The Daily Sauce — June 29, 2022: FSU Football Lands LB DeMarco Ward
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The Daily Sauce — June 29, 2022: FSU Football Lands LB DeMarco Ward

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Lead Story

For the second time in three days on Tuesday, Florida State added to its 2023 recruiting class.

The latest commitment came from 3-star linebacker DeMarco Ward. Just days after visiting Tallahassee, Ward pledged his services to the Seminoles.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, the Duluth, Ga. native becomes the ninth member of the class and only linebacker. Ward chose the Seminoles over the likes of UCF, Louisville, Memphis, Wake Forest and others.

Ranked as the No. 1,193 overall prospect by the 247Sports Composite rankings, Ward brings FSU’s class up to 43rd nationally. That ranks just 10th among ACC schools.

Between the Lines for June 28, 2022

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On the Agenda for June 29, 2022

No athletic events scheduled.

Rolling News and Notes

The ACC announced a new scheduling model for football from 2023-26. ACC teams will play three primary opponents annually and every other program twice over the 4-year stretch. Clemson, Miami and Syracuse are listed as FSU’s three primary opponents. In 2023, FSU will also face Duke, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Wake Forest and Pittsburgh.

FSU basketball’s 2022-23 ACC opponents were announced on Tuesday. FSU will play Miami, Clemson, Louisville, Virginia, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh twice — at home and away. The Seminoles will travel to face Duke, NC State, Wake Forest and Virginia. FSU will host North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Boston College.

FSU hoops’ Naheem McLeod and Cam’Ron Fletcher have been cleared to return to basketball-related activities.

Florida State track and field star Trey Cunningham is among three finalists for The Bowerman. The award annually goes to the nation’s top track and field athlete.

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Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.