2024 FSU four-star QB commit Luke Kromenhoek led the Benedictine Cadets to a second straight state championship:
Wow (13-2) @TheBC400 Defense Is The Reason Why Their Back To Back 4A State Champions (13-2) Benedictine 14-13 Over (13-1) @CedartownF ) 4th State CHAMPIONSHIP In School History!!! (@OfficialGHSA Video) @MattStewartTV pic.twitter.com/7PQ4wA6J5H— HOTTOPIC SPORTS (@Moore256D) December 9, 2022
2023 defensive tackle commit Keith Sampson also secured a state title:
North Carolina 4A State Champions. pic.twitter.com/XO65CH8Fd1— Keith Sampson Jr. (KJ) (@ksampson94) December 10, 2022
Defensive/Offensive Highlights 2022— Blake Nichelson 4⭐️LB (@NichelsonBlake) December 12, 2022
43 TD’s/2,541 All-Purpose Yards
Link to Hudl: https://t.co/xgw7r4QHwJ@BrandonHuffman @ChadSimmons_ @adamgorney @GregBiggins @MantecaFootball @_Vc_209 pic.twitter.com/PPiQR89MBs
Florida State Recruiting Class of 2023
QUARTERBACK: 4 star Brock Glenn (TN)
RUNNING BACK: 4 star Samuel Singleton Jr. (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 5 star Hykeem Williams (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 3 star Darren “Goldie” Lawrence (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Vandrevius Jacobs (FL)
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Lucas Simmons (FL)
DEFENSIVE END: 4 star Lamont “Boots” Green, Jr. (FL)
DEFENSIVE END: 3 star JUCO Jaden Jones (AL)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Tavion Gadson (GA)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keldric Faulk (AL)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Keith Sampson, Jr. (NC)
LINEBACKER: 4 star Blake Nichelson (CA)
LINEBACKER: 3 star DeMarco Ward (GA)
DEFENSIVE BACK/ATHLETE: 3 star Quindarrius Jones (MS)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Ja’Bril Rawls (FL)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 3 star Kenton “KJ” Kirkland (FL)
Transfer portal additions
RUNNING BACK: Caziah Holmes (Penn State)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Darrell Jackson (Miami, FL)
Florida State is just over two weeks away from taking on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cheez-It Bowl — the Seminoles have been taking advantage of the extra practices to try and end the 2022 season on a high note, hoping to extend it into the 2023 season with the return of several major names.
From Tommy Mire:
There is no slowing down in the world of Mike Norvell, and he said that “Once we wrap up here, I’m sprinting. I’m gonna be on the road, and I have a lot of things that I’ve got to do here this week along with this coaching staff.” Saying that “you look at the players having a few days off — which they need. We’ve been working really hard, and they need some time to decompress.”
High school recruiting, the transfer portal, guys headed to the draft, and some players deciding to play for another year, Mike Norvell said that it’s different now that he has the proof of product on the field to help sell and keep his vision.
“When you’re presenting a vision, a philosophy, you know, talking about a culture that you want to have, it’s one thing when you’re having to project it, and it’s it’s another thing whenever they can they can see it in action, and that’s that’s a tribute to our players (and) to our staff.”
One of those names is quarterback Jordan Travis, who has been receiving a fair amount of Heisman Trophy hype since he announced a return for 2023. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, 247Sports, College Football News and USA Today all named him as a player to watch next season.
The 2023 #HeismanTrophy winner will be _____________.— Bryant McFadden (@BMac_SportsTalk) December 11, 2022
Never too early for a 2023 #Heisman prediction! I called for USC's Caleb Williams in September but will I get this pick right too? @CBSSportsHQ @FSUFootball @jordantrav13 #GoNoles pic.twitter.com/tOSA0bEHYv
Thank you to all the fans that took part in donating books for our communities youth, especially @FirstBook and for all they do across the country. Appreciate @LeonSchools district for partnering with the #NoleFamily on this wonderful project. #KeepCLIMBing https://t.co/zENeqOSVmm— Mike Norvell (@Coach_Norvell) December 10, 2022
Always special to have former @FSUFootball Legends like @NickOleary35 back in town to be recognized in the Pillar of Champions. Thank you to @seminolebooster Greg & Michelle Michaud and Family for their support. #OneTribe pic.twitter.com/pbn0Q8t6DL— Michael Alford (@SeminoleAlford) December 9, 2022
"We want to go get this 10th win."— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 11, 2022
Today's practice report with @jeffculhane includes @KalenDeloach shouting out teammates, addressing the mindset for practices leading up to the bowl and building excitement for 2023#NoleFamily | #KeepCLIMBing pic.twitter.com/hOhcWs1XIe
“A lot of guys know what we have here. A lot of guys want to build around @Coach_Norvell. We believe in our head coach and what he’s capable of doing for all of us as playmakers. It’s a blessing.”— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 10, 2022
@MycahPittman catches up with @jeffculhane for today’s practice report. pic.twitter.com/meVDQCKgyh
William "Bar None" Floyd is part of the 38th episode of .— FSU Seminoles (@Seminoles) December 9, 2022
We also have Steve Hogan, the CEO of Florida Citrus Sports. He talks about the #Noles in the @CheezItBowl.
with @jjohnnywilson— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 9, 2022
“I saw myself being a part of something bigger than me, and I knew there were great guys here. I wanted to be part of a real brotherhood, a real team and something special.”#NoleFamily pic.twitter.com/cj0dyMkusi
Florida State women’s basketball (10-1) is on an absolute tear this season, with freshman Ta’Niya Latson continuing to shine week in and week out. She put up another 30-plus point performance, logging 34 while going 12-of-19 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free throw line. In her first year in a Seminoles uniform, she’s become one of the nation’s best — and, without hyperbole, is already one of the best to ever come through Tallahassee.
Florida State men’s basketball also got in the win column this weekend, taking down the Louisville Cardinals — perhaps the one team having a rougher go of things than the Seminoles in the ACC. FSU dominated to advanced to 2-9 on the season, while the Cardinals remain winless and losers of six straight by double-digits at 0-9.
Next up for FSU is a non-conference home matchup vs. the USC Upstate Spartans (5-4) at 8:30 p.m. in Tallahassee.
A team of scientists from Florida State University and University of South Carolina have found a way to mimic photosynthesis by, quote, combining “a photoredox catalyst (i.e., a catalyst that moves electrons with light) and naphthol, a fluorescent organic compound. They then exposed the molecules to light. Each molecule absorbed a photon and then worked together to generate hydrogen fuel, mimicking a process referred to as the Z-Scheme in natural photosynthesis.”