Noles News: Seminoles standing out at Senior Bowl

2025 four-star offensive tackle Owen Strebig announced his commitment date yesterday, with the Waukesha, Wisconsin product set to make his decision on Thursday, February 8. The 6-foot-8, 295-pound prospect will choose between the Florida State Seminoles, Wisconsin Badgers, Miami Hurricanes, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans — he’s considered a Notre Dame lean.

When Florida State faces off against Boston College on Labor Day this season, it’ll be against somebody other than Jeff Hafley, who is leaving the Eagle to become the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator.

Hafley had high expectations coming into BC after serving as co-defensive coordinator for an Ohio State team that made the CFP in 2019. BC football was in a state of mediocrity under previous head coach Steve Addazio, frequently making bowls but never winning more than seven games in a season. Hafley was expected to elevate the program to a greater level, but instead largely maintained the status quo. His teams never achieved more than 6 regular season wins and the whole season bottomed out in 2022 with a 3-9 record. They improved to 7-6 in 2023 with a Fenway Bowl win, but that record came against the easiest strength-of-schedule in the Power 5.

Overall, Jeff Hafley had a 22-26 record at Boston College and a 12-22 record in the ACC.

Another day of practice at the Reese’s Senior Bowl saw wide receiver Johnny Wilson once again making a name for himself, with defensive lineman Braden Fiske also getting some head turns:

FSU WR Johnny Wilson gets past Georgia safety Javon Bullard and then secures the catch. Wilson’s hands are exceptional, he’s been catching everything.

FSU’s Johnny Wilson’s huge frame is helping him get open at the Senior Bowl. The former Seminole is the biggest wideout in Mobile may lack shiftiness and speed but makes up for it with plays like this.

Florida State football placed a school-record 26 student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic Football Team:

Led by three-time honoree Ryan Fitzgerald, FSU was one of five schools in the conference with at least 25 selections. Academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0-grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. In addition, student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests for the season.

Fitzgerald, a junior working toward his Master’s in accounting, is the ninth Seminole to earn at least three All-ACC Academic honors. Brian Courtney, Preston Daniel, Ja’Khi Douglas, Joshua Farmer, Kevin Knowles II and James Rosenberry Jr. were all honored for the second time in their careers.

A program-record 25 all-conference honorees on the field and now a program-record 26 academic all-conference honorees for a team that won its first 13 games and the ACC championship

Florida State softball will make 12 television appearances throughout the season on the ESPN family of networks — since 2022, FSU has played 48 games on national television and holds a 43-5 record in those games:

FSU will appear on the ESPN Networks four times in four days at the Shriner Childrens Clearwater Invitational on Feb. 15-18. FSU will play No. 3 Stanford and No. 8 UCLA on ESPNU before battling No.

Gideon Canice

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