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FSU officials, namely head coach Jimbo Fisher, did not see the video of freshman QB De'Andre Johnson hitting a woman until the Tallahassee Democrat released it Monday.

Fisher was traveling in West Virginia prior to the release. Johnson has now been dismissed, but some were asking why it took FSU officials two weeks to come to this conclusion. The accusation was made on June 26. Now we have an answer, like it or not.
Jul 7 - 11:07 AM

FSU has dismissed suspended freshman QB De'Andre Johnson from the football team.

The video of Johnson punching a woman in a bar went viral today, so this dismissal was only a matter of time. FSU suspended Johnson immediately following the incident. "Johnson's attorney, Jose Baez, said his client is "extremely embarrassed" and is participating in community service and faith-based programs focused on battered women," according to beat writer Sean Rossman. Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after the State Attorney watched the surveillance video. If Johnson continues his playing career, it will likely have to start at the JUCO level.
Jul 6 - 10:27 PM

Suspended FSU freshman QB De'Andre Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery after hitting a woman in a bar, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

Johnson was immediately suspended once the original accusation was made on June 25. More information and analysis should be available soon on what this charge means for Johnson's standing with the school and for his future with the team.
Jun 30 - 10:37 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter writes that Florida State senior OLB Reggie Northrup is "one of the most explosive hitters between the tackles in college football despite average size for his position."

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Northrup was the Seminoles' leading tackler last year with 122. Unfortunately, his campaign ended early due to a torn left ACL in the Rose Bowl against Oregon. "If [Northrup] regains his health so he doesn't have to redshirt the season (he played special teams as a true freshman -- a place he will definitely make an instant impact in the NFL), look for him to climb up draft boards as he pounds running backs and receivers into submission," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 9:31 PM

FSU sophomore OT Roderick Johnson "has the tools but is still raw when you study him on tape," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Johnson didn't quite make the scribe's list of the top-10 best lineman in the country, but we'd guess there's a good chance you'll see him there next year. "Despite being plugged into a starting role as a true freshman near the end of the 2014 season, Johnson improved greatly in the short time he started," Zierlein wrote. "With four starters gone from the offensive line, the lights will shine brightly on Johnson in 2015."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 7:18 PM

FSU freshman QB De'Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely after he was accused of hitting a woman at a bar.

Via ESPN's Mark Schlabach, the female reportedly cut in front of Johnson while waiting for drinks at a bar and the freshman retaliated to an extreme degree. She was aided by police and security at the scene but did not need extra medical treatment. Johnson was considered a four-star recruit but is not mentioned as the possible starter this year.
Jun 26 - 9:29 AM

FSU junior DB Jalen Ramsey is the best corner in the nation, in the estimation of Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Many give Vernon Hargreaves the honor (Brown had him No. 2), but you really can't go wrong either way. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey replaced All-American Lamarcus Joyner at the hybrid Star position last year. He was outstanding, posting 80 tackles, two interceptions, 9.5 TFL, three sacks, 12 pass breakups and three forced fumbles. Ramsey moves back to corner this fall. "It really doesn't matter where he lines up: He's a tremendous athlete, and one of the best all-around football players in the country," Brown wrote.
Jun 25 - 6:06 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown calls Florida State redshirt senior LB Terrance Smith "an instinctive linebacker with range and coverage ability."

"He earned second-team All-ACC honors and will be a key veteran presence on a defensive front that has had a lot of bad injury luck over the last year," Brown wrote. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Smith posted 87 tackles, 4.5 TFL and two interceptions last season despite missing two games and being hobbled by a knee injury.
Jun 23 - 6:12 PM

Florida State redshirt senior LB Terrance Smith's "versatility will endear him to NFL teams using base 3-4 schemes," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Smith has played extensively both inside and outside for the Seminoles. "Smith's father, Terry, was a star receiver at Clemson and the story of his passing will be discussed often going into the draft," Reuter wrote. "But scouts only really care about the abilities of the young man who earned second-team All-ACC accolades in 2014 on the outside by using his height and length to attack plays in the backfield and to the sideline." The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Smith posted 87 tackles, 4.5 for loss and two interceptions last season. If he stays healthy, he'll be in consideration for several postseason awards.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 19 - 5:26 PM

Florida State sophomore QB John Franklin III is transferring to East Mississippi Community College.

Franklin informed FSU of his intention to transfer in late May. Some might wonder why East Mississippi, but there is a connection: former Seminole and West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett is the school's quarterbacks coach.
Jun 17 - 10:01 AM

Bucs QB Jameis Winston went undrafted through all 40 rounds of the 2015 MLB Draft.

This should end any discussion of Winston pursuing a career in baseball, at least in the near future. Some might cite Russell Wilson spending time with the Rangers during spring training, but Wilson was a fourth-round pick by the Rockies out of high school and then selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft.
Jun 15 - 12:54 PM

FSU redshirt senior DT Nile Lawrence-Stample's (pec) "return will be big, literally and figuratively, for a FSU defensive line that lost some key players and will need to play well in front of a linebacker group that has some questions," observes NFL Media.

A torn pectoral muscle limited Lawrence-Stample, the starting nose tackle, to four games last year. "He is a classic run-stuffer, clogging up the middle, taking up space and holding up well at the point of attack," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. The 6-foot-1, 314-pounder will be asked to stuff the run and occupy blockers.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 5:43 PM

Per NFL Media, junior WR Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield is the fastest player on Florida State and ran a 10.35 second 100-meter dash in high school.

It's quite an assertion when considering the numerous speed merchants the Seminoles have on the roster. Whitfield, a four-star recruit in the class of 2013, was named ACC Specialist of the Week after a November performance and had a 100-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the 2014 BCS national championship game against Auburn.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 3:44 PM

FSU junior DB Jalen Ramsey "has outstanding NFL potential," noted NFL Media.

Ramsey, a 2016 Summer Olympics hopeful, ran a 10.61 100-meter dash at the ACC Championships. He's also one of the best long-jumpers in the nation, so you know he's twitched-up. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey is a first-rounder waiting to happen.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 12 - 6:58 PM

FSU junior DB Jalen Ramsey is the third-most freakish athletes in the nation, believes NFL Media.

"Ramsey is making the move this season from safety to cornerback, his natural position, and he will contend for All-America honors; he has started all 28 games in his career. He also is a big-time track athlete who dreams of potentially competing in the 2016 Olympics -- and it could come true. He won the long jump at both the ACC indoor and outdoor meets (26-1 outdoors), and also ran the lead leg on the conference-champion 4x100 relay team at the outdoor meet. In addition, he was a finalist in the 100 meters at the conference's outdoor meet (10.61 seconds). Ramsey turned in a vertical jump of 41 inches while in high school in Nashville," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Ramsey recorded 79 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and lead the team with 12 pass break-ups with two interceptions last season. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey has top-10 potential in the 2016 draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 10 - 3:02 PM


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