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State of Florida has a lot of college players worth drafting

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It’s early in the draft yet, but there seems to be plenty of talent in the state of Florida for the NFL teams to pick through. According to Walterfootball.com, there are some two dozen players who are worth grading by the pros going into the NFL Combine. Those start with FSU’s Dalvin Cook, rated by the website as the No. 2 running back in the draft and worthy of a top 25 selection. Other offensive players worth considering should be…

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Examining the expectations for Florida football teams in 2017

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If the early prognostications mean anything, then a level of success is going to surround the state of Florida in 2017. Most of the too-soon predictions for next season have FSU contending for a playoff spot. They think USF could have its best season ever. They think Florida and Miami will both be solid. The predictions come despite FSU losing Dalvin Cook, despite Florida losing much of its defense, despite USF losing Marlon Mack and despite UM losing Brad Kaaya.…

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Once again, FSU ranks the near top in high school recruiting

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At this point, the names are not written in ink. Still, it’s easy to see why Jimbo Fisher chose to remain at Florida State. Once again, FSU is near the top of the rankings for high school recruits. According to the recruiting website 247sports.com, FSU is second in America (to Alabama) when it comes to this season’s recruits. The Seminoles have one five-star recruing and 17 four-stars. Other recruiting classes included Florida, who is 13th, and Miami, who is 21st.…

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Who has been the best so far? A look at the statewide rankings

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The season is halfway over and yet, some players have gone farther than others. FSU’s Dalvin Cook, for instance, seems to have gotten off to a slow slart. But he’s third in America in rushing, which isn’t bad. USF’s Marlon Mack has already become the most impressive running back in school history. Despite playing with two quarterbacks, Florida’s Antonio Callaway has averaged more than 90 yards per game in receiving. And so they go. Rankings are not strictly by stats;…

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The running backs: Miami Hurricanes have found great success on the ground, too

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The Miami Hurricanes have helped fill NFL rosters for decades. That’s especially true of running backs. True, the school is known as Quartrback U. But you could also suggest it might be named running back U. After Ottis Anderson, Chuck Foreman, Alonzo Highsmith, Clinton Porter and Frank Gore, why not? Here at the SaintPetersblog, however, we wondered. Who are the best 10? No, not always by yardage, but by impact. Here we go: 10. Don Bosseler (1953-1956): An early addition…

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Re-ranking of NCAA teams leaves FSU 10th, Florida 17th on list

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So how good was your team this year? Really? Yeah, you can give vague answers if you want, but USA Today has re-ranked the nation’s football teams from No. 1-No. 128. Probably, you aren’t satisfied with how they saw your finish. A review: FSU (10): The Seminoles of Jimbo Fisher haven’t been highly ranked for most of the year. The newspaper sees FSU as 10th, behind other two-loss teams such as Stanford (6th), Notre Dame (8th) and TCU (9th). Best…

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Will the Florida-FSU game have an affect on recruiting?

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How much does next year’s Florida-FSU game depend on this year’s? How much does the year after? In other words, might Saturday’s result sway upcoming recruits for several seasons? We know that the schools often recruit the same players. We know that high school athletes are among the most fickle creatures on the planet. And we know that everyone loves a front-runner. This season, both FSU and Florida are having great recruiting seasons. According to 247sports.com, FSU currently ranks third…

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