Florida State Football Staff Adds Oregon’s Top Recruiter

The Florida State football program made a strong addition to its coaching staff on Tuesday.

According to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports, new Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart has hired Ducks linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Raymond Woodie to join his staff in Tallahassee.

Woodie is widely regarded as one of the top recruiters in the nation.

Woodie came to Eugene after spending the previous four seasons under Taggart in South Florida.

Source: Willie Taggart has hired LB coach and top recruiter Raymond Woodie at FSU, who was on his Oregon staff. He’ll join the Seminoles immediately.

— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 19, 2017

While the role is not officially defined, it is believed that he will take over a defensive assistant role at Florida State.

It’s also a homecoming for Woodie, who graduated from Palmetto (Fla.) High School before playing his college football at Bethune-Cookman in Dayton Beach. At just 44 years old, he is yet another assistant who will bring youth, energy and enthusiasm to the revamped Florida State coaching staff.

Florida State wraps up its 2017 campaign on Wednesday, Dec. 27 against Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl.

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