | Gonzaga High School
  • Jamari Howard | Defensive Back | 6-2 , 185 lb. | Miami, Fla. | Norland High School
  • Tye Hylton | Offensive Line | 6-5 , 280 lb. | Oviedo, Fla. | Oviedo High School
  • Manasse Itete | Offensive Line | 6-5 , 290 lb. | Modesto, Calif. | Central Catholic High School
  • Marvin Jones Jr. | Defensive Line | 6-5 , 250 lb. | Sunrise, Fla. | American Heritage High School/Georgia
  • Ricky Knight III | Defensive Back | 6-0 , 175 lb. | West Palm Beach, Fla. | Cardinal Newman High School
  • Luke Kromenhoek | Quarterback | 6-4 , 205 lb. | Savannah, Ga. | Benedictine Military School
  • Charles Lester III | Defensive Back | 6-1 , 185 lb. | Venice, Fla. | Venice High School
  • Lawayne McCoy | Wide Receiver | 6-1 , 180 lb. | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central High School
  • Elijah Moore | Wide Receiver | 6-4 , 200 lb. | Olney, Md. | Good Counsel High School
  • Jayden Parrish | Linebacker | 6-1 , 215 lb. | Delray Beach, Fla. | Atlantic High School
  • Landen Thomas | Tight End | 6-4 , 245 lb. | Moultrie, Ga. | Colquitt County High School
  • Jayden Todd | Offensive Line | 6-6 , 350 lb. | Dublin, Ga. | West Laurens High School
  • DJ Uiagalelei | Quarterback | 6-4 , 245 lb. | Inland Empire, Calif. | St. John Bosco HS/Oregon St.
  • Jake Weinberg | Kicker | 5-10 , 170 lb. | Delray Beach, Fla. | American Heritage High School
  • D’Nas White | Defensive Line | 6-4 , 335 lb. | Concord, N.C. | Jay M Robinson High School

Football

Jordan Silversmith kicked off the first edition of his roster outlook yesterday, first diving into what the current breakdown of FSU’s offensive personnel is looking like (written before Uiagalelei’s addition):

The final cinematic recap of the 2023 season is here — and prepare yourself, as things get a little bit emotional towards the end during Mike Norvell’s postgame speech:

Basketball

After FSU’s two wins to start ACC play last week vs. Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, sophomore guard Ta’Niya Latson has been selected as both the World Exposure Report National Player of the Week as well as the ACC Player of the Week:

The Miami, Fla., native could not have gotten off to a better start in ACC play, recording a pair of 30-point games in wins over Georgia Tech (95-80) and Wake Forest (73-61). In the two wins last week, Latson averaged 30.0 points, shot 50 percent from the floor (22-of-44), went 50 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-8), averaged 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Latson recorded consecutive 30-point games for the second time in her career, and now owns 10 career 30-point performances. She was especially dominant in the second halves of both victories, scoring 16 points against Georgia Tech and 20 points vs. Wake Forest which included a 15-point fourth quarter.

Latson also averaged 11 made field goals in the two games combined for the 22nd-ranked Seminoles, which are off to a 2-0 start in ACC play for the second straight year.

Florida State has two strong road tests this week, facing third-ranked NC State this Thursday at 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra. FSU then travels to Clemson on Sunday, Jan. 7, for a 4 p.m. tip on the ACC Network.

FSU men’s hoops will look to bounce back from a lackluster showing in a loss to Lipscomb as it gets back to ACC play, facing off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4, 1-0 ACC) in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and is set to be broadcast on the ACC Network.

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