- Florida State held its second and final Junior Day weekend of 2017 this past week. Many top recruits visited the school, including four-star DB Asante Samuel Jr. and five-star Taron Vincent.
- Samuel Jr. said that Florida State holds a big lead in his recruiting process.
- Five-star DB Anthony Lytton also said that his visit lived up to the hype.
- Three-star 2018 DE Patrick Joyner from Homestead (Fla.) South Dade and three-star 2018 DB Sevyn Banks both received offers from Florida State.
- Wrapping up ESPN’s ACC schedule review was Florida State on Friday. Jared Shanker lists NC State as a potential trap game, with the Nov. 11th Clemson game being Florida State’s swing game. Here’s what he had to say regarding a win/loss projection.
Projected W-L: Alabama is the most talented team in the country, and Saban is unmatched in preparing his teams for opening weekend. In seven neutral-site games against Power 5 teams to open a season, Alabama is outscoring opponents 302-104. Florida State still has Clemson, Louisville and Miami in the ACC, too. There's the finale at Florida as well. A 10-2 season could still land FSU in the conference championship game and playoff.
- Shanker also answered a question regarding FSU losing to an unranked ACC team every year without current head coach Jimbo Fisher:
The ACC is a really good league, and even Florida State fans should be ready to acknowledge this after years and years of carrying the flag for the conference. There isn't much shame in losing to an unranked ACC team at the moment. There are three teams I've identified as potentially upsetting Florida State as an unranked underdog: Miami, NC State and Louisville. The Cardinals are undergoing a lot of changes on defense and could have two or three losses when the teams meet. I think Florida State goes 7-1 in the conference, but whichever team beats the Seminoles will enter bowl season ranked.