The Three Stars will have a podcast coming out later today, discussing all the recent goings on in Florida State Seminoles football recruiting, focusing on the struggles of the Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, and Miami (FL) Hurricanes and how it might affect #Tribe22—will link it in here once it goes live on the Everything Noles channel.
Florida State recently lost IMG Academy offensive line commit Aliou Bah to the Georgia Bulldogs, a move we’ve been predicting for months. To discuss this and everything else FSU recruiting related, jump into the latest official recruiting thread (Dustin Hopkins edition).
FSU offered St. Thomas Aquinas WR Camden Brown (a Pitt commit) Tuesday night (while we were recording said pod). Can the Noles flip him?
Late Tuesday evening, Marcus Woodson offered JUCO corner Keionte Scott:
The Seminoles also offered JUCO safety Marquise Gilbert Monday afternoon. Will the staff be able to get the talented prospect to visit? He’s already checked out the Colorado Buffaloes and has trips to investigate the Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers, as well.
Mike Norvell was very pleased with his squad’s attitude and work Tuesday morning.
Norvell stressed competition at certain positions—here’s FSU’s most recent depth chart.
Tommy Mire attended Tuesday’s practice, and it sounded like a positive day overall, but specifically for the QBs.
UMASS head Coach Walt Bell recruited quarterback Sam Howell to FSU, before both bolted, with the latter ending up committing to Mack Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels. Howell’s having a great season, as pointed out by ESPN’s David Hale:
I know it’s not been the season people expected, but Sam Howell has still been really good this year despite such a new supporting cast. He's the only P5 QB with 2300 yards and 23 TDs so far. Here’s the list of P5 QBs in the past 5 years who’ve done that in 7 games… pic.twitter.com/eJ31RXQ7Bb— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) October 19, 2021
But he’s still 0-2 vs. the Seminoles in his short career.
And the Noles are favored by FIVE touchdowns vs. Bell’s Minutemen. Thoughts?
Kickoff time and channel for FSU vs. Clemson was announced.
UGA defensive end transfer Jermaine Johnson has been a monster for FSU, and he recently was named a mid-season All-American by CBS Sports, along with players from the Boston College Eagles, NC State Wolfpack, Pittsburgh Panthers, and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Johnson’s getting some NFL Draft love, too:
NFL draft midseason winners and losers:— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) October 15, 2021
The 2022 QB class is most decidedly a mixed bag so far
More have disappointed than impressed, but a few have helped their cause
Plus the other draft prospects helping and hurting their causes:https://t.co/Hl4Brmpc0o
The Triple Option had Brendan Sonnone from Noles 247 and Ingram Smith from The Nolecast on during FSU’s bye week.
Former walk-on Treshaun Ward is killing it in the Noles’ backfield—it’s always nice when hard work is rewarded:
Presented without comment:
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 18, 2021
“I love this place. I have a great contract ... I love being at A&M and I intend to fulfill my entire contract." -- Jimbo Fisher
Where do y’all stand on this?
Why do conferences fine schools for storming the field? Let them do their thing— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 9, 2021
Monday, Leonard Hamilton’s squad was ranked in the preseason top 25 by the Associated Press:
Pretty impressive, especially considering there wasn’t a Nole to be found on the first two teams (12 players)...
A Blue Devil frosh was selected for Player of the Year:
Can Duke finally live up to the hype in Coach K’s final season?
Coach Ham was on the ACC Network’s PACKER AND DURHAM show Tuesday morning, and he mentioned Wyatt Wilkes as a veteran who’s turning some heads in practice, but he knows the team will only go as far as the first-year players (freshmen and transfers) allow:
"We have some good veterans returning that really are giving us tremendous leadership. ... If we're going to have a successful year, [the first-year players] will be the guys who can step up."@FSUCoachHam is excited about the depth on his @FSUHoops team pic.twitter.com/6N6udgCJIT— ACC Network (@accnetwork) October 19, 2021
The Champions Classic is three weeks from today.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 19, 2021
Kentucky vs. Duke
Kansas vs. Michigan State
Madison Square Garden.
I don’t know about y’all, but I prefer the #NewBlood:
Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings win over Carolina Panthers), Devonta Freeman (Baltimore Ravens win over Los Angeles Chargers), and Auden Tate (Cincinnati Bengals win over Detroit Lions) scored TDs this past weekend.
Tomahawk Nation’s Max Escarpio recapped the weekend for numerous Noles in the NFL:
Speaking of Cook, he announced he plans to go back to the No. 4 he wore at FSU when jumping on the All Things Covered pod with former Seminole and Pittsburgh Steelers star Bryant McFadden:
"I'm putting on 4"— All Things Covered (@ATCoveredPod) October 19, 2021
NUMBER NEWS: Dalvin Cook tells @P2 and @BMac_SportsTalk that next season he'll be switching his jersey number from the #33 that he has worn for 5 seasons with the Vikings to the #4 that he wore at Florida State and Miami Central HS!https://t.co/8JusyqLp5y pic.twitter.com/UdGphCTJOO
I’m sure it’ll be a top seller.
And speaking of “Chef Cook”:
Jacques Patrick is back with the San Francisco 49ers:
49ers brought Jacques Patrick back to their practice squad. They also signed OL Jon Halapio to the P-squad and released DB Jared Mayden from it.— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) October 18, 2021
SF now at the 16-player P-squad limit, while JaMycal Hasty (IR return window open) is on track to be their 53rd active roster player
Bovada recently asked for the top college player who never went on to star in the NFL—I’d concur with Frank Gore and say Peter Warrick is a great choice—what say you?
Derwin James truly is one of a kind:
.@chargers @DerwinJames can do anything the defense needs on a football field. His versatility is a game changer. Everyone combing the globe looking for another Derwin. Truly one of a kind. #BoltUp #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/dxqaq6quka— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 14, 2021
Terance Mann recently celebrated a birthday:
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has landed in the NBL:
TN’s Brett Nevitt had some in-depth analysis from FSU’s scrimmage vs. Jacksonville this past weekend:
We’re so blessed to have the best college baseball reporter in America on staff.
Meat & Co. continue to kill it on the recruiting trail:
Sue Semrau is back in charge for FSU’s women’s basketball team this season after taking time to care for her mom. Coach Sue has another solid squad:
If you want to see the Lady Noles before the season tips, you can do so for free, but you only have one opportunity:
GAME ANNOUNCEMENT— FSU Women's Hoops (@fsuwbb) October 18, 2021
We will be hosting West Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7PM in our only exhibition of the pre-season.
The event will be free to the general public and your first chance to see a team with big expectations for the season! #NoleFAM pic.twitter.com/wDYPRcZTh0
FSU volleyball also has a schedule update:
— FSU Volleyball (@FSU_Volleyball) October 19, 2021
We've added a home match against UNF scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. #URStrong
And Mark Krikorian’s soccer program continues to slay:
This week saw some impressive individual performances on the links:
#Seminoles finish 4th at Jim West Challenge. Alice Hodge finishes T-7th and also ties the school record for lowest 36 holes (66-68). Amelia Williamson finishes T-10th and Charlotte Heath was T-13th. pic.twitter.com/VcytRdXTnL— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) October 18, 2021
Good to get the season going these past two weeks! Long way to go pic.twitter.com/qHjXvOGNTq— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) October 18, 2021
And finally—some Wednesday words of wisdom from FSU staffers and players:
Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it! Autograph your work with excellence!— Kenyatta Watson (@therealkwat) October 19, 2021
“Failure is a part of success. Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. There is no reward for always playing it safe.”— Craig Carter (@CoachCRCarter) October 19, 2021
listen twice as much as you speak, you got two ears and one mouth for a reason.— Knowles Brother (@flexxkp5) October 14, 2021
Keep the tunnel vision.. There will always be something sent to distract you from your goals..— Jashaun Corbin (@Jashaun06) October 14, 2021