Florida State remains on the fringe
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Florida State remains on the fringe

Seminoles replace one top recruit gone to the NBA with another

Photo: Leonard Hamilton

Florida State is one of those schools that can attract a top recruit or two with Leonard Hamilton as its respected head coach. The problem is keeping them around to build a program that can climb the ACC ladder.

It’s one step forward with a coveted recruit and then back to the drawing board when he leaves for the NBA. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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