Florida State sports fans needed some good news.
The Seminole baseball team soured the fanbase after being knocked out of the playoffs on Sunday. Going 1-2 in the Auburn Regional meant FSU failed to qualify for the super regional stage of the NCAA tournament two years in a row, which happened only one other time (2006-07 ) since the 1984-85 seasons.
Then came encouraging developments in the Seminole softball and men’s basketball programs on Monday.
FSU softball:Seminole softball coach Lonni Alameda agrees to new contract extension
FSU Men’s Basketball:The Seminoles enter the land of the best international hope Baba Miller
FSU Women’s Athletics:Amani Heaven ready for NCAA outdoor championships
FSU softball head coach Lonni Alameda has agreed to a new contract extension to stay in Tallahassee. Texas A&M strongly sued her to fill her head coaching position, which has since been filled by Arizona State’s Trisha Ford. Alameda even visited College Station, according to TexAgs, but ultimately passed up the opportunity.
In men’s basketball, the Seminoles landed a verbal commitment from Real Madrid striker Baba Miller. He chose FSU over Gonzaga and is considered one of the top international prospects in the 2022 recruiting class. He is expected to join the Seminoles in August.
Below is a rundown of everything that happened in FSU athletics last week.
Recruitment is starting to heat up for the FSU football program.
The Seminoles recently hosted their first two recruiting camps of the summer via Elite Camp (Saturday) and Mega Camp (Sunday). June also marks the last month that rising high schoolers can make official campus visits until the start of football season.
Eight verbally committed FSU recruits attended its elite camp. Quarterback Chris Parson, wide receivers Vandrevius Jacobs and Darren Lawrence, tight end Randy Pittman and defensive end Lamont Green Jr. were the 2023 promises present. The 2024 commitments present were quarterback Luke Kromenhoek, wide receiver Camdon Frier and running back Kameron Davis.
Mega Camp has given hundreds of recruits the opportunity to be evaluated by dozens of programs across multiple divisions in one location. Several rookies received scholarship offers from the Seminoles, including Florida High running back/defensive back Micahi Danzy.
This weekend, FSU will welcome two 2023 quarterbacks on an official visit to Baton Rouge (La.) Rickie Collins of Woodlawn, who has verbally committed to Purdue, and Brock Glenn of Memphis (Tenn.) Lausanne Collegiate School .
Parson is reportedly planning to make an official visit to Mississippi State this weekend and could open his recruiting. He has not visited any other school since joining the Seminoles last July.
Select members of FSU’s track and field teams will be in Eugene, Oregon this week to compete in the four-day NCAA Outdoor Championships, which begin Wednesday.
Sprinter Edidiong Odiong (100m, 200m), thrower Amani Heaven (discus) and Odiong’s 4X100m relay team, Savvy’on Toombs, Ka’Tia Seymour and Ashley Seymour have qualified for the national championships among Seminole women who competed in the NCAA East Preliminary in Bloomington, Ind. at the end of last month.
The men have a legitimate chance to win the national title. They won the ACC Outdoor Championship in historic fashion and ranked No. 3 nationally in the latest USTFCCCA rankings, which is their highest outdoor ranking since May 7, 2013.
The men advanced eight individuals in Trey Cunningham (110m hurdles), Jeremiah Davis (triple jump, long jump), Jacore Irving (triple jump), Isaac Grimes (long jump), Taylor Banks (100m), Jo’ Vaughn Martin (100 meters), Adriaan Wildschutt (5,000 meters run, 10,000 meters run and Ahmed Muhumed (5,000 meters run).
The 4X100 (Banks, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint and Martin) and 4X400 (Alex Collier, Sean Watkins Jr., James Rivera and DaeQwan Butler) are the relay teams that advanced for the men.
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