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Noles News: Football camp underway, new commitments, and everything else FSU

A quick recap from over the weekend.

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FLORIDA STATE — The Florida State Seminoles football team has put week one of fall camp in the books and topped it off with a few commitments. A major recruiting weekend is over and two new commitments came to fruition. The MLB draft picked up a ‘Nole and Soccer got new uniforms.

Let's dive in:

Football

Now with the first four days of fall camp in the books, the Seminoles are eager as ever to get fully padded and go full force. There have been numerous standouts so far ranging from freshmen across the board and veterans alike. Yesterday, defensive back Azareye’h Thomas shined and had a great practice along with quarterback AJ Duffy opening up his game a bit and started slinging it around.

So far, out of four initial foot races, head coach Mike Norvell has a 3-1 lead over defensive tackle Robert Cooper. The two race every morning to kick off practice and Big Coop usually gets some help from his teammates but either way its magical.

Be on the lookout as the annual ACC Football Road Trip kicks off with Florida State today. They plan to have 14 one-hour shows and we will have interviews with network analysts Roddy Jones and Eric Mac Lain along with host Kelsey Riggs. The episode will appear on the ACC Network tonight at 7 p.m.

Former standout running back Jashaun Corbin has been settling into his new home with the New York Giants and was working on punt returns on Saturday.

Recruiting

FSU hosted numerous top-tier recruits over the weekend for an invite-only camp and added two new commitments. Jacksonville State graduate transfer Malik Feaster announced his commitment on Sunday adding more experience and depth to the secondary and 4-star safety CJ Heard also committed to the ‘Noles on Saturday.

For everything else recruiting-related head on over to Tomahawk Nation’s Florida State Football: OFFICIAL Tribe ‘23 Recruiting and Portal Thread #6 and chat with our experts.

Baseball

Sophomore relief pitcher Wyatt Crowell is on the early watch list for who will take over as starting picture for the Seminoles.

From Seminoles.com:

Made 13 relief appearances on the mound, finishing 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 16.1 innings, with 16 strikeouts…earned his first career win against FGCU on May 12, throwing 2.1 innings in FSU’s 2-1 walk-off win…at the plate, hit .221 over 104 at-bats, with four doubles and a triple, 10 walks, 11 runs and three RBI…had a season-high three hits twice, against Wake Forest on March 28 and Boston College on April 16…scored a pair of runs in his first career start at Virginia Tech on March 14…made 17 starts in the outfield and 11 as the designated hitter…made his Seminole debut with 1.2 innings against Pitt without allowing an earned run…had a pair of four-game hitting streaks…had an outfield assist in the first inning at Miami to keep the Hurricanes off the board as FSU swept the season series…had two hits against No. 5 Florida in the Seminoles 10-2 win.

FSU pitcher Parker Messick went in the second round of the MLB draft to the Cleveland Guardians inking a deal valued at 1.3 million.

All Sports

Congratulations to all the student-athletes who graduated over the weekend. Men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton has a 97% graduation rate for his players.

FSU Soccer will be donning a new look this upcoming season courtesy of Jersey Mike's.

The women’s soccer team will be looking sharp in head coach Brain Pensky’s first season in Garnet and Gold.

Continuing the series Tomahawk Nation’s Jon Marchant took a break from his break to sit down with Frank to discuss his path to FSU fandom and why he is here today. Here are some previous editions of the column:

If you want to support the Seminoles and become a booster, head on over to the Seminole Booster’s webpage and click donate. Also, check out offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons’ Big Man Big Heart charity to help him help countless people in the community.