It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Florida State recruiting — on the latest episode of the Three Stars podcast, Josh Pick, Tim Scribble and NoleThruandThru jump on the pod to discuss and break down the most recent commitments Florida State has secured:
- 2024 three-star LB Jayden Parrish
- 2024 four-star WR Lawayne McCoy
- 2024 four-star WR BJ Gibson
- 2024 five-star TE Landen Thomas
- 2025 three-star QB Tramell Jones
- 2026 legacy ATH/WR Devin Carter
2024 four-star quarterback commit Luke Kromenhoek showed out over the weekend, earning MVP at the Jacksonville Jaguars High School Quarterback Skills Challenge — the major highlight from him coming in the form of a nearly 70-yard throw:
2024 Benedictine (GA) Military QB and Florida State commit @LukeKromenhoek goes 68 yards in the top gun long-ball challenge at the @Jaguars High School QB Skills Challenge! Dude is talented. pic.twitter.com/ZhtuMa4a4K— PrepRedzone Oliver (@OJW_Scouting) April 23, 2023
2024 three-star Amare Sanders, who plays for Gulliver Prep in Miami, was offered by Florida State on Sunday. Sanders also holds offers from Duke, Illinois, Miami, UCF, West Virginia, Auburn and Syracuse, amongst others.
I am beyond blessed to be able to receive an offer from Florida State University! #GONOLES #AGTG @sims_coach @RyanBartow @Coach_Norvell @psurtain23 @RLS2294 @TheCribSouthFLA @GabyUrrutia247 @SWiltfong247 @Rivals @larryblustein @GeoMilian @ChadSimmons_ @adamgorney @247recruiting pic.twitter.com/fk1AbycZe1— amare (@Amaresanders_1) April 23, 2023
DraftKings has released some early odds for FSU games in 2023:
FSU vs. LSU: Pick-’em
FSU vs. Clemson: Clemson -2.5
FSU vs. Miami: FSU -17.5
FSU vs. Florida: FSU -10.5
I just want to thank all the parents for allowing me and teammates to have fun with your son!!! Yesterday meant the world to me thanks to everyone who helped the camp be successful!!! See y’all next year!!! pic.twitter.com/UXvLy2si9z— Jaheim Bell (@dba_bell) April 23, 2023
Florida State tight end Jaheim Bell threw his second youth camp this past weekend, bringing along a few of his new FSU teammates to help create a special day for families in Valdosta.
Year two saw more than 200 campers take the field inside Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, where Bell put on a show just a few years ago.
Now, Bell is choosing to give back, to teach, and just be the best mentor he can be. Bell also brought in many of his current teammates, guys like Jordan Travis and Trey Benson, so a lot of good coaches, but overall a good day to connect with his community, and Bell was thrilled with what he saw this weekend.
“It means so much to me because when I was younger, in their shoes, I didn’t have that growing up so I just want to be able to pour that type of talent, having all of those guys from my school and other schools, just answer questions from them, and it was a great turnout,” said Bell. “Going from last year, when I had the camp last year, a had a little bit under 100 kids, and this year just seeing the turnout, watching it grow, it means so much to me, because coming back to this city and just giving back, it feels great.”
The Projected AP Top Ten for 2023, Six Months in Advance. 96 % over 14 years! This blog was originally published in February but Top Ten will remain the same. https://t.co/Vr6MCWRKqW pic.twitter.com/hyw6CQw331— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) April 23, 2023
We are “years since Miami won a conference title” weeks away from taking on LSU! Let’s get 19 new family members to celebrate both of those wonderful things https://t.co/2KGHLZuS1J #GoingForItIn2023 pic.twitter.com/bftmFDCexb— The Battle's End (@TheBattlesEnd) April 23, 2023
Highest graded CBs in man & zone coverage last season pic.twitter.com/h5swJmn3HH— PFF College (@PFF_College) April 23, 2023
Florida State baseball snapped its losing streak on Sunday, taking down the Virginia Tech Hokies to avoid another conference series sweep and to add a bit of confidence and pride during the final stretch of the season:
The Seminoles continued to show fight despite all of their hardship this season and retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Nander DeSedas got on base with a one-out single and moved to third on a passed ball and productive out by Titan Kamaka. Freshman DeAmez Ross brought him home with an RBI single and the ‘Noles took a 4-3 lead into the fifth.
Jamie Arnold collected the win giving FSU a good three innings without giving up a hit and walking just one Hokie and hitting another. Ben Barrett started the eighth by hitting a batter on the first pitch he threw and walking the next on four pitches. It seemed like it might be the same old for the Seminoles as Link Jarrett went to the pen for Doug Kirkland. Kirkland pitched well though, getting two strikeouts and pop up to end the inning and then finishing the game off with a 1-2-3 ninth inning totaling four strikeouts in six batters.
No. 6 Florida State men’s golf finished fifth in the stroke-play portion of the ACC Championship:
The Seminoles jockeyed back-and-forth with Virginia and Duke for one of the coveted Top four spots needed to clinch an appearance in the match play semifinals. Despite the heroics of freshman Luke Clanton, who birdied four of his last five holes in what was a close race down the stretch, FSU fell two strokes outside the cut-off as it shot 2-under (284-288-290) for the tournament.
The Seminoles find out their NCAA Regional site on Wednesday, May 3, when the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Selection Show airs at 1 p.m. ET on the GOLF Channel. FSU will be selected to one of six regional sites that will be played on May 15-17.