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With 2 weeks to go, FSU and Florida recruiting well

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The FSU–Florida football game should be good for a while yet. With two weeks to go until national signing day, the website 247sports.com has the Seminoles of Jimbo Fisher and the Gators of Jim McElwain neck and neck in college recruiting. The Seminoles are fourth in the country and the Gators fifth coming down the stretch. Fisher has always recruited well. However, this will be McElwain’s first full recruiting season, so fans will be interested to see how he does.…

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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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College programs turning to virtual reality for recruiting

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College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field. A handful of programs are using it for a new purpose: Recruiting. By slipping on a headset, recruits can see what it’s like to be in the team huddle, listen to a coach’s speech, run down the tunnel before a game or tour the campus. It’s like taking an official visit without ever leaving…

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NCAA tables talk of extending football signing period

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The more the NCAA thought about it, the less likely they were convinced to sign on to a new football signing period. The NCAA has tabled consideration about adding a three-day signing period in December in addition to national signing day for those players who are ready to sign and who want to skip the whole furor over signing. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has favored an early signing period, but he is on record as wanting it to be in…

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