Florida State Seminoles football got a boost to its 2022 class, securing a commitment from high school prospect Ayobami Tifase, a 6-foot-4 300 pound defensive lineman. Tifase is reclassifying from 2023 and enrolling early, taking an academic redshirt year. He chose to play for Florida State over offers from the Razorbacks and Virginia Tech Hokies, both of whom received visits the past two weeks. Tifase also held offers from the Louisville Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes, and Missouri Tigers.
The Class of 2024 prospect attends Belle Vernon High School and has a 99 rating (5-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 8th best player in his class (3rd best ATH and best player in Pennsylvania).
Martin already holds offers from the Boston College Eagles, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Pittsburgh Panthers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Syracuse Orange, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Virginia Tech Hokies, West Virginia Mountaineers, and Wisconsin Badgers, among others.
Tomahawk Nation spoke to Martin shortly after the offer, and he mentioned how he’d been looking forward to a Florida State offer and considered it a blessing.
He conceded he didn’t know much about FSU’s football history, but he considers the current coaching staff very good, and he’d love to get to know them better.
As for visiting Tallahassee, Martin said he doesn’t have any concrete dates, but he definitely plans to make it to campus.
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I will be making visits to other schools outside of FSU. I've discussed these visits with the coaching staff at FSU. Your opinion about it is irrelevant. I've worked hard for all of this. #respect @Coach_Norvell @odellhaggins @CoachAdamFuller— Keith Sampson Jr. (KJ) (@ksampson94) June 14, 2022
Oh nooooo this is so sad aw man :/
NEWS: In what's believed to be the first serious inquiry of the NIL Era, NCAA enforcement visited Miami & interviewed several people, including billionaire booster John Ruiz, sources tell @SINow.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 14, 2022
Ruiz confirms the interview to SI: “I have nothing to hide"https://t.co/sHnFyY2bzg
Brooks Koepka on the LIV Golf situation:— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) June 14, 2022
"I don't understand. I'm trying to focus on the U.S. Open, man. I legitimately don't get it. I'm tired of the conversations. I'm tired of all this stuff. Like I said, y'all are throwing a black cloud on the U.S. Open. I think that sucks."
Florida State track and field and cross country programs each posted top 15 finishes in the USTFCCCA’s Program of the Year standings. The men finished sixth while the women finished 11th. The men posted their best finish since the 2018-19 season when they also finished sixth in the standings.
“I’m extremely proud of how high our program places in this prestigious award. Many programs have pockets of excellence, but very few are competitive in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Our goal every year is to be one of the ten best all-around programs in the country,” Head Coach Bob Braman said.
The USTFCCCA Program of the Year award recognizes the top programs across the cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field seasons based of a team’s finish at the NCAA Championships. On the men’s side, the Noles were the top ACC team in the standings, as the Noles finished 20th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, 14th at the NCAA Indoor Championships and fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
On the women’s side, they finished 19th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, 33rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships and 25th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Florida State swimming and diving athlete Izaak Bastian was named to the 2021-22 Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team on Tuesday. Bastian was selected after earning an All-District nod last month.