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Several FSU players have highlights in Seminoles’ spring game

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It left you wanting more. In a good way. More points. More speed. More Cam Akers. More Derwin James. More Brian Burns. The FSU Seminoles’ spring practice Saturday was largely a tease, a hint of the big plays to come. The Gold team beat the Garnet, 17-7, in a game that that looked very much like a highlight film. For instance: There was Akers, the five-star recruit who stepped in like he had been on campus all along. He had…

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Can the FSU offensive line protect Deondre Francois in Spring Game?

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Five things to ponder while watching the FSU spring game. 1. The kids are all right: A lot of eyes will be on freshman running back Cam Akers as he tries to relieve much of the loss of all-everything Dalvin Cook. Akers is one of several Seminoles who have enrolled early, giving a chance for immediate help. Can Akers, a high school quarterback, be an instant success? Isn’t that the best kind? 2. The James Gang rides again: Safety Derwin…

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FSU running back Jacques Patrick a bridge between star runners

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He stands between the Best One and the Next One. For FSU running back Jacques Patrick, it’s a special place to be. A year ago, he supported record-setting Dalvin Cook for the Seminoles. Now, he is grooming Cook’s eventual replacement in Cam Akers. For now, however, the job belongs to Patrick. “It gets you excited and gives you a rush, knowing a guy like that is going to be a first-round pick in the [NFL] draft, and he’s blocking for…

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How fast can FSU’s fabulous freshmen contribute to running game?

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The question isn’t how good they are going to be someday. Heck, “someday” seems assured. For FSU, the question is how good are their talented freshman running backs going to be this year. Not that there is any hurry, right? Well, there kind of is. The Seminoles, and coach Jimbo Fisher,  open their season next year against Alabama (Sept. 2 in Atlanta), and the No. 1 priority is to replace dazzling running back Dalvin Cook. Oh, the Seminoles have some…

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The five recruits who could help the state’s three football powers

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The freshman year is no longer for a football player to learn his way around campus. There is no more time for growth, no more time for learning. There is no more apprenticeship. These days, the best players play as freshmen, or redshirt freshman. They start as sophomores, and they star as juniors. These days, a player learns how to say hello. Given that, who are each team’s five players most likely to make a first-year impression. According to 247sports.com,…

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FSU lands two of nation’s top 10 players in recruiting class

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The FSU Seminoles can claim a successful recruiting season after landing two of the nation’s top 10 products. FSU has already enrolled running back Cam Akers, the nation’s second-ranked prospect, and defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, a defensive end. The Seminoles had tried to bolster their class on signing day with sixth ranked Marvin Wilson, but there was no word by mid-day. Wilson is being recruited by six school. FSU did miss out on linebacker Levi Jones, who spurned both FSU…

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FSU poised to add even more stars to impressive recruiting class

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One day before national signing day, and the FSU Seminoles remain solidly in fifth place in the 247sports.com’s rankings. The Seminoles have 21 recruits, with five slots left open. FSU is hoping to add another receiver, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, a linebacker and a safety. The Seminoles already have seven recruits enrolled, including much discussed running back Cam Akers. In all, it looks like another solid class for coach Jimbo Fisher. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the Seminoles’…

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