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July 27, 2022 Morning Edition: Florida State Football News Roundup

This is your Florida State Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of July 27, 2022.


Florida State Seminoles 2021 Recruiting Class

Name High School Position Height Weight Stars Rating Hometown
Destyn Hill Edna Karr WR 6’0″ 200.0 4 0.9483 New Orleans, LA
Hunter Washington Katy CB 5’11” 178.0 4 0.9082 Katy, TX
Malik McClain IMG Academy WR 6’4″ 195.0 4 0.9056 Bradenton, FL
Shambre Jackson Boone SDE 6’2″ 230.0 4 0.9042 Orlando, FL
Omarion Cooper Lehigh Senior CB 6’0″ 170.0 4 0.9040 Lehigh Acres, FL
Rod Orr Gadsden City OT 6’7″ 296.0 4 0.8988 Gadsden, AL
Patrick Payton Northwestern OLB 6’5″ 205.0 4 0.8950 Miami, FL
George Wilson Green Run WDE 6’5″ 214.0 3 0.8893 Virginia Beach, VA
Byron Turner Jr. St. Augustine SDE 6’3″ 237.0 3 0.8851 New Orleans, LA
Joshua Burrell Blythewood WR 6’2″ 212.0 3 0.8763 Blythewood, SC
Bryson Estes Eagle’s Landing Christian OC 6’3″ 291.0 3 0.8717 McDonough, GA
Kevin Knowles McArthur CB 5’10” 168.0 3 0.8710 Hollywood, FL
Kevin Knowles II McArthur CB 5’10” 168.0 3 0.8710 Hollywood, FL
Jackson West Huntsville TE 6’4″ 231.0 3 0.8702 Huntsville, AL
Joshua Farmer Gadsden County SDE 6’3″ 250.0 3 0.8676 Apalachicola, FL
Jordan Eubanks Guyer OLB 6’2″ 200.0 3 0.8552 Denton, TX
Shyheim Brown Columbia OLB 6’1″ 185.0 3 0.8539 Lake City, FL


Florida State Seminoles 2022 Recruiting Class

Name High School Position Height Weight Stars Rating Hometown
Sam McCall Lake Gibson S 6’0″ 182 4 0.9791 Lakeland, FL
Azareye’h Thomas Niceville ATH 6’2″ 181 4 0.9609 Niceville, FL
Julian Armella St. Thomas Aquinas IOL 6’6″ 285 4 0.9395 Fort Lauderdale, FL
AJ Duffy IMG Academy QB 6’2″ 223 4 0.9306 Bradenton, FL
Qae’shon Sapp Lee County OT 6’4″ 325 4 0.8967 Leesburg, GA
Jaylen Early Duncanville IOL 6’4″ 320 4 0.8961 Duncanville, TX
Dante Anderson Homestead EDGE 6’3″ 205 4 0.8923 Homestead, FL
Daniel Lyons Homestead DL 6’4″ 286 3 0.8859 Homestead, FL
Aaron Hester Duncan U. Fletcher EDGE 6’1″ 237 3 0.8859 Neptune Beach, FL
Bishop Thomas Bishop Moore Catholic DL 6’2″ 301 3 0.8856 Orlando, FL
Rodney Hill Bulloch Academy ATH 5’10” 175 3 0.8853 Statesboro, GA
Antavious Woody Lafayette IOL 6’3″ 291 3 0.8822 Lafayette, AL
Daughtry Richardson Miami Central OT 6’5″ 285 3 0.8793 Miami, FL
Omar Graham Jr. Stranahan LB 6’1″ 220 3 0.8770 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ayobami Tifase Concordia Prep DL 6’4″ 300 3 0.8741 Towson, MD
Brian Courtney Independence ATH 6’3″ 223 3 0.8589 Ashburn, VA
Alex Williams Wewahitchka LB 6’1″ 195 3 0.8578 Wewahitchka, FL
Kanaya Charlton Brunswick IOL 6’5″ 354 3 0.8574 Brunswick, GA
Jerrale Powers Duncanville TE 6’4″ 238 3 0.8478 Duncanville, TX


Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

“A week before facing off against Billy Napier and his new team in Gainesville, Florida State will face off against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in Tallahassee. Despite the lost production and first-year head coach, the Ragin’ Cajuns were still picked to win the Sun Belt in its preseason poll. Opponent: Louisiana-Layfette Ragin’ Cajuns Date: November 19, 2022 Time: N/A Last matchup: First meeting Louisiana-Layfette Ragin’ Cajuns: Team Preview 2021 record: 13-1 (8-0 Sun Belt) Names to Know Chris Smith, running back A first-team Sun Belt selection for his performance in 2021 and a preseason first-team selection for what’s to come in 2022, Smith established himself as Louisana’s leading back last season, outpacing even now-transferred Johnson Jr. Napier’s success in the boot in 2021 is what earned him his job with the Gators — last season, the Ragin’ Cajuns went 13-1 on the season, falling only to the Texas Longhorns in the season opener.”

Above is the summary of: Schedule Preview: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns… tap or click to check out the full article.

“Despite an off night against Miami, Lundy played a steady game during the season, finishing off the year with one pass defended and nine total tackles in FSU’s season finale vs. He finished the season with one pass defended and 13 total tackles. Florida State Seminoles football: Linebacker Main name to know Kalen DeLoach, redshirt junior DeLoach took a massive step forward in 2021, finishing the season with one interception, one sack, two passes defended, and 69 total tackles. Just one year after that, he added one pass defended and 14 total tackles.”

Above is the summary of: 2022 FSU position previews: Linebackers… tap or click to check out the full article.

“I just think his role with the team and what that fits in day to day.“ The full interview can be seen below: Quarterback coach Tony Tokarz Another promotion from the off-season, quarterbacks coach Tony Tokarz spoke about Jordan Travis’ development and how he has progressed during his time here. It becomes the Jordan Travis offense because it’s built for playmakers and he’s a playmaker.” The full interview can be seen below: Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller Heading into year three defensive coordinator Adam Fuller spoke on defensive lineman Robert Cooper’s smashing of the rock and what that meant to the team. I think thats something that Jordan did a good job this off-season. We got the players, we just gotta make sure that we have a scheme that fits them.” On quarterback Jordan Travis’ development “Jordan was the young guy out there with a whole new coaching staff and a whole new system so his comfort level has just shown strides as it should.”

Above is the summary of: FSU coaches talk player development ahead of camp… tap or click to check out the full article.

““That was just really good to see,” Dugans said. “Other guys see it,” Dugans said. “First of all, he’s a competitor,” Dugans said. Dugans said Pittman has done such a good job of learning the Seminoles’ offense that he now can line up at multiple positions.”

Above is the summary of: FSU’s Dugans goes in-depth about Winston Wright rehab, new-look WR corps… tap or click to check out the full article.

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