High school athletes seeking to take their game to the Division I level may wish to explore options at Florida State University. The school is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference and is a perennial favorite in many of the sports it participates in.
For example, the Florida State Seminoles baseball team is one of the most successful collegiate baseball programs in America. The team has been to 20 College World Series and appeared in the national championship final on three occassions. The club is the second-winningest program in the history of college baseball. It has produced Major League Baseball stars JD Drew, Buster Posey and manager Tony La Russa.
Since 1990 the Florida State Seminole football program has been home to one of the country's most successful teams. During the 1990s the team boasted a winning percentage of 89 percent and won the national championship in 1993 and 1999, while playing in the title game five times between 1993 and 2001.
The school is a hotbed for elite National Football League players. For instance, Anquan Boldin, Derrick Brooks, Fred Biletnikoff, Deion Sanders and Heisman Trophy winners Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke once played for the team.
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