The Florida State football team has not been ranked in the top 25 of any major survey since the start of the 2018 season and the Seminoles are likely not to vote in the 2021 preseason after posting. Statistic 3-6 last season
But at least one national college football analyst was pleased with ‘Noles.
RJ Young of Fox Sports published his Top 25 for 2021 this week, and he had Florida State check-in at 25.
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why? Part of his reasoning is a combination of the seasoned talent that the Seminoles have brought in with transfers such as quarterback Mackenzie Milton (UCF) and Jermaine Johnson ( Georgia) in defense, and partly on his confidence in second-year head coach Mike Norvell.
“It̵7;s been a Transfer U East in the past few days and weeks,” Young said of the Seminoles, who have made eight transfers for this season. “I like the added guy Jermaine Johnson from Georgia – No. 1 Junior College. [defensive] Recruiting in 2019 I love the addition of McKenzie Milton because if he plays like he did in 2017 or 2018 in that regard, that will change you …
“They are going to hurry.”
Young, an undergraduate at Tulsa when Norvell was the team’s graduate assistant coach there, has closely followed the FSU coaching career and believes he will build on Florida State as he did at Memphis.
“I think he’s working on the same kind of magic here,” said Young.
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