clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Florida State football, recruiting news: Is Clemson at Florida State the best game in the ACC?

New, 21 comments

Mike Norvell issues statement on racial injustice and black lives matter.

Clemson v Florida State Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Recruiting:

Florida State has offered 2023 four-star running back Mark Fletcher, Jr.; FSU already has 2023 four-star RB Cedric Baxter committed.

FSU could be on the verge of landing 2022 four-star quarterback Nicco Marchiol.

Regarding FSU: “I think just the relationship with Coach (Kenny) Dillingham and how much trust he has with me I think can transfer over to the field and we can take it a long way. We did a virtual tour and it’s been a lot of fun. I can really see myself living there four to five years and I can definitely see myself in Tallahassee.”

Football:

Athlon ranked the top 15 games in the ACC and Clemson at Florida State came in fourth.

Florida State is defensive line U according to ESPN; even when FSU is bad the defensive line is good:

There’s certainly no arguing the impressive history of Florida State D-linemen, with 20 players selected in the first three rounds during the Position U era. Even amid a tumultuous past few years at FSU, the defensive line continues to churn out talent. Brian Burns was a first-round pick in 2019, and two D-linemen were taken in the 2018 draft. Plus, DeMarcus Walker was a second-rounder in 2017. And while the rebuilding effort is far from complete in Tallahassee, the D-line still figures to put a few more big names in the draft with Marvin Wilson potentially the top interior lineman in the country entering 2020.

There’s a reason why FSU has such a legacy in the trenches:

It’s a new era in college football; coaches can no longer be silent with the many social justice issues affecting the majority of their players. Mike Norvell has issued a statement.

With multiple conferences canceling football this fall Bowl Projections could become exceedingly difficult to fill.

Other Sports:

A fantastic culture leads to the type of senior leadership FSU has in its basketball program on a yearly basis; last year it was Trent Forrest now it’s MJ Walker:

Devin Vassell could end up playing for the New York Knicks.

Alumni:

Jameis Winston already has fans in the Saints’ locker room.

If Derwin James continues to play and improve at the all-pro level he’s already displayed; he could become the first safety to be looking at $100 million dollar contract.