Florida State Rumors & News

  • Nation's No. 1 DT Marvin Wilson commits to Florida State

    College Football Talk "In a somewhat surprising move, 5-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson announced a commitment to Florida State on Wednesday afternoon. Wilson ranks as the nation’s No. 6 overall player and the top-ranked defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He hails from Houston’s..." February 02

  • Florida State flips 4-star ATH Hamsah Nasirildeen from South Carolina

    The Spun "Florida State scored a huge commitment this evening when it flipped a prospect from an SEC school. Concord (N.C.) four-star athlete Hamsah Nasirildeen had been committed to South Carolina since August. He officially visited the Gamecocks this month. Tonight, Nasirildeen announced via Twitter..." January 23

  • Florida State reels in 4-star DE Tre Lawson

    The Spun "The one-time Tennessee commit announced his pledge to Florida State moments ago. Lawson officially visited Florida State this weekend. The 6-foot-6, 247-pound Lawson, who decommitted from Tennessee on Dec. 13, is the No. 33 strong-side defensive end in the country, per 247Sports’ Composite..." January 16

  • Florida State star Rudolph leaves early for NFL

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph is heading to the NFL. Rudolph, who finished his junior season leading the Seminoles in receiving, will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the Orlando Sentinel confirmed Thursday. Rudolph's decision is a relative surprise for the..." January 13

  • Alabama betting favorites to take home 2018 National Championship

    Covers.com "Before the confetti was even loaded into the cannons at the 2017 CFP National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, sportsbooks across Las Vegas were releasing their futures odds to win the 2018 title game. No matter which schools are represented at..." January 10

  • Bobby Bowden: Boys without fathers wear earrings to be like their mommas

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden had an interesting appearance Wednesday on ESPN's "Mike & Mike." Bowden brought up the topic of athletes not having fathers, which is something that will always draw a reaction (just look at George Karl). Bowden said he started noticing this trend later..." January 04

  • Florida State wins thriller vs. Michigan at Orange Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Friday night's Orange Bowl was a dud in the first half. And then it became a classic, with two lead changes in the final 125 seconds. In the end, Deondre Francois hit Nykwan Murray with the go-ahead 12-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left as the No. 10..." December 31

  • Florida State running back Dalvin Cook declares for the NFL Draft

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has declared for the 2017 NFL draft. Cook announced his decision Saturday afternoon on his Instagram account. Cook, a junior, has set every nearly major record in Florida State rushing history. He leads the Seminoles with 4,464 rushing yards for his..." December 31

  • Jimbo Fisher: 'Better be really, really careful with all this playoff stuff'

    ESPN "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has a bone to pick with anyone who believes missing out on a spot in the College Football Playoff makes postseason bowl games "meaningless." The Seminoles' coach doesn't buy into the idea that this year's bowl trip is void of value to his players because there..." December 29

  • Florida State cornerback wants to piss off Jim Harbaugh in Orange Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "One Florida State player has a rather unique goal for the Orange Bowl: make Jim Harbaugh angry. Seminoles cornerback Marquez White knows that an angry Harbaugh means things are probably going poorly for the Michigan Wolverines, so he wants to make that happen when the teams square off..." December 29

  • Five-star prospect Cam Akers is going to Florida State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Cam Akers, one of the best Mississippi high school football players ever, will play at Florida State. Akers announced Tuesday during a live broadcast on HSFNetwork.com his decision, picking the Seminoles over a list of finalists that included Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The..." December 28

  • FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher Signs Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "In the past, Jimbo Fisher has received interest from NFL clubs. However, he won’t be making the jump from college to the pros this year. Today, Fisher agreed to a lengthy extension with Florida State, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Fisher’s new deal with FSU takes him through 2024, but..." December 20

  • Florida State lands 2017 JUCO linebacker Adonis Thomas

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State has picked up a commitment from 2017 three-star linebacker Adonis Thomas from Northwest Mississippi Community College. Thomas selected Alabama over Florida coming out of high school, but transferred after his redshirt freshman season with the Crimson Tide. Thomas will have three..." December 17

  • 4-star TE Tre' McKitty flips commitment from Oregon to Florida State

    Oregonian "The Tre McKitty saga is finally over. For months, recruiting experts had predicted that IMG Academy three-star tight end Tre McKitty would decommit from the Oregon Ducks in favor of a home state school. On Friday evening, that prediction came true, as the 6-foot-4, 225-pound pass-catcher..." December 17

  • Florida State QB Malik Henry to transfer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Malik Henry, one of the top quarterback recruits in the country in last year’s class, has already had enough of Florida State. The former four-star recruit announced his intention to transfer out of Tallahassee late Monday. “I have decided to transfer from Florida State University. I want to..." December 13

  • 4-star safety Daniel Wright flips commitment from Florida State to Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama landed a top-ranked safety on Thursday when four-star Daniel Wright flipped his commitment from Florida State to the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Wright had been committed to Florida State since the summer. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native officially visited Alabama for the..." December 08

  • Florida State wins fourth straight over Florida, 31-13

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher vs. the state of Florida? Oh, he's good. Real, real good. The seventh-year Florida State head coach, whose rumored future is no longer in doubt after LSU filled its head coaching position earlier in the day Saturday, improved to 17-1 all-time..." November 27

  • Jimbo Fisher to FSU fans amid LSU rumors: 'Just be patient'

    Orlando Sentinel "The first question Jimbo Fisher received during his radio call-in show Wednesday night expressed gratitude. “Thanks for coaching us, Jimbo,” the caller said. “I love it,” Fisher responded. About 20 minutes later, a young fan bashfully asked if Fisher was going to return as Florida State’s..." November 24

  • Cook sets Florida State rushing record in 45-14 romp

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- While junior running back Dalvin Cook cemented his Florida State legacy, freshman quarterback Deondre Francois continued to build his as the 17th-ranked Seminoles thumped Syracuse 45-14 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game before 32,340 fans at the Carrier Dome...." November 19

  • Dalvin Cook breaks Florida State career rushing record

    Tallahassee Democrat "With his 41-yard carry in the first quarter against Syracuse, running back Dalvin Cook has broken Warrick Dunn's career rushing record at Florida State to give him 3,986 yards. Cook came into the game just 19 yards short of Dunn's 3,959 yards, and broke the record on his second carry of the..." November 19

  • Jimbo Fisher reaffirms love for Florida State despite LSU coaching rumors

    Orlando Sentinel "Jimbo Fisher did not deny having interest or if his representatives have made contact with LSU for its head coaching position. But Fisher did express his love for his current post after Tuesday’s practice, as Florida State prepares to play at Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. “I’m not going to..." November 16

  • LSU contacts Jimbo Fisher, Larry Fedora; Ed Orgeron emerges in coaching search

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron have emerged as strong candidates in the school's search to replace Les Miles as head football coach, sources with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The sources were given anonymity to speak freely about the school's search to..." November 15

  • No. 18 Florida State rolls over BC

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After watching one superstar suffer a devastating injury already this year in the late stages of a blowout win, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made sure history didn't repeat itself Friday night. With star running back Dalvin Cook just 19 yards away from the..." November 11

  • Jimbo Fisher: Derwin James will be out for remainder of regular season

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James has been declared out for the remainder of the regular season, Jimbo Fisher said during his Wednesday radio call-in show. Fisher is hopeful James, who suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in September, can return for FSU’s bowl game to end this..." November 10

  • Florida State's Wilson sees college career ended by foot surgery

    ESPN "Florida State senior receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery on Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher said. Wilson was injured Oct. 15 and has missed the last two games. He attempted to rehab the foot injury, but the swelling persisted. He opted for..." November 07

  • Is Jimbo Fisher worth his top-5 salary?

    Today's U "Jimbo Fisher is the fifth-highest-paid coach in college football, according to coaching salary figures released by USA Today Wednesday. Fisher’s total salary is $5,250,000, which includes a max bonus of $1,475,000. He also reportedly received a $100,000 bonus within the past year. According to..." November 01

  • Florida State Star Derwin James Confirmed Out For Clemson Game

    The Spun "Derwin James injury update: Florida State’s star safety has been out since tearing a meniscus against Charleston Southern. He’s out for Saturday’s pivotal game against Clemson. There was some hope that James, one of the best players on FSU’s athletic defense, would be back in time to face..." October 27

  • Bucs' Winston says he second-guesses choice of FSU over Stanford

    Tampa Bay Times "On a conference call with San Francisco bay area writers Wednesday, Winston indicated he still second-guesses his decision to choose Florida State over Stanford when he was recruited by both out of high school. Winston's regret still exists despite him winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy and..." October 20

  • Sluggish Florida State stifles Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State expended a lot of energy during last week's emotionally charged, come-from-behind victory against rival Miami. And it showed Saturday. The No. 14 Seminoles looked sluggish in their second home ACC game of the season, but got the job done with a ho-hum..." October 15

  • No. 23 Florida State edges No. 10 Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Think extra points are pretty much automatic in college football? Miami doesn't. Not after Florida State's DeMarcus Walker got a paw up to block a kick by Miami's Michael Badgley with 1:38 left and allow the No. 23 Seminoles to escape with a 20-19 victory over..." October 09

  • Miami fans throw trash on field after targeting penalty

    Larry Brown Sports "Miami Hurricanes fans were furious about a targeting call in the fourth quarter of their game Saturday against Florida State and responded by littering the field with debris. Jamal Carter was called for targeting on a third down play that extended FSU’s drive in the fourth quarter, resulting in..." October 09

  • State law enforcement will not be available for FSU vs. Miami

    Sportsnaut "The state of Florida is currently being hammered by Hurricane Matthew, but that won’t stop Florida State and Miami from hitting the gridiron at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night. One thing that will be missing is a state police presence, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office made clear, via Gary..." October 07

  • Weiler's kick helps North Carolina stun No. 12 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Six years ago, North Carolina came into Doak Campbell Stadium and stunned Florida State, 37-35, on a game-winning field goal. Can anyone say deja vu? North Carolina senior kicker Nick Weiler booted a career-long 54-yard game-winning field goal Saturday night as the..." October 01

  • Cook, No. 14 Florida St. run roughshod over So. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- All Florida State running back Dalvin Cook needed to get back in the Heisman race was another game against the South Florida Bulls. Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 14 Florida State to a 55-35 win against South Florida on Saturday at..." September 24

  • Florida State QB Malik Henry returns to practice

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State quarterback Malik Henry has returned to practice per multiple reports. TomahawkNation first reported the news. Henry was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules on August 20th, and had not been at practice until Monday. Prior to his suspension he was competing for the..." September 21

  • Jackson fuels No. 10 Louisville past No. 2 Florida St.

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quarterback Lamar Jackson has established himself as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, however, is far from the only reason why No. 10 Louisville has to be considered a legitimate national championship contender. Dominating both sides of the..." September 17

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • FSU's Derwin James to miss 5-7 weeks after meniscus surgery

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James had successful surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, Jimbo Fisher said after Tuesday’s practice. James is expected to miss anywhere from 5-7 weeks, Fisher estimated. “They sowed it, which is really good for him because they saved every..." September 14

  • FSU's Derwin James undergoes surgery for torn cartilage in left knee

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James is expected to miss some time with torn cartilage in left knee, Jimbo Fisher said on Monday. Fisher said James had surgery on Monday, and expressed there was no serious damage suffered. Fisher did not have a timetable for James' recovery or how many games..." September 12

  • No. 3 Florida State routs Charleston Southern 52-8

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A short week of rest coming off an emotional Labor Day night game on Monday could've meant bad news No. 3 Florida State on Saturday. Instead, it was all good in the Seminoles' 2016 home opener. Quarterback Deondre Francois threw three touchdowns, Heisman hopeful..." September 10

  • Derwin James, an NFL talent stuck in college, suffers knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "One of the worst things about college football is seeing a player who’s good enough that he could be playing on Sundays get hurt on a Saturday, especially if that player is stuck playing for free in the NCAA because he’s not yet eligible for the NFL draft. Such an injury occurred today." September 10

  • No. 4 Seminoles rally past No. 11 Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Think the epic Sunday night duel between Notre Dame and Texas couldn't be topped? Think again. Fourth-ranked Florida State pulled off the biggest comeback win in school history Monday night in front when it rallied from 22 points down to defeat 11th-ranked Ole Miss..." September 06

  • FSU's Vic Viloria shared drinks with Showtime crew on night of DUI arrest

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State University strength and conditioning coach Vic Viloria was drinking with members of Showtime’s film crew on the night he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Viloria was given a bottle of whiskey from members of the crew to celebrate the end of preseason camp..." September 01

  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue

    ESPN "This is your daily reminder of the good in the world. Bo Paske is an autistic student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice. His mom told the story on Facebook. I was just a kid not too..." August 31

  • Florida State names Deondre Francois starting QB for Ole Miss game

    SEC Country "The Ole Miss Rebels now know which Florida State quarterback they will face on Sept. 5. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s starting quarterback. He beat out senior Sean Maguire, who suffered a foot injury earlier in camp and only returned to..." August 28

  • FSU strength coach Vic Viloria charged with DUI

    Tallahassee Democrat "At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his truck on the I-10 off-ramp on North Monroe Street. His truck was still in drive and Viloria’s foot was on the brake pedal. Officers tried to wake him up..." August 27