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Florida State football, recruiting news: Analyzing FSU recruits on the diamond and the gridiron

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Plus, a look at where FSU’s running game ranks in the ACC.

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Football:

David Hale took a look at the ACC running game and long story short, Clemson was the best and FSU while explosive (thanks to one Cam Akers) the run game as a whole was very middle-of-the-pack:

It’s been harped on constantly, but this obviously had a lot to do with the offensive line play. FSU has to replace Akers next year and the new coaching staff has a few different options:

With that said, Hale still predicts FSU to rank around the middle of the ACC in the run game next year:

Mississippi State transfer Jarrion Jones, who just spurned Ole Miss to sign with the ’Noles is already getting the hang of being a Seminole:

Recruiting:

Coach AB dives into the game of FSU commit Jackson West, a tight end out of Alabama.

4-star Tampa Bay area receiver Greg Gaines still has the ’Noles high on his list after being re-offered by Mike Norvell and co. back in January.

The FSU staff saw something in 2022 DE Nyjalik Kelly as the ’Noles offered the currently un-rated prospect yesterday evening.

Blue-chip 2022 QB Nicco Marchiol showed some love to FSU on Twitter:

And our Josh Pick recently interviewed the Arizona signal-caller on his FSU offer.

Current FSU QB commit Luke Altmyer was offered by Alabama:

Catch up on everything crootin’ related in Tomahawk Nation’s recruiting thread.

Baseball:

Our baseball writer Brett Nevitt was in attendance for the PBR Florida ProCase and goes in depth analyzing a host of FSU commitments in attendance.

A few ’Noles received Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper:

Seminoles lefty Shane Drohan is looking fresh on the mound:

While the weekend starter’s draft stock has risen, a return to Tallahasse isn’t completely out of the picture:

Rehab is going well for FSU RHP Hunter Perdue:

The future on the mound is also looking bright for Mike Martin Jr.’s squad as the top two on this list are ’Noles commits:

Basketball:

We’re down to the elite eight, so make sure to cast your votes for the best player in the history of FSU hoops.

Alumni:

Timmy Jernigan won’t be headed to Houston next season after all, but the former ’Nole assured fans his journey wasn’t over: