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The Daily Nole — April 16, 2021: FSU Football Adds 2022 Athlete, Loses 2023 Back

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Lead Story

Florida State football received good and bad news on the recruiting trail on Thursday.

The Seminoles landed a commitment from 2022 athlete Brian Courtney. An athlete from Ashburn, Va., Courtney has not yet been rated by recruiting sites. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Courtney held offers from Old Dominion, Columbia and Massachusetts.

Courtney became the eighth commitment for FSU’s 2022 class. It currently ranks 10th nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite and first in the ACC.

The day ended on a low note however, as Orlando running back Cedric Baxter Jr. backed off his commitment to FSU. Baxter, a 2023 prospect, is listed at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds.

Baxter had been committed to FSU since July. He was not yet ranked by the Composite, but was a top-100 prospect nationally, per 247Sports.

Between the Lines

FSU women’s golf is tied for second place after the first day of the ACC Championships on Thursday.

On the Agenda

FSU women’s golf resumes the ACC Championships on Friday. FSU track and field will be in Gainesville to begin the Tom Jones Memorial. In tennis, the FSU women will wrap up the regular season at home against UCF. The FSU men will be at Duke. FSU softball will begin at 4-game series at Syracuse. Friday’s contest begins at 4 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra. FSU baseball begins at 3-game set at home vs. Boston College. That one begins at 6 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra.

News and Notes

FSU’s cheer and dance teams won the inaugural ACC Conference Cheer and Dance Championships.

Helpful Links

Fifth Quarter: James Coleman: Digesting the FSU Spring Game — Breaking Down the Defense
Athlon Sports: Florida State Football: Seminoles’ 2021 Schedule Analysis
Warchant: Making up for lost time: FSU’s Norvell loads schedule with camps, clinics

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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