School in the News: Florida State

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5Nov 2019
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School in the News: Florida State

Willie Taggart (image via SI)

As most/all of you know by now, Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggart after a 27-10 loss to Miami this past weekend. That dropped the team to 4-5 this year after a 5-7 year in 2018, bringing Taggart’s record to 9-12 over a little less than two years.

One way this MAY impact Michigan is in the form of Taggart himself, who previously coached under Jack Harbaugh and with Jim Harbaugh. Taggart was Harbaugh’s running backs coach at Stanford and helped produce Toby Gerhart’s Doak Walker Award-winning season. Taggart went on to become the head coach at South Florida, then Oregon, then FSU. It wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Taggart find himself as an analyst at Michigan or even taking a position coaching role in 2020. This is way out in the future, but Jay Harbaugh has coached other positions (tight ends, special teams), so if there’s a staff shakeup after this season, Michigan does have some flexibility to bring in Taggart.

On the recruiting front, Florida State has already lost a couple commits, including Deerfield Beach (FL) Deerfield Beach running back Jaylan Knighton, who’s from the same high school as a Denard Robinson.

Other FSU commits with Michigan offers:

Michigan would like to add another running back in the 2020 class, and Toafili was a primary target before picking the Seminoles. The Wolverines were also making a decent effort with Douglas, who’s a speedy slot/running back/returner.

12Aug 2019
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2020 Recruiting Update: August 12, 2019

Lawrance Toafili (image via Tampa Bay Times)

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There’s not much good news in this week’s recruiting update. But there aren’t many surprises, either.


Bingley-Jones was supposed to visit Michigan this summer in late June, but he backed out at the last minute and word is that Michigan stopped recruiting him at that point.

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8Jun 2019
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Visitors: June 7-9, 2019

Broken Arrow (OK) Broken Arrow OT Andrew Raym (image via Twitter)


Kedrick Bingley-Jones – DT – Providence (NC) Country Day: Bingley-Jones is a 6’4″, 266-pounder with offers from Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #15 defensive tackle, and #155 overall. His crystal ball picks are split evenly between Florida, UNC, and NC State.

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14Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Update: January 14, 2019

Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas WR Marcus Rosemy (image via 247 Sports)

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Theo Johnson – TE – Windsor (Ontario) Holy Names: Johnson is a 6’4″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Penn State, Syracuse, and a bunch of MAC programs. He’s a 3-star, the #10 tight end, and #452 overall. He claims a 4.67 forty.

Tate Mackenzie – OT – Ypsilanti (MI) Lincoln: Mackenzie is a 6’8″, 310 lb. prospect with one lone other offer, that one from Toledo. He is currently unranked by 247 Sports.

Marcus Rosemy – WR – Fort Lauderdale (FL) Saint Thomas Aquinas: Rosemy is a 6’0″, 178 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #5 wide receiver, and #29 overall. He claims a 4.84 forty, a 4.34 shuttle, and a 32.3″ vertical. He was a teammate of 2019 Viper signee Anthony Solomon.

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