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Noles News: NCAA extends recruiting dead period

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The restrictions on in-person, on-campus visits continue

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Recruiting

Thomas Castellanos, a 2022 5’11 190 pound dual-threat quarterback from Waycross, GA, with offers from the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Kansas Jayhawks, Troy Trojans, and UAB Blazers, among others, got a Florida State football offer yesterday.

As always, make sure you’re hitting our Florida State football recruiting thread to talk the latest on the trail and pick the brains of our recruiting staff.

(Also, still ahead today at 12 p.m., the latest entry in NoleThruandThru’s State of Recruiting piece — hint, it has to do with fast people.)

Football

FSU putting in some work as spring practice approaches:

Basketball

Florida State men’s basketball will no longer have a home game this Saturday due to COVID-19 issues within the Virginia Tech program — instead, it’ll face off against Pitt.

As for FSU women’s hoops, the Seminoles (riding a two-game win streak) take on Georgia Tech Thursday at 6 p.m, set to be televised on the ACC Network.

Baseball

Baseball Brett Nevitt continues to be the best in the game, getting you ready for FSU baseball opening day with inside access and analysis you won’t find anywhere else. He took a deep dive into Mike Martin Jr.’s hitting approach and plan for success in 2021 — here’s a few other updates:

Softball

No. 14 Florida State softball is heading up to Atlanta to take part in a six-game ACC Pod — they’ll play three games against Georgia Techand three games against No. 15 Virginia Tech.

All Sports

FSU track and field athletes Isaac Grimes, Ruta Lasmane and Maudie Skyring all earned ACC honors this week, with Grimes and Lasmane earning Men’s and Women’s ACC Field Performer of the Week respectively while Skyring earned Women’s Track Performer of the Week.

FSU’s swimming and diving squads are at the ACC Championships — yesterday, the women finished fourth in 200 medley and eighth in 800 free, while for the men, Senior Joshua Davidson finished in sixth place on 1-meter with a score of 332.20. Freshman Darwin Nolasco and Jesco Helling finished in 12th and 17th place, respectively.

On the FSU volleyball front, senior middle blocker Taryn Knuth was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week after her performance vs. Clemson, where in two matches she combined for 23 kills, 3.29 kills per set, 23 blocks, 3.29 blocks per set, a .767 hitting percentage and no attack errors in 30 swings.

Stephen Chelko, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has developed a better understanding of the pathological characteristics behind arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), a genetic disease in which healthy heart muscle is replaced over time by scar tissue (fibrosis) and fat, as well as promising avenues for prevention.