Florida State is making waves on the recruiting trail

Florida State and its new staff have turned up the heat on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles have added five more players to their 2019 class since April 9. And the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down either. Willie Taggart and his revamped staff are making headway with a bevy of talented prospects who have yet to announce their commitment. Four-star quarterback Sam Howell started the landslide of commitments on Monday, April 9. The following Saturday, four more players pledged to FSU. T

Renardo Green: "It was my dream school."

Florida State added six total commitments from April 9 to April 16. Four-star quarterback Sam Howell started the landslide of pledges. Four more committed at the spring game, and Renardo Green capped things off with his commitment on Monday, April 16. Green unofficially visited FSU for the spring game on April 14. The following Monday, Harlon Barnett informed Green that he was being offered a scholarship by the `Noles. The three-star cornerback committed on the spot.

Monday Mailbag: Record predictions, off the field issues, and Tribe19

We’ve officially hit the dead period for Florida State football. The Seminoles won’t reconvene for practice again until August. Now, the focus is back to offseason workouts and making sure the players are in shape for the season. Typically around this time, the quarterbacks set up 7-on-7’s so they can continue to build their chemistry with their teammates. The coaches are getting back on the recruiting trail to continue the momentum that Tribe 19 has currently garnered.

Mike Morris: "My dream was to be a `Nole."

Florida State’s recruiting has been taking off under Willie Taggart. Tribe19 has added five commitments since April 9. The class ascended to No. 1 in the country earlier this week before falling to No. 3 behind Oklahoma and Alabama. But Tribe19 didn’t just begin earlier in April. It started on February 27, 2016, when four-star defensive end Michael Morris Jr. decided to commit to the Seminoles. He was the first member of this class and his pledge has held strong for over two years.

Jaleel McRae: "Teams are gonna be scared to play us."

Florida State’s spring game gave a bevy of talented prospects their first chance to see the Seminoles in action. It also allowed recruits to get more of a feel for the coaching staff, players, and school. Four-star linebacker Jaleel McRae arrived in Tallahassee without an offer. After garnering one during his meeting with Willie Taggart, he felt like it was time to do something. McRae and his teammate, four-star OG Dontae Lucas, both decided to pledge to FSU. The duo currently plays together at IMG Academy and are now recruiting some high-caliber recruits from the school to become `Noles with them.

Source: FSU leads in pursuit of No. 1 recruit Thibodeaux

Florida State and Willie Taggart are on fire on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles landed five commitments last week, including four on Saturday at the spring game. Four of those pledges will join Tribe19 while the other becomes the second commitment in the 2020 class. Tons of other uncommitted prospects also made their way to Tallahassee and seemed to come away very impressed. One of those players is No. 1 overall recruit and five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Travis Jay: "I just want to keep the legacy going."

Florida State has turned up the heat on the recruiting trail with Willie Taggart at the helm and recruits are starting to take notice. Already, the Seminoles are attracting elite talent from all over the country to Tallahassee in the middle of spring. That’s basically been unheard of at FSU until now. After being blown away by the changes taking place, long time target and 2019 three-star safety, Travis Jay, pulled the trigger and committed to the `Noles.

Monday Mailbag: Frenchy, #Tribe18, and logo talk

It’s Monday and that means NoleGameday’s new weekly segment, Monday Mailbag, is officially launching. Each week, we’ll reach out to you, the readers, to answer your questions on anything surrounding Florida State Athletics. Football, basketball, baseball, recruiting, ask away and we’ll do our best to answer. In our debut, we’ll talk about Deondre Francois, freshmen who could make an impact, some logo debate, and more.

Phil Cofer hints at possible return to FSU on Instagram

Just days off one of the deepest postseason runs in school history, Florida State basketball is already dealing with their first offseason dilemma. On Tuesday, sophomore PG CJ Walker announced his intentions to transfer from the university. His decision likely came on the heels of a breakout performance in the tournament from Trent Forrest. Evan Daniels, a basketball recruiting analyst for 247 Sports, reported Wednesday that Walker had already heard from Ohio State, Butler, and Indiana.

FSU pursuing elite quarterback in 2019 class

Florida State enters the 2018 season with a potential depth problem at quarterback. The Seminoles return just three scholarship signal-callers after JJ Cosentino elected to leave the team over the offseason. That leaves Deondre Francois, James Blackman and Bailey Hockman in a battle for the starting job in Willie Taggart’s first year at FSU. Francois is still recovering from a patella tendon injury that he suffered in the season opener against Alabama. Blackman started 12 games as a true freshm

FSU hosts first junior day event of 2018

After closing the 2018 class with a bang, Florida State isn’t letting up on the recruiting trail. Head coach Willie Taggart and his staff welcomed some of the most talented young players in the country to the Seminoles' campus roughly two weeks after national signing day. The weekend was a huge success on all accounts. FSU landed just one commitment, 2020 cornerback Jadarius McKnight, but it made a lot of headway with elite prospects in the class of 2019 and future classes. In fact, Taggart an

Five newcomers looking to make an immediate impact

Florida State returns a lot of talent on the football field in 2018. They have great depth at quarterback, running back, and in the defensive backfield. However, there are some question marks at wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, and linebacker. This is where the Seminoles new talent can step in. Taggart and his staff put together an epic finish to the 2018 recruiting cycle. FSU ended up with 21 signees which ranked them as the No. 11 class in the country. These are five newcomers who we

FSU gets an early start on the 2020 class

There aren’t many teams in the country who are as hot on the recruiting trail as Florida State. Willie Taggart and his staff had a monumental close, landing five prospects on national signing day. Despite less than two months on the job, the new head coach finished with the No.11 recruiting class in the country. Now, the Seminoles are already getting started on the future. FSU hosted their first junior day of 2018 over the weekend in Tallahassee. Some of the top prospects in the nation from 2019 and 2020 got a chance to become more familiar with the campus and coaching staff.

Florida State’s epic close to the 2018 class

Looking back on it, former head coach Jimbo Fisher really left Florida State in a dire situation. He ditched the Seminoles for Texas A&M when they were in the midst of one of their worst seasons in 40 years. In the process, 10 recruits who had been committed to FSU de-committed from the university. This included talents such as four-star DB Houston Griffith, four-star RB Jashaun Corbin, and four-star OL Verdis Brown. The 'Noles' class ranked slipped down to as low as No. 48 on the 247Sports Comp

FSU Football: National signing day predictions

One of the most important days of the year in prep football recruiting is coming up this Wednesday: National Signing Day. Unlike in years past, the newly instituted early signing period gave plenty of chances to prospects to sign in late December. Florida State was able to net seven early signees during Willie Taggart’s first month on the job. After completing his coaching staff, Taggart has turned the heat up in January. He’s been on the road traveling to see recruits almost every day since he

Closing in on signing day: Defensive Targets

In our last issue, we took a deeper look at which targets Florida State’s staff has locked their focus on offensively. This week, we’ll examine the prospects that new defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett will try to sway to the Seminoles. FSU is expected to switch back to a 4-3 defense under Barnett’s leadership. He navigated Michigan State’s defense to five top-10 finishes over the last seven years. Barnett has been especially exceptional with defensive backs. He developed the Vikings’ Trae Wa
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