A potential move of Florida State to Division I could create a bit of a groundswell for southern lacrosse. Right now there's only two schools in the deep south that sponsor Division I men's lacrosse: Jacksonville and Mercer (and both were relatively recent additions to the level). The game is growing in that area of the country, and if Florida State drops the hammer and comes to play, will it push regional competitors to also make the move? (I see you, Georgia.)
While only existing at the Division I level for two seasons and compiling an uninspiring 2-25 record in that time, the Bears' lacrosse program has a deadly bullet in the chamber -- its facility -- and the allure of a geographic location that doesn't involve snow squalls and road salt; this may draw some talent from the northeast and also serve as a flash point for some of the emerging talent in the south.