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Florida State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 CB Akeem Dent.

"Dent really gets downhill in a hurry, flashing big-time closing speed and acceleration, but also does a nice job of playing under control," Scout.com noted in their breakdown of the 6-foot, 170-pound stalwart out of Wellington, Florida. The outlet additionally passes along that Dent has shown an ability to excel at both corner and safety during his high school career. He ranks as Scout's No. 9 overall prospect for the 2019 cycle and stands as their No. 1 corner in the class.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 21 - 4:56 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore S Derwin James power cleans 360 and bench presses 450.

Those are ridiculous numbers for a defensive back. The scary thing is that James is getting bigger and stronger. He's up to 222 after being listed at 211 pounds last season. His 41-inch vertical is freaky. James missed most of last year with a knee injury. He posted 91 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2015.
Source: SI
Jul 20 - 12:58 PM

In the preseason media poll at ACC Media Days, Florida State was picked to win the conference.

Florida State received 121 first-place votes to Clemson's 37 to win the Atlantic Division, with Miami (103 first-place votes to Virginia Tech's 40) predicted as winner of the Coastal Division. In terms of votes to win the conference on the whole, FSU received 118, followed by Clemson's 35 and Louisville's seven. Despite receiving plenty of love for their division, Miami received just four votes for overall conference supremacy.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 18 - 6:53 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah says FSU junior CB Tarvarus McFadden has a similar ceiling to Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes.

"Ball skills are tough to teach -- either you have them or you don't, Jeremiah wrote. "He is excellent in that department. If he learns to use his hands in press coverage and becomes a more reliable tackler, he will establish himself as a premier player/prospect." The analyst wants to see McFadden play with more physically at the line of scrimmage, but outside of that, he likes what he sees. "McFadden has prototype size and length for the cornerback position," he wrote. "He's a fluid athlete and he has plenty of deep speed to carry wide receivers down the field. He primarily aligns in press coverage and he excels in trail coverage."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 18 - 4:07 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore S Derwin James said he's the best player in college football.

"I do think I'm the best player in the country, because of the way I make people around me better and how I help my teammates," James said. As a freshman in 2015, the 6-foot-3, 211-pounder posted a ridiculous 91 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. A torn meniscus cost him all of last season. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes James could "develop into a faster, more athletic version of Kam Chancellor." NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks likens James to a cross between 2017 first-round draft picks Jamal Adams and Reuben Foster.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 17 - 2:48 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher called the ACC the best conference in the country.

"I think we've established ourselves as the premier conference in college football," Fisher said at the ACC media scrum late in the week. The conference's two biggest feathers in its cap come in Clemson's national title and Louisville QB Lamar Jackson's Heisman Trophy. Fisher will have a chance to back up his words by degrees against Alabama in the season-opener about a month-and-a-half from now.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 15 - 1:19 PM

Florida State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 OL Verdis Brown.

While Brown has potential as a defensive lineman, 247Sports passes along that he will likely play guard or center with the Seminoles. "If you want to become a great football player or person period, this is the place." Ohio State and Illinois were the other two finalists for the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Florida native. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 2 center prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 14 - 6:33 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher indicated that redshirt sophomore WR George Campbell continues to recover from the core muscle injury which cost him the 2016 campaign.

Campbell's availability for August camp remains up in the air. A former five-star prospect, he received a medical redshirt for the previous campaign. Expect his status to clarify over the coming weeks.
Jul 14 - 3:44 PM

Florida State junior DB Marcus Lewis will transfer.

Lewis was a four-star recruit out of high school and while he saw the field in seven games last season -- recording 21 tackles and an interception along the way -- he did not play during the final five games of the campaign and was unable to make much headway on the depth chart this spring.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 13 - 8:01 PM

FSU junior CB Tarvarus McFadden broke up 15 passes last season, including deflections and interceptions.

This led the ACC among returning corners. The Seminoles have a long history of talented cornerbacks, including Ronald Darby and Jalen Ramsey in recent seasons. McFadden likely enters the season as the torch bearer and helps the Noles form one of the better secondaries in the country.
Jul 6 - 12:41 PM

FSU junior RB Jacques Patrick leads returning ACC ball carriers in yards created via broken tackles or forcing a missed tackle.

Patrick posted an elusive rating of 118, with the ACC's next best at 68 (Jeremy Smith of Louisville) and 61 (Mark Walton of Miami). Look for Patrick's role to greatly expand in 2017 with Dalvin Cook departing to the NFL. He rushed for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 61 carries last year.
Source: PFF College
Jul 3 - 12:56 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso notes FSU junior WR Auden Tate's physical similarities to Brandon Marshall.

Tate is a jumbo 6-foot-5, 225-pounder who Trapasso ranks as the No. 48 overall draft prospect. "Despite his power-forward like size, he's a smooth athlete with hops and strong hands," Trapasso wrote. The former star recruit posted a modest 25-409-6 line in Florida State's offense last year, but he's set for a much higher usage rate in 2017 with RB Dalvin Cook and WR Travis Rudolph gone. "He was the Seminoles go-to target in the red zone for obvious reasons," Trapasso wrote. "If he has a breakout season, will he turn pro?"
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 3 - 12:15 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Deondre Francois as the No. 94 NFL prospect in the country.

"As a redshirt freshman, Francois displayed veteran-type moxie, accuracy, and decision-making," Trapasso wrote. "[Francois] is a calm pocket passer with athleticism who's well on his way to being a super-refined prospect." The analyst believes Francois must cut down on his pocket drifting, but added, to be fair, that FSU's poor offensive line a year ago did Francois no favors. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Francois threw for 3,350 yards and a 20/7 TD/INT ratio while completing nearly 59 percent of his passes at 8.4 yards per attempt last year.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 12 - 1:39 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes FSU redshirt sophomore S Derwin James could "develop into a faster, more athletic version of Kam Chancellor."

That's admittedly high praise, but then James is an elite safety prospect. As a freshman in 2015, the 6-foot-3, 211-pounder posted a ridiculous 91 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks), five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. A torn meniscus cost him for the entirety of the 2016 season. "James has outstanding size, speed, explosiveness and versatility. He's shown tremendous range when aligned in the deep half or deep middle," Jeremiah wrote. "He's been used as an outside linebacker at times and he's a dynamic pass rusher. He can win with pure speed or a devastating inside counter move." The analyst wants to see James work on his ball skills and backside run defense. Nitpicking, to be sure, but that's the kind of talent we're dealing with.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 2:23 PM

A Florida State spokesperson said redshirt senior DL Keith Bryant hasn't been with the team since the end of spring practices.

Bryant was arrested recently for habitually driving on a suspended license. The FSU spokesperson didn't specifically say if that incident was the reason for his departure. Bryant is a former four-star recruit who didn't pan out. Over the past two years, he had six tackles and one TFL.
Jun 8 - 1:47 PM


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