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Can anyone dethrone the Tigers? Plus, analytics, leadership, and transfers.

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Recruiting:

First and above all, here again is our Recruiting Thread — the recruiting game never stops, and neither does the discussion. Which is good, because recruiting is the lifeblood of all programs.

The hot topic right now? The commit of four-star cornerback Omarion Cooper. We’ve already got analysis and film breakdown of the lengthy blue-chip corner.

Four-star 2022 American Heritage cornerback prospect Earl Little Jr. has numerous high-quality offers, and he spoke to TomahawkNation about his FSU offer and his recruitment.

2023 tight end prospect Randy Pittman was also asked about his Florida State offer and his plans to visit campus.

2022 defensive back prospect Devin Moore can see himself playing in Doak Campbell:

Football:

If you missed it, FSU announced the fall semester schedule, which will have an impact on college football.

2020 ACC divisional/championship odds were released — do you think Florida State’s odds are too high or too low?

It’s a big story that the only DT FSU signed last class, Emanuel Rogers, will instead head to JUCO. But Florida State isn’t the only program that’s losing signees:

Marvin Wilson has been an outstanding example of leadership:

Part 2 of our expected points model fundamentalsTomahawkNation is putting in the time and effort to develop cutting-edge analytics for college football. You don’t have to understand all the math to know that it can help us all better our understanding of the game, which, in my opinion, in turn improves our ability to enjoy the game. It may not seem like it, but I think what TN is doing here is a pretty big deal.

In that spirit, here’s a great thread from ESPN writer David Hale:

He also recently looked at luck, as in turnover luck (or the lack thereof):

With all of that in mind, Hale ranked the ACC teams for the upcoming season:

So while FSU hasn’t been very good lately, they’ve also been rather unlucky. Can their luck turn around this season?

Transfer tight-end Jordan Wilson is getting better:

Other Sports:

TN’s Brett Nevitt brings you the best FSU baseball coverage around, and that continues with his 2020 MLB draft profile of southpaw pitcher Shane Drohan.

In other news:

In scouting FSU’s opponents, Wake Forest’s basketball team landed a quality transfer:

Alumni:

Dalvin Cook is holding out:

It makes some sense — Cook has had a couple injury-plagued seasons, and another one in the last year of his rookie deal could significantly damage his earning potential. Running backs don’t have long shelf life in the NFL. The biggest thing working against him is the running back position has become extremely devalued versus what it once was.